The C.G. Jung Society of Colorado presents
Our Promethean Debt
by Jeffrey Kiehl
September 24th, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
Exclusive Zoom Presentation
Cost: $15, $10 students and seniors
This past year has felt apocalyptic in so many ways. First, with the appearance of COVID which has led to a staggering number of deaths and illnesses. The pandemic has initiated us into lockdowns, shutdowns and even put-downs from those denying COVID’s reality. Chaotic divisiveness erupted, from the White House to our family’s house. Racism, misogynism, xenophobia and generalized claustrophobia erupted everywhere. Hope is a word that has faded from our vocabulary. In addition to these cataclysms, climate chaos continues to make itself known with unbearable heatwaves, flaming forests, and life-choking smoke. A billion animals lost their lives in the Australian fires—a story, by the way, which was never frontpage news. How do we stay sane in such a world? How do we find wholeness in a world full of so much dissociation? According to Jung, we have accrued a tremendous Promethean debt due to our pursuit of meaningless materialism. The story of Prometheus provides a rich, complex figure that has captured the imagination of poets and artists for millennia. Using this ancient Greek myth, we will delve into trickery, theft, fire and hope to better understand our current debt to the archetypal forces at play today.
Jeffrey T. Kiehl, PhD, is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst and senior training analyst for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he teaches a course on Ecopsychology. He is the author of the book Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future. He has also authored, “The Mandala as Portal to Healing” for the ARAS Journal; “Engaging the Green Man” in Depth Psychology and Climate Change; and “A Tale of Two Cultures: Climate Change and American Complexes” in Cultural Complexes and the Soul of America.
For further information, please contact The C.G. Jung Society of Colorado at (303) 575-1055; or go to https://jungsocietyofcolorado.wordpress.com