a lecture by Mark Palmer
May 10th, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.
In this talk Dr. Mark Palmer will present the latest results of his studies into the nature of a patriarchal society and its effect on individual psychological development which C. G. Jung called “individuation.” He will provide a working definition and identifying features of the psychological “patriarch” as it might appear in myth and dreams, as well as in our everyday experiences. As a powerful psychological element, the “patriarch” can help or inhibit personal growth, individual freedom, and a relationship with the Self. Mark will discuss how the introduction of Eros or love may transform a one-sided, masculine patriarchy by inviting the re-introduction of the feminine principle. It is his hope that this presentation will invite us to draw our own conclusions as to the role of the “patriarch” in our lives.
Mark T. Palmer, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Diplomate Jungian Analyst in private practice in Denver. Mark’s interest in the symbolic and psychological importance of the patriarchy in the lives of individuals and societies dates back many years. He is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado, and he recently completed a thesis titled: “The Father Archetype, the Patriarch, and Individuation.”