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BEING CALLED TO CO-HEARANCE: Individuation and the Mythic Dimension, Dennis Slattery

  • Friday, September 16, 2016
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Elderdice Room; Wesley Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016


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Friday, September 16th


Dennis Patrick Slattery 

A life of co-herence and co-hearance suggests a dialogue or conversation between various parts of ourselves as they seek an underlying unity in an on-going pilgrimage that C.G. Jung called "a process of individuation." The lecture will entertain those moments in our lives of being called and our possible responses to them: accepting the call, rejecting the call, or ignoring it through "call waiting." It will explore Jung's own encounter with the mythic dimension and his own quandary surrounding his not knowing what myth he himself was living.

Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. has been teaching for 45 years, the last 21 in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 24 books, including one novel and six volumes of poetry, two with accompanying CDs. He has also published over 200 articles in journals, books, newspapers, magazines, and on-line journals. His most recent books include Bridge Work: Essays on Mythology, Literature and Psychology and Our Daily Breach: Exploring Your Personal Myth Through Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. He offers Riting Personal Myth retreats in the US, Europe, and Ireland, based in part on the works of Joseph Campbell as well as others. dslattery@pacifica.edu; www.dennispslattery.com

This program is partially underwritten by the generosity of Dr. Erminia Scarcella. Our thanks to her!


The Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity.  We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation".  With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events.  We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community. 

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