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

October 18, 2002 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

This presentation features a lesser-known side of Jung – practical, down-to-earth, and deeply concerned over the loss of connection with Nature. Jung emphasizes that Nature includes spirit as well as matter. Efforts to “conquer Nature” have left matter without its nature spirits and humans without a natural spiritual life. A pioneer in exploring the psyche’s evolution, Jung discovered its primordial foundation, which he named “natural man.”

Interwoven with dreams and stories from Jung’s travels and his life at Bollingen, this program showcases his challenging observations and prophetic predictions about technology and modern life. Following the tradition of the Taoist rainmaker whom he admired, Jung speaks as a culture shaman who shares our malaise and knows that restoring our own living connection with Nature contributes to healing the whole.

Article in Resurgence Journal (Jan/Feb. 2000):

Soul and Nature: For C. G. Jung, Mind, Nature and Humanity are Part of a Seamless Continuum

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

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 18, 2002
7:30 pm - 9:30 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.


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