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Forging our Individual and National Character
February 20, 2016 @ 2:00 am - 7:00 am PST$90.00
In this workshop, we’ll focus more specifically on the analytic processes involved in the transformation of narcissism. We’ll also delve into the evolutionary perspectives that emphasize the progressive development of collective empathy, cooperation, and altruism reflecting upon how their enhancement furthers our capacity to access choices with integrity. We’ll hold images from Kiefer as guides into the alchemical world that addresses the enlivening processes of living with the opposites. Into these reflections, we’ll weave writing exercises, as well as active imagination in order to explore the active presence of conscience.
Jacqueline J. West, Ph.D. is a Jungian Analyst practicing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a member and Training Analyst in the New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts as well as in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She has served as both President and Training Director of the New Mexico Society and also as President of the Council of North American Societies of Jungian Analysts (CNASJA). She is co-author, along with Jungian Analyst Nancy Dougherty, of The Matrix and Meaning of Character: An Archetypal and Developmental Perspective Searching for the Wellsprings of Spirit. She lectures widely on the dynamics of archetypally inspired character structures and their interplay with art and politics.