Workshops and Seminars
The C.G. Jung Foundation presents
Jung, Myth and The Soul's Journey
a daylong workshop led by
Saturday, February 26, 2011
We can keep from a child all knowledge of earlier myths, but we cannot take from him the need for mythology. — C.G. Jung, Symbols of Transformation
Give people a fact or an idea and you enlighten their minds; tell them a story and you touch their souls. Hasidic proverb
In this workshop, we will discuss from a Jungian perspective how the use of myth can engage people in shaping their own lives as they "dialogue" with their vocātiō, or their calling. We will come to imagine how — by incorporating the common themes of myth and the character traits of the hero — we can become the hero or heroine of our own stories, analyzing a myth while the myth analyzes us.
G. Kwame Scruggs, founder and executive director of Alchemy, Inc., holds an MA and PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California, where he studied depth psychology and the use of mythology in human development.
He also has more than fifteen years of experience working with urban youth. His doctoral dissertation, "There's a Secret in the Village: Using Myth to Engage Urban Adolescent Males," was recently published in book form by a major international publisher. He is a Certified Facilitator of the Akan System of Life Cycle Development (African-based rites of passage), and completed his first level of post-certification in Ghana, West Africa.
Saturday, February 26, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop Fee: Foundation Members/Students: $55; General Public: $70
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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