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The Earth Has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C.G. Jung

October 19, 2002 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Saturday, participants will hear about the specific environmental consultations Jung gave: how the natural self is left behind when technology develops too rapidly; how our primateness needs to be considered in city planning and education; how cultivating a plot of ground and enjoying dreams help ancient instincts come back to life; and where banished nature spirits now abide. Using active imagination, art materials, spontaneous writing, and handouts of selected passages, we will explore how Jung’s ideas impact us and might guide us toward aligning our lives with Nature’s sacred laws.

Our task is not to return to Nature a la Rousseau but to find the natural man again. C. G. Jung

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Meredith Sabini, M.A., Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who practiced Jungian psychotherapy from 1977 to 1997 and now directs Depth Psychology Programs in Berkeley, which offers continuing education seminars on dreams, ethics, and self-care. A published poet, essayist, and associate editor at Psychological Perspectives, Dr. Sabini has contributions in The Sacred Heritage: The Influence of Shamanism on Analytical Psychology, and is the author of The Earth Has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C.G. Jung. She has been engaged in a long apprenticeship to matter and to the nature spirits on a wilderness property; essays chronicling her experience of ecological conversion are used in ecopsychology courses.

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October 19, 2002
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.

Bring a sack lunch for the 45 minute onsite lunch.


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