When Psyche Is Muse: On Self Portrait and Jungian Memoir w Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky's offers a Friday lecture to the Jung Society Seattle and introduces a Saturday workshop.
FRIDAY PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION: When Psyche is Muse, the curious and the beautiful are not enough. She demands the psychological. Psyche wants us to gather the stuff of our livesour obsessions, our family dramas, the difficult details of our wanderings in the wilderness, our dreams and visions, our ghosts and spirit guides. The inner world is more real to her than all our worldly garments. Jung speaks her language in the Red Book. Jungian Memoir writing that includes and illuminates the inner life is one of her forms. So is self portrait.
Psyche came to the painter Emma HoffmanNaomi Ruth Lowinsky's grandmother in the darkest night of her soul, and urged her to reflect on her own face in the mirror. A series of selfportraits traces her long life's journey. Hoffman's portraits, still lifes, and landscapes explore shadow and light. It was she who initiated Lowinsky into the spiritual practice of making art of one's life.
This lecture will gather and weave four strands: Emma Hoffman's story and paintings, Lowinsky's memoirs in poetry and prose, her reflections on Jung's Red Book and on Jungian memoir as a literary genre.
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, is the author of The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way, and The Motherline: Every Woman's Journey to Find Her Female Roots, both of which she considers examples of Jungian Memoir. Many essays in that same genre have been published in Psychological Perspectives and the Jung Journal. Her poetry is widely published in literary magazines and anthologies and she has authored three poetry collections. The most recent is Adagio and Lamentation (2010).
She is an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, poetry editor for Psychological Perspectives and maintains a private practice in Berkeley, CA.
This Friday presentation is open to the public and offers 2.0 CEUs for mental health professionals ($10 processing fee and enroll at door.)
The Saturday workshop following; A Day with Psyche as Muse must be registered for separately and offers an additional 5.0 CEUs to practitioners.
Good Shepard Center, Rm 202 (View)
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103