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TRACKING THE GODS: The Movement of Archetypal Powers in our Time, a course by James Hollis

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • 4 sessions
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • The Sanctuary Room, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

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When Jung asked the question, “Where did the gods go when they left Olympus,” he answered, they left Olympus and entered the unconscious of the modern and became “disturbances.” When Jung talks of “the gods” he sees them as the personification of archetypal energies. Those forces are timeless and course through all of us, so when a god “dies” it means the energy has left the concept, practice, ritual, dogma, gone underground, and, incognito, appears elsewhere.  How do we, then, track those energies, and where do they reappear in such contemporary forms as consumerism, seduction by electronics, sociopathies, and personal symptoms? This class will explore how today’s culture copes with, or finds surrogates for the primal powers of nature, however disguised they are in contemporary cultural expressions. 

Reading: James Hollis, Tracking the Gods: the Place of Myth in Modern Life

James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C., Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, and author of fifteen books.

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