EVENT

8. RELIGIO ANIMALIS

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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6:30 pm

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HOST

David Guy

DATE & TIME

Thursday, January 28, 2021

6:30 pm

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8:30 pm

SESSION 2

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SESSION 3

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COST

£25

LOCATION

Online

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SUBJECTS COVERED

Fundamentals, Fairy-tales and Myth, Psychology and Religion, Dreams

DESCRIPTION

“People don’t understand when I tell them they should become acquainted with their animals or assimilate their animals”. Why would Jung say this? We shall look at how crucial the animal was for Jung and his psychology. As he writes, ”As long as the animals are there, there is life in the symbol”. Following the animal, we will explore how their presence in our dreams, waking and imaginal lives may lead us to establish an alliance with them, one that takes us “beneath” the wounds and dissociations of our lives and time. The presenter will also look at how “talking” with the animal, both inwardly and outwardly, may heal both, and more widely the ecologies we are inseparable from.

READING

Hannah, B., The Archetypal Symbolism of Animals, Chiron Publications. Wilmette. Illinois (2006)

Hillman, J., Animal Presences, Spring Publications. Putnam, Conn. (2008)

The Lindwurm, in East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Old Tales from the North Calla Editions, N.Y. (2008)

Prince Ivan, The Firebird, and The Grey Wolf, in Russian Fairy Tales - Afanas’ev, Pantheon Books. N.Y.

Further Reading:

Abrams, D., Spell of the Sensuous, New York, Vintage Books (1997)

Abrams, D., (2010) Becoming Animal, An Earthly Cosmology, New York, Pantheon Books (1997)

Neihardt, J.G., Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, London, University of Nebraska Press (1993)

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

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