Relationships: The Psychodynamics of Self and Other
January 21, 2000 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The relationship between Self and Other carries always the imprint of first relationships. In any present relationship we are inevitably inmeshed in the psychological mechanisms of projection and transference of the primal, intrapsychic imago of relationship. This lecture will explore the mechanisms of the projection/transference dynamics, “the Eden project”, which our hidden agenda embodies, and the search for the Magical Other.
James Hollis, Ph. D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst practicing in Washington, D. C., and author of 16 books, the latest being Living an Examined Life and Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times. Dr. Hollis is former executive director of the Jung Education Center of Houston, professor of Jungian Studies at Saybrook University, and vice president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation. His books include The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife, Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts who Run our Lives, and What Matters Most.This event has passed.