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Cin-Imago Dei: Images of Soul in Contemporary Film

December 4, 1998 @ 7:30 pm

Friday Talk:

What is the Soul? Where is the Soul? How do you discover Soul? Or “make” Soul? Is it possible to lose the Soul? Does the Soul have any special relationship with the body or the earth?

These perceptual theological questions will be explored through the lens of contemporary cinema and Jungian psychology. If cinema is the most attended modern Synagogue/Mosque/Cathedral-of-Presence and depth psychology its contemporary therapeut and liturgist, then this discussion is long overdue. This seminar proposes no solutions to these questions but promises a lively exploration of them through the multitudinous images of the soul in modern film.

Related Workshop: Cin-Imago Dei: Images of Soul in Contemporary Film

Terrill L. Gibson, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst, Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and approved supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Gibson practices individual and family therapy with Pastoral Therapy Associates in Tacoma. He lectures and writes widely on the basic theme of the integration of psychotherapy and spirituality. He has been a frequent consultant, faculty, supervisor, and facilitator for a variety of Pacific Northwest universities, social service agencies, corporations and religious congregations.

Recent Relevant Publications:

  • “Cin-Imago Dei: Jungian Psychology and Images of the Soul in Contemporary Cinema.” Cinema and Psyche: A Journal of Archetype and Culture 73, Spring 2005.
  • “Process and Politics in Pastoral Psychology: A Jungian Perspective on the Transformative Imago Dei in Depth Therapy, in The Spiritual Horizon of Psychotherapy, edited by William J. Schmidt and Merle R. Jordan, Routledge, 2009.
  • “The Oedipal Child and the Family Crucible: A Jungian Account,” Human Development and Faith, ed. Felicity Kelcourse, Chalice Press, 2004.
  • “Wholeness and Transcendence is the Practice of Pastoral Psychotherapy from a Judeo-Christian Perspective,” The Psychology of Mature Spirituality, eds. Polly Young-Eisendrath and Melvin Miller, Routledge, 2000.

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December 4, 1998
7:30 pm
Continuing Education Credit (CEU) is NOT available for this event.


Westminister Presbyterian Church – Great Hall
1624 NE Hancock
Portland, OR United States
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