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THE GREEN DREAM: The Inauguration of the Individuation Process, an evening with Robert Mannis, Ph.D.

  • Friday, May 21, 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 17


This program is not recorded

An Evening With

Jung had this dream shortly after Christmas of 1912.  He was 37 years old.  He was personally reeling from his collapsing friendship with Freud.  Jung referred to this time of his life as "a period of inner uncertainty."  Arguably this "Green Dream" may be the most important dream of Jung's life.  I believe this dream has great significance for all of us, as it began a journey of introspection that Jung aptly named, the individuation process.  

I think this dream is best approached from three distinct directions.  The first is an aesthetic appreciation of the exquisite beauty of this deram.  The second is an analysis/interpretation of the dream, using Jung's own symbolic methodology.  The final involves an investigation into what this dream meant for Jung, personally, and the life altering choices he made subsequent to this "Green Dream."

Dr. Mannis will be discussing much of the last chapter in his book, Ars Nova: Understanding the Alchemical Mystery in the Age of Aquarius, throughout the presentation. 

The Green Dream can be found in Memories, Dreams, Reflections, by Carl Jung, on pages 171-172. Chapter 6, “Confrontation with the Unconscious “, 4th paragraph.

Robert Mannis, Ph.D.,  is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Frederick, MD. In the spring of 1976 he was honored to be asked to be the first treasurer of what would become our Jung Society today.  On January 17, 1986, Robert presented his research for his doctorate dissertation, titled "The Relationship of Masqueline Development to Consciousness" as reflected in the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. Jake Goering was his advisor. He has presented with the Jung Society two additional times. Walter Reed was his first duty station as a Lieutenant in the US Army, and he also had the good fortune of presenting there many years later. 

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