EVENT

4. THE HEART AND THE RIVER: ON LONGING AND MADNESS IN THE FAIRY TALES OF RABBI NACHMAN OF BRATSLAV AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Thursday, October 28, 2021

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7:30 pm

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9:30 pm

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HOST

Yoram Inspector

DATE & TIME

Thursday, October 28, 2021

7:30 pm

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9:30 pm

SESSION 2

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SESSION 4

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COST

| £25

LOCATION

ESSEX CHURCH, 112 PALACE GARDENS TERRACE, W8 4RT

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SUBJECTS COVERED

Fairy Tale and Myth, Psychology and Religion, Cultural Aspects of Analytical Psychology, Individuation

DESCRIPTION

Martin Buber in “The Tales of Rabbi Nachman“ suggests that Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav (born in Ukraine in 1772 and died in 1810), "is perhaps the last Jewish mystic, he stands at the end of an unbroken tradition whose beginning we do not know.”

Rabbi Nachman, an organic part of the Hassidic movement that chose intention and feeling (“The language of the heart” in Jung’s Red Book)over intellectual scholarship, was unique, having decided to write and tell fairy tales.  His tales use archetypal motives that are uncommon to the Jewish folklore tradition. He argued that the old scriptures were overused and too familiar, and therefore something new is needed to engage people and bring them closer again to the divine. 

In many of the stories the theme of longing and madness are interwoven. A close look at them reveals a surprising affinity with Jung's Analytical Psychology.

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