EVENT

22. HAMLET

Friday, May 19, 2023

SPEAKER

Robert Macdonald

DATE & TIME

Friday, May 19, 2023

7:30 pm

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9:30 pm

Saturday, May 20, 2023

10:30 am

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12:30 pm

Saturday, May 20, 2023

2:00 pm

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4:00 pm

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COST

£105

LOCATION

Essex Church, London W8 4RT

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SUBJECTS COVERED

Fairy Tale and Myth, Dreams, Fundamentals, Psychology and Religion, Individuation, Alchemy

DESCRIPTION

Hamlet’s inner life is a battleground of opposing forces, wavering between the principle of good and capacity for love, and evil, loathing and cruelty. Locked in a war within, he is chronically indecisive and incapable of action.

The seminar will seek insight into this divided soul.  Archetypal and alchemical themes are abundant: the father’s ghost, puer-senex, heroic consciousness, initiation, shame,splitting, sol and luna, and possession. The Renaissance philosophy of doubt, Dionysian man, and the Oedipus complex are relevant.

The seven soliloquies reveal an unfolding consciousness struggling to understand his complex inner world and expose unconscious patterns residing in the psychic background that shape his world and determine his relationships.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

IGAP member

READING

Required Reading:

Shakespeare, W., Hamlet

RecommendedReading:

Jung,C. G., Collected Works, Vol 4, The Significance of the Father in the Destiny of the Individual, §§692-744

Jung, C. G., Collected Works, Vol. 14, The Personification of the Opposites, §§104-348