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Archetypal Cinema: Hillman and Film
November 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm PST
Jungian Film Studies is now a major field of inquiry, demonstrating how archetypal patterns, symbolism and the individuation process are present to screen stories. The work of James Hillman extends these understandings by ushering us into a deeper sense of visual metaphor, which becomes the portal into the imagination.
Through the use of film clips, lecture and discussion we will explore the way cinema transports us into the deeper psyche. Indeed, many films are underworld initiations, connecting our personal lives with mythic themes at work in the collective psyche.
Related Lecture: Archetypal Images: Reflections on James Hillman and Jungian Thought
GLEN SLATER, PH.D., has a background in both religious studies and clinical psychology. He teaches Jungian and archetypal psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California. He edited and introduced the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer, as well as a volume of essays by Pacifica faculty, Varieties of Mythic Experience, and has contributed a number of articles to Spring journal and other Jungian publications—several in the area of Jung and film.