James Hollis, Jung Society of Washington
Divided Soul/Divided Nation: An Examination of the Shadow in the Body Politic
Thursday, March 29, 2017
TIME: Bar opens at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7:00pm
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
Join us for a look at the current divides in our country through the lens of depth psychology and examine what is going on in the unconscious of individuals and groups. The problem of the unconscious is that it is “unconscious” and therefore very difficult to identify and explore; however, there are ways in which we can “read” the external behaviors of people to work backward into what is driving them.
For example, Jung’s concept of “the Shadow” is a helpful tool in this examination. The Shadow is composed of those aspects of our individual psyches, or of our groups, which, when brought into consciousness, are troubling, contradictory to our professed values, or intimidating in what they ask us to confront. This presentation will provoke conversation that addresses the task of personal and cultural healing.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.