EXILE AND HOMECOMING, Personal and Archetypal Narratives in Times of Strife
Wine and Cheese Reception following the presentation and discussion.
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Exile and homecoming hit us on many levels. On a personal level the need for home is an expression of attachment observed in all living beings and the specifically human need to create a world of shared meaningful experiences. If you have once experienced loss of home you will probably never take home for granted. The quest for home initiates soul searching. On a collective level home and its loss continue to create global crises. We will explore home models that welcome the stranger without loss of the familiar.
Message from the Jung Society of Washington
We are honored to present John Hill as this year’s Jungian Scholar of Distinction. Beloved for the poetic force of his speaking, writing and teaching, this Zurich-based training analyst will address our deepest need and longing to attain a sense of belonging to self, others and place: to be at home in the world.
John Hill’s thoughtful and poetic work on "Home" has never been more pertinent than it is today. Each one of us has been touched by global currents that disrupt established cultural, economic and social grounding. On a collective level home and its loss continue to create global crises. As teams of migrants move across the globe, searching for fulfillment of this most fundamental need, we who rest secure in our adopted or ancestral homelands feel the fragility of our own sense of belonging to place, self, and one another.
How do inner and outer experiences of “at-home-ness” converge? The quest for home initiates soul-searching. On a personal level the need for home is an expression of attachment observed in all living beings and the specifically human need to create a world of shared meaningful experiences. But how do we find or reinforce a sense of belonging in such a turbulent world? Hill will present models of home that welcome the stranger without loss of the familiar.
Join us for this in-depth exploration of Home as the defining archetype of our era.
John Hill, M.A., earned a diploma in analytical psychology from the Jung Institute of Zurich, where he served for many years as a training analyst, and degrees in philosophy from the University of Dublin and Catholic University. He has a private practice in Zurich and is a training analyst at ISAP-Zurich. Born and raised in Ireland and a graduate of Glenstal Abbey School, he has published, among other works, "Celtic Myth," "Dreams," "Christian Mysticism," and "At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging."
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