Visiting Lecturer Series with James Hollis, Ph.D.
Friday, April 1st: 7 pm – 9 pm & Saturday, April 2nd: 12 pm – 3 pm
Archetypal Presences: The Forms Rolling Beneath the Surfaces of Our Lives
Jung approached the reality of the psyche with reverence because he believed that we do not create our thoughts and forms of expression any more than if we created animals in the forest. They create us. The role of the ego, then, is to observe, respect, and dialogue with those intra-psychic “others” while holding fast to the maintenance of conscious life. This presentation will explore the forms which roll beneath the surface of our lives, and why our dialogue with them lifts us out of the mere surface features of our brief journey.
Friday, April 1st, 2022; 7 pm – 9 pm (EST) via Zoom
Cost: $30 2 MHC and Social Work CEUs offered
Stuck Places/Shadow Places: the Psychopathology of Daily Life. Three Case Studies
Aristotle noted that art was a more reliable portrait of what happens than history. History is both an interpretation and tied to the particular; art in turn speaks to the timeless, universal movements of history and embodies the permutations of the human animal. These three portraits in poetry will serve as the springboard for our conversation: T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Jon Stallworthy’s “Letter from Berlin,” and Sharon Olds’s “I Go Back to May, 1937.” By witnessing the struggles of others, we gain pointers, insights, even strategies to address our own difficulties. In this workshop, we will examine three reports from the trenches, the never-ending wins and losses in the battle to survive, even make sense of one’s life.
Saturday, April 2nd, 2022; 12 pm – 3 pm (EST) via Zoom
Cost: $50 2.5 MHC and Social Work CEUs offered
James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst in practice in Washington, DC and author of eighteen books, the latest being The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves.
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