FREE ONLINE EVENT
Sunday, February 20, 2021, 10 am - noon PST (UTC -8)
REGISTRATION with your email address is required. After registering, you will receive an email containing the Zoom link.
This program will not be recorded.
“The Self is not static … it is more often represented by some moving or dancing body.” Marie-Louise von Franz (1997, p. 65)
This journey takes us into the remote region of the Kalahari Desert that borders Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, and the territory of the San Bushman, the first people. Here we enter the realms of the unfathomable mystery of the unitary nature of spirit and matter. The San Bushman people have a differentiated sense of obedience to their basic inner being which manifests as a deep respect for and relatedness to nature, the animal, and spirit. This lecture will focus on the initiation embodied in the spiritual hunt and healing dance, and the idea of the transformation of the individual through the connection to an inner numinous God-image. This idea is amplified by considering the stages of this initiation in relation to the stages of the coniunctio as highlighted by Dorn and the psychology of C. G. Jung. As such, this ritual can be understood, psychologically, as an image of the individuation process.
Lynne Radomsky, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, Jungian analyst, author and international lecturer from Cape Town, South Africa. For over 30 years her professional focus has included private practice, post-graduate clinical training and professional supervision. She has a life-long interest in alchemy, the mystical traditions of Orthodox Judaism and the indigenous cultural, spiritual and healing rituals and ceremonies of the African people. Her years of personal experiences provide a rich back drop to her work. Her recent book Where Dreams Come Alive: The Alchemy of the African Healer (2019) amplifies the alchemical and psychological aspects of the African initiation rituals.
THE C.G. JUNG CLUB OF ORANGE COUNTY
The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County provides quality educational programs designed to promote the study and discussion of Jungian Psychology, also known as Analytical Psychology. The programs elaborate and amplify the ideas of C.G. Jung by exploring diverse perspectives of Jungian Psychology, as well as a wide range of subjects studied by Jung and his followers, such as mythology and comparative religion. We seek to understand the human psyche through the psychological theories and therapeutic methods pioneered by C.G. Jung and the current use of Jungian concepts by contemporary Jungian analysts.
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