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Haiku, Zen and Jung’s Psychology

May 17, 2002 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

Haiku is a treasure Japan has given the world. These short poems offer us extraordinary moments of insight about ordinary things. Haiku, linked to Zen, embodies egolessness, aloneness, acceptance, universality, humor, silence, awakening, love and death. Haiku usually concerns nature and an image created out of a few words. Haiku ( a form of Jung’s active imagination) is a spiritual art form that promotes healing. As the poet W. H. Auden said (quoting his father who was a physician), “Healing is the intuitive art of wooing nature.”

Related Workshop: East Meets West: Haiku as Active Imagination

David Rosen, M.D., trained as a psychiatrist at the Langley Porter Institute in San Francisco and as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. As a Professor of Humanities in Medicine at Texas A & M University, his research interests include analytical psychology, the psychology of religion, depression, suicidology, healing, creativity, and the psychosocial, psychiatric, and human aspects of medicine. Among his eight published books areTransforming Depression: A Jungian Approach Using the Creative Arts, The Tao of Jung: The Way of Integrity and his newest book, The Healing Spirit of Haiku, co-authored with Joel Weishaus in 2004.

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May 18, 2002
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Continuing Education Credit (CEU) is NOT available for this event.


First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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