Workshops and Seminars
The C.G. Jung Foundation presents
The Mythic Hero and Psyche’s Call
a daylong program led by
Saturday, October 28, 2006
“Seabiscuit: The Little Horse That Could, And Did, And Still Does ”
The word “hero” in our day, when applied to so many so often, begins to lose its mythic sense. The mythic Hero is larger than life, and must accomplish impossible tasks at great risk, bringing hope and redemption to lesser mortals. But the Hero stands in an important relationship to the Self, and implied in the Hero’s grand mission are ideas of personal responsibility and vocation, two themes we meet frequently in Jung’s theory of individuation but do not often examine. This presentation, using film clips, will invite a conversation about heroism as it appeared in the collective psychological phenomenon that was a horse named Seabiscuit, a true mythic Hero, and the human partners who engaged with him in a mutual process of transformation.
“Many Are Called — But How to Answer?”
The word “vocation” means “a calling,” experienced as an inner voice that prompts us to follow a certain path in life. But “vocation” is more than an occupational aptitude or career path; it brings a sense of Destiny, of purposefulness – not merely blind Fate – and it keeps us moving, deepening our sense of self as we grow older. Jung’s theory of individuation suggests that we are each “called” to become distinct personalities, to become conscious of ourselves and our differences, both interpersonal and intrapersonal. But how do we “hear” this call? And if we hear it, how can we answer in a world pressing more insistently for conformity for safety’s sake? What sort of heroism and personal responsibility is required for us to both hear and answer psyche’s call?
Lyn Cowan, Ph.D., has been a practicing Jungian analyst since 1980, Director of Training for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts for six years and past president of the Society, held a Professorship for ten years in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University (Minneapolis), and recently concluded two years of teaching and lecturing at the C.G. Jung Center of Houston, Texas. She is the author of three books: Portrait of the Blue Lady: The Character of Melancholy; Tracking the White Rabbit: A Subversive View of Modern Culture; and Masochism: A Jungian View. Her passion for horseracing began when she was 11 and continues unabated.
Saturday, October 28, 2006 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tickets should be purchased in advance by mail, by phone or fax with credit card, or in person Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For further information, please call 212-697-6430 or FAX 212-953-3989.
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Cowan Workshop: Saturday, October 28, 2006
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