Jung's Post Cardiac Visions: Image and Individuation (intro presentation)
INTRO LECTURE: In 1944 at the age of sixty-nine, C. G. Jung falls unconscious from a heart attack and is suspended between life and death. While in this liminal space, Jung experiences visions that would significantly impact his life and his life's work. Jung's deep depression following his heart attack is a common post-cardiac phenomenon, which places patients at increased risk for further attacks. Jung's three-week engagement with his nightly post heart attack visions allows him to reengage in the world and produce "a fruitful period of work." Jung writes in Memories, Dreams, Reflections: "A good many of my principle works were written only then [post heart attack]" (297). This lecture will focus on the archetypal significance of Jung's post cardiac visions and their relevance to the individuation process leading to new insights.
ABOUT PRESENTER:Anne Ruitberg Taylor, Ph.D. graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a member of the C. G. Jung Society of Seattle. Her area of special interest is the imaginal realm of the heart and its significance to the cardiac patient. The title of her dissertation is: Medical Humanities: Speaking to the Cardiologist through Myth and Metaphor. Her professional background in Cardiology, Chemistry and Hematology provides a rich alchemical substrate for her current work. Anne R. Taylor is a certified 3 HO Kundalini Yoga Instructor and teaches in her private studio on Camano Island, WA.
SUGGESTED READING: Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C. G. Jung (Focus: Chapter X "Visions")
ABOUT SATURDAY WORKHOP: This lecture serves as an introduction to a Saturday workshop. Participants are invited to register for either or both the lecture and or the workshop. To register for the Saturday workshop in addition to Friday evening introductory lecture, requires linking and using a separate registration page below. See full workshop description at www.jungseattle.org or scroll to link.
NOTE: This program has been approved for 5.5 CEUs by the Washington Chapter National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number is #1975-157. The cost to receive a certificate is as follows: 5.5 units for lecture and workshop $15; 2.0 units for the Friday lecture $10; 3.5 units for the Saturday workshop $10.
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