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Join Dr. James Hollis, internationally acclaimed Jungian analyst, on Friday evening and all day Saturday for stimulating lectures and discussions.
We are the symbol-making animal. The concept of the archetype—which Jung added to our vocabulary—at first seems mysterious but explains how the human psyche imposes on the raw chaos of daily experience patterns which allow us to make psychic process conscious, and to experience nature’s flux and flow in meaningful ways. As such, archetypes provide continuity to our experience, and link us to our ancestors and our common heritage.
In this presentation, participants will learn how the psyche expresses itself through symbolic forms, be able to discern the role that symbolic forms play in connecting humans to each other, appreciate the role of image as carrier of unconscious purpose, and for clinicians, be able to link the client to energies larger than the concerns of daily life.
In this seminar, Dr. Hollis will focus on some of the ideas central to Jung’s observations on the human condition. Both challenging and helpful, puzzling and clarifying—all of them take us deeper and grant us greater agency into this “short pause between two great mysteries” of which he spoke. Participants will gain insights into the forms of psychological healing, be able to utilize the wisdom of Jung in linking clients to healing agencies within, learn how psychological maturation occurs, differentiate the effect of fate, character, and individual effort on psychological growth, and finally, appreciate the constructive role symptoms play in psychological healing and maturation.
James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zürich-trained Jungian analyst with a practice in Washington DC., where he is also executive director of the Jung Society of Washington. He is the author of 16 books that have been translated into 18 languages. An internationally acclaimed analyst, Dr. Hollis is former executive director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston, professor of Jungian Studies at Saybrook University, and vice president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. His books include The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other; Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life; Living a More Considered Life; The Middle Passage; Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives; Mythologems: What Matters Most; Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey; and Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times (forthcoming).