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Images in a Melancholic Voice

March 20, 2004 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST


The melancholic mood has a distinctive tone which can be heard as clearly in certain kinds of writing as in music.  Our discussion will continue themes introduced in the lecture, particularly the idea that melancholy, unlike depression, is a creative matrix, seeing to answer these questions:  How can we hear the Muse in our own melancholic moments?  What sort of expression does the Muse give us when we try to express something from a melancholy place in the psyche?  Why is this important for our psychic health?  Participants are asked to bring paper and pen and, if possible, a photograph or snapshot that has personal meaning.

Related Lecture: Images in a Melancholic Eye

Lyn Cowan, Ph.D., has been a practicing Jungian analyst since 1980, Director of Training for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts for six years and past president of the Society, held a Professorship for ten years in the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota School for Professional Psychology, and recently concluded two years of teaching and lecturing at the C.G. Jung Center of Houston, Texas. She has frequently lectured internationally and is the author of three books: Portrait of the Blue Lady: The Character of Melancholy, Tracking the White Rabbit, A Subversive View of Modern Culture, and Masochism: A Jungian View. Her passion for horseracing began when she was 11 and continues unabated.


March 20, 2004
10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
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First United Methodist Church, Fireside Room
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, United States
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