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Active Imagination and the Romantic Poets

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


In this seminar following the lecture of the same topic, we will have a chance to explore the topic of active imagination in Romantic poetry, Jungian psychology, and other contemporary expressions in depth. The Jungian method of active imagination will be explained, and the opportunity given to practice it, if so desired. In addition, we will have time for questions and discussion concerning the implications of the insights and intuitions of the Romantic poets and philosophers to contemporary debates on religious faith vs. atheism, and a new relationship between mind and nature emerging today in depth psychology, physics, and neurobiology.

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Thomas Elsner, J.D., M.A. is a Jungian Analyst, certified Psychoanalyst with the California Medical Board, the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has taught courses on Depth Psychology and Folklore for over 10 years at Pacifica as well as internationally. Trained as a Jungian Analyst in Zurich, Switzerland, Thomas has been in practice since 1998. Prior to that he worked as an attorney. His upcoming book to be published by Texas A&M in early 2019 is on Coleridge and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.


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September 22, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.

Bring a sack lunch for the 45 minute onsite lunch.


Unity Church of Portland
4525 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Ample free parking.


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