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Kathryn Madden, Ph.D. - From Chaos to Creative Ritual in Life Transitions
Good Shepherd Center, Rm. 202
Seattle, WA
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Friday Dec 13, 2013 7:00 PM - Friday Dec 13, 2013 9:00 PM | $15.00 - $25.00


Kathryn Madden, Ph.D. - From Chaos to Creative Ritual in Life Transitions
C.G. Jung Society, Seattle Presents:

Lecture: Friday, December 13th

Kathryn Madden, Ph.D. - From Chaos to Creative Ritual in Life Transitions

Important to Jung was a life-long study of dreams, ceremonies, ritual, and religious practices. He believed that everyday reality could potentially be transformed into a symbolic experience if we open ourselves to the space of "liminality." Liminality represents a state of transition between "stasis" and "growth" wherein one is no longer where one was, but is not yet where he or she is going. Liminality may involve long periods of isolation or feelings of chaosas if we are suspended in a deathlike state--in which we are cut off from our normal contacts, supportive communities, and social lives. Primordial energies of deep, underlying myths are mobilized in moments of crisis and during transitionalor liminalperiods.

As we explore the emotional and experiential underpinnings of liminality through ritual, we can pass through the "betwixt or between," chaos and confusion. Ritual contains and allows for feelings and instincts to be transformed into imagery. We can relate to the images that emerge until a symbol emerges. Attention to ritual can serve to alleviate personal or social turmoil and conflict.

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Learning Objectives:

1) Gain knowledge about rites of passage in ritual that give insight into clinical diagnoses.

2) Exploration of the concept of liminality will offer deepened understanding of the inevitable lacunae in the individual or collective psyche.

3) Participants will learn that experiencing a symbol should be a separate endeavor from analyzing and interpreting it empirically.

4) Learn to distinguish "dominant symbols," which are connected to the values and meaning that undergird a ritual event, from lesser symbols.

CEU Certificates:
Lecture only $10
Workshop only $10
Lecture & Workshop $15

Note: those who wish to attend both Friday's lecture and Saturday's workshop must register for each separately.



Good Shepherd Center, Rm. 202 (View)
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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