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5. RESTORATIVE POWER OF THE FEMININE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST EVIL

Saturday, October 31, 2020

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HOST

Penny Norris

DATE & TIME

Saturday, October 31, 2020

9:30 am

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11:30 am

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COST

£20

LOCATION

Online

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SUBJECTS COVERED

Fundamentals, evil, shadow, neurosis, symbols, coming to selfhood, union of opposites, transcendent function, visual images

DESCRIPTION

Nowadays we can see as never before that the peril which threatens all of us comes not from nature, but from man, from the psyches of the individual and the mass. The psychic aberration of the man is the danger. Everything depends upon whether or not our psyche functions properly. If certain persons lose their head nowadays, a hydrogen bomb will go off.

C. G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1962 §132

The fairy tale of Fitcher's Bird could be seen psychologically as an alchemical process of redemption and transformation, perhaps a process of individuation. It reveals the power of the feminine principle when applied consciously by men and women to make a stand against evil. It holds the paradox that within evil there may be good that seeks redemption. Contrarily, goodness actively absorbs and protects itself from deeds and intentions of evil, transforming these. It is a blood-thirsty tale of a wicked magician who does not behave properly, and people lose their heads. He captures and murders women until he meets his match, the third sister of three.

This is a power-point presentation with visual images, discussion and Q&As.

READING

Kalsched, D., The Inner World of Trauma, Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit, Chapter 9, New York, London: Routledge (1996)

Brothers Grimm, The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales, London: Routledge (1993)

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol. 11, Psychology and Religion: West and East, §§ 745-747, London: Routledge (1991)

The fairy tale "Fitcher's Bird" can be found in Routledge's editions of The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales. It can also be found online at  https://en.wikipedia.org

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

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