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The Erotic Psyche: The Conception and Birth of Pleasure

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Using the archetypal backdrop of the myth of Eros and Psyche and their daughter Pleasure, this workshop will continue the focus on the expression and experience of sex in our internal and external realities:  its instinctual, animal nature, its desire for life as well as its relation to death; its aggressive play of dominance and submission; its confrontation with collective ideals or values; its insistence on a journey to the Underworld and its conception and birth of Pleasure.

The archetypal motifs found in this myth have a personal effect that we can all feel and experience in our lives.  Helpful examples, film clips, participant’s experiences and group discussions will help flesh out the vital significance that sex has in our lives.

Related Friday Talk: Sex: The Flesh and Blood of It

Jacqueline Wright, Ed.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich.  In addition to her private practice, Jacqueline is a senior training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and on the core faculty of the Memphis-Atlanta and New Orleans training seminars.  She lectures and conducts workshops on topics related to Jungian psychology and is particularly interested in subjects related to love, relationships and sexuality.

Marilyn Marshall, LPC is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New Orleans. She is a senior training analyst in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the Coordinator of the New Orleans Jungian Seminars. Marilyn facilitates dream groups in New Orleans and Baton Rouge and presents lectures and workshops on Jung’s Analytical Psychology. Her articles A Close-Up of the Kiss and Hurricane Katrina: The Tequila, the Kleenex, and the Ivy were published in Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture, vol. 73, Cinema and Psyche, 2005 and vol. 88, Environmental Disasters and Collective Trauma, 2012, respectively.

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January 20
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.


Unity Church of Portland
4525 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Ample free parking.


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