Reciprocity: What We’ve Always Known
April 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Building on Friday’s lecture concerning the dynamics of dominion and reciprocity, our time together will be spent exploring both the theoretical and experiential ways the psychic dynamic of reciprocity demands our attention. Through prompts made to provoke, engage, and agitate, we will solicit and share experiences of reciprocity through active imagination, images, and storytelling. This asks for active participation with these materials. In addition, we will investigate how human-animal transformation in Indigenous myth illustrates how necessary this relationship is to establishing reciprocity with land, animals, and all spirit beings.
Related Lecture: Reciprocity: What We’ve Always Known
Jeanne A. Lacourt, MS, LPC, NCC, Ph.D., is a Professor of American Indian Studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, a faculty member of the Minnesota Seminar in Jungian Studies, and a Jungian Analyst in private practice. She has authored a book on traditional Indian Education, edited a book on racial issues in the United States, and her articles in Spring Journal focus on the intersections of Indigenous and Jungian Studies. She is most intrigued with the theme of human-animal transformation in Indigenous origin stories. Her home community is with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
Jerome S. Bernstein, M.A.P.C., NCPsyA., is a Jungian Analyst in private practice and a senior analyst on the teaching faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe. For forty-five years he has been involved with Native elders, culture, and ceremony; he was a consultant and lobbyist in Washington D.C. for the Navajo Nation, and he helped establish the autonomous Department of Diné Education. Several of his publications focus on healing and treating the current collective dissociation, which is manifest in the global climate change crisis. He is the author of Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma (Routledge 2005) and the co-editor, along with Philip Deloria, of C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions by Vine Deloria, Jr. (Spring Books: 2009).
Lisa A. Pounders, Ph.D., holds a Ph.D. in depth psychology and an MA in humanities from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She teaches graduate students as an adjunct at Pacifica Graduate Institute, freelance consults with individuals and organizations, and is the Community Programs Manager for the C. G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe. Lisa has published several articles in peer- reviewed journals and is the poetry editor for the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies. Living in northern New Mexico, she also writes, knits, and loves exploring the trails and wild places there.