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September 2020

Finding Hope in Troubled Times: The Language of Rebirth in an American Cultural Complex

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Zoom Online Lecture: Finding Hope in Troubled Times: the Longing for Rebirth in an American Cultural Complex KAITRYN WERTZ, L.P.C. This presentation first considers the early American experience of rebirth in a new land and its accompanying mythology of violence, conquest and scapegoating. This is contrasted with an emerging theme of rebirth through relatedness, visible in recent children’s films and in the dreams of individuals. The image of the frontiersman, the European colonists’ earliest hero, contrasts with that of a…

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October 2020

Spiritual Democracy, Jung, and the American Psyche

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Zoom Online Lecture: Spiritual Democracy, Jung, and the American Psyche STEVEN HERRMANN, Ph.D., MFT Jung described active imagination as a technique for discovering the mythopoetic images hidden in the emotions. Jung modeled this method in his Red Book. A related technique is what Walt Whitman called Vocalism. Poets who have used this method have helped to articulate what our national myth is in the United States. One of our central myths is “Spiritual Democracy.” Spiritual Democracy is a way to…

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