Friday Evening Lecture

The Mythological Unconscious: An Exploration of How Psyche Incarnates the Invisible

Date:

February 2, 2018 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Presenter: James Hollis, Ph.D.
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird 

$20.00 non-members (includes a complimentary reception with hors d'oeuvres and wine)

The problem of the unconscious is that it is unconscious, and we can say nothing about it. Nonetheless, some agency outside the sphere of our conscious intentions continues to spill into the world and create patterns. Jung observed that we need to “read” myth to understand what is going on in the unconscious. In such fashion we get some sense of the meaning process at work within us. This presentation will illustrate the mythopoetic process at work and track the meaning task unfolding even in psychotic process.

                                    

Saturday Workshop

Symbols of Transformation: How Psyche Works in the Task of Development

Date:

February 3, 2018 9:30 a.m.– noon

Presenter: James Hollis, Ph.D.
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird

$40.00 non-members (includes a complimentary continental breakfast)

In 1912 Jung published a work now titled Symbols of Transformation. In this historic study which broke from Freud, Jung posited the teleological or purposeful nature of symptoms, the archetypal field from which symbols arise, and a methodology for interpreting the symbols which arise during transformation. We will explore how Jung discovered apertures to track the mythopoetic unconscious which is at work within each of us at all times.

Books by James Hollis, Ph.D.

James Hollis, Ph.D.was born in Springfield, Illinois, and graduated from Manchester University in 1962 and Drew University in 1967. He taught Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82). He is presently a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas for many years and now is Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice-President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. Additionally he is a Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.

 


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