LECTURES, COURSES, WORKSHOPS
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Featured Public Events
Jan. 28, Mar. 18
Jung realized that in addition to “the spirit of the time, characterized by use and value,” there is also a “spirit of the depths,” which leads “to the therapy of the soul” (Red Book, p. 48). In the Poetry Corner, there is time to ponder both levels reflected through the poems (selected by participants ), thereby enriching our lives.
The series will begin with an introductory seminar entitled Ways of Knowing.
This seminar will focus on a symbolic interpretation of Grimm's tale, “Iron Hans”, providing the opportunity for further exploration of ideas discussed in the May 2014 lecture titled “Aspects of the Masculine.” All are welcome even if they did not attend the lecture. CANCELLED
Lecture at 14 Elm
The act of performing is an act of giving of oneself to the world. It is also an act of creation where the artist brings out what is inside to the outer world. In this creative act, both introversion and extraversion are present.
There is no performance without an audience - an audience which has the power to posit a judgement on the performance, communicate the judgement to the performer and even write about it in a review. The fear of judgement may trigger complexes, often of authority figures and the performer may become overwhelmed by the parental imagoes. The artist encounters issues of stage fright, self-confidence and self-valuing. The creative output is at risk of being thwarted.
The challenge is then to be able to be oneself fully, whole, indivisible and distinct from the audience’s expectations, which is nothing short of the individuation process.
The lecture will explore the notions of authenticity versus representation, essence versus persona, sharing versus excelling and performing versus being.
SUSTAINING MEMBERS: FREE
NON MEMBERS: $20 IN ADVANCE; $25 AT THE DOOR