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Psyche and Nature: Inner Journeys in the Outer World
November 11, 2011 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
With his idea of the psychoid archetype Jung explored a level of the unconscious where psyche and nature are one. In this lecture, Dr. Romanyshyn will show how what we have called the unconscious is at this level the conscious of nature within us. Presenting a DVD he made after returning from a journey he took to the Antarctic in Nov. 2009, Dr. Romanyshyn will describe how this journey in the outer world began with a journey in the inner world of a dream of more than 30 years ago. He will also suggest in this lecture that the format of the DVD, which presents 86 images set to music accompanied by a voice over, deepens a psychology of mind, where the inner world of psyche and the outer world of nature are separate, into an aesthetics of the heart, where the inner and the outer intersect each other. In addition Dr. Romanyshyn will also consider how psychology as an aesthetic response to nature can be the foundation for a radical ecology that attends to the crises of nature as a symptom calling us to re-member the broken connections between the world and us.
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Robert D. Romanyshyn, Ph.D. received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University in 1970. After 20 years of private practice and a career as a Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, where he co-founded with Robert Sardello and later James Hillman the innovative graduate program in phenomenological and archetypal psychology, he accepted in 1991 the invitation to join the faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. A Senior Core Faculty member in the clinical psychology program at the institute he also teaches in the program in Depth Psychology with an Emphasis in Psychotherapy.This event has passed.