Friday Evening Lecture

The Inner Life of Fairy Tales

Date: March 9, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Presenter: Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird, Dallas
$20.00 non-members (includes a complimentary reception with hors d'oeuvres and wine)

Wisdom lurks in familiar stories. The simplicity of fairy tales provides unusual access to the workings of psyche. Seemingly innocent adventures can reveal our hidden sides. The struggles of The Ugly Duckling reflect the task of claiming the treasures of the unconscious. Dr. Young will draw on his work with Joseph Campbell to investigate what we can learn from quest narratives. Through storytelling and mythological amplification, we will follow this timeless fable to learn more about following our callings, dealing with challenges, finding a sense of belonging and connecting with a purpose larger than ourselves. Discussion will show how metaphors provide clues to the inner journey.

            Joseph Campbell quote  

Saturday Workshop

 Finding Our Way Back Home

Date:  March 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m -  noon
Presenter:

Jonathan Young, Ph.D.

Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird, Dallas
 $40.00 non-members (includes a complimentary continental breakfast)

Enchanting stories offer assistance in periods of personal uncertainty. Dr. Young will discuss Hansel & Gretel, to see how timeless tales provide guidance for our own missions. For example, we will look at the many meanings of a visit to the wise old woman of the woods. These yarns connect us with dimensions beyond ordinary experience and offer a mythic vision to enlarge our sense of place and purpose.

Jonathan Young, Ph.D. - storyteller and psychologist - assisted Joseph Campbell and was the founding curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives. He also curated the James Hillman and Marija Gimbutas collections. He created and chaired the mythological studies program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. Selections from his books are posted at The Center for Story and Symbol. Dr. Young Maintains a practice internationally via Skype.