Terry Gibson, Ph.D.: Individual and Cultural Jungian Analysis in Liminal Realms
A little over thirty years ago, depth psychology cut a dramatically deeper trench into the thin places between personal and transpersonal experience. It was the publication of Joseph Hendersons Threshold of Initiation. For many in the Jungian world this books appearance heralded a deeper consideration of that fragile interface between human and archetypal, personal and numinal. Some consider it one of the major advancements of theoretical and clinical reflection on this critical theme since Jungs Answer to Job arrived (in a fit of automatic, feverish writing) in 1952. A rash of gifted complementary commentary has unfolded since from Jeff Raff, Clarissa Pincola Estes, Ann Belford Ulanov, John Dourley, Marion Woodman, Dyanne Sherwood, Murray Stein and many, many others.
Finding the doorway, the Portal, into such depth chambers of the Psyche is necessary for such repeated transformative exposure. This workshop explores ideas about where that Portal might be more reliably located or, perhaps better stated, experienced. It is to wonderings about how to enter this liminal zone and to receive its healing that these conversations turn their attention. We will imagine together about what our world would look like if there were a depth numinal politics more broadly practiced in both our individual and communal lives. Through theory, cinematic example, and input from depth therapists and philosophers, we will attempt to navigate a safe voyage and return across these liminal seas of being.
Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Room 222
Seattle, WA 98103
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