Upcoming Lecture: Great Again: The longing for rebirth in an American cultural complex

The C.G. Jung Society of Colorado

Fall 2019 Lecture Series

Please note our location and our format:

All lectures will be held at the Park Hill United Church of Christ, at 2600 Leyden Street, on the northeast corner of 26th Avenue and Leyden Street. The entrance to the sanctuary, where the lectures are held, is on Leyden Street just north of the Montessori playground.

There is plenty of parking available on Leyden Street. The sanctuary entrance is on one level and is handicapped accessible.

Cost: free to members,  $15 at the door, $10 students and seniors

The Jung Society will be presenting lectures this academic year for the FALL SEMESTER ONLY. We will be taking a much-needed hiatus during the spring 2020 semester. We hope to see you at our lectures this fall! Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy social time and refreshments with us.

Great Again: The longing for rebirth in an American cultural complex

 a lectureby Kaitryn Wertz

December 6th, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.

This presentation explores the archetype of rebirth in American collective consciousness. The rise of Donald Trump has polarized the culture with intense emotion and a push toward extremism. At the heart of Trump’s message is fear and demonization of the “other,” who must be eliminated so that “real Americans” can rebirth an imagined past greatness.  From a Jungian perspective, the American psyche is in the grip of a cultural complex, rooted in images of violence and scapegoating. The presentation will also consider signs of a compensatory American myth, visible in a recent stream of children’s films. Each tells a similar story: a courageous girl renews the people and restores the land through her ability to empathize with what seems profoundly ‘other.’ Psychological themes in these children’s films will be amplified by dreams arising in individuals since Trump’s election, suggesting a possible, more hopeful direction of the collective psyche.

Kaitryn Wertz, M.Ed., LMHC, LPC,is a diplomate Jungian Analyst in private practice in Broomfield, Colorado, witha thirty-five-year background as a therapist, public speaker, and workshop leader. She is especially interested in the ways in which Jungian psychology can help us to understand the changes occurring in society and to make ethical choices about them. Kaitryn currently serves as Vice President of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.  

Our sister group, The C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado is an official Training Society of the IAAP. Please check out their news and programming at http://www.junginstituteofcolorado.com



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