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The Tropics of Desire: The Soul’s Expressions of Coniunctio in Dreams and Life

October 21, 2011 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT


 This talk entails a re-imagining of the dynamics of the anima and animus in light of modern arousal studies, gender identity theory and discourse analysis.

Jung’s theory of the anima and animus was crucial to his crowning works of Mysterium Coniunctionis  and Aion, and remains a centerpiece of thinking about lived relationship. However the original formulation has been correctly riddled with accusations of anachronism, gender bias and linguistic naivete.  Because of these difficulties it has been either used unreflectively or abandoned, not coincidentally in a similar way to modern attitudes toward religion.  This talk re-imagines the deepest path of the animae as they lead to the self – in theory, in dreams and in lived relationship.

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MORGAN STEBBINS, MDiv, LMSW, is a Jungian Analyst in New York City, where he completed his analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute.  He is currently Supervising Analyst and faculty member at the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association.  He is also on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Foundation, New York Theological Seminary, and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, where he trains Buddhist chaplains and Jungian analysts in the skills of deep listening.  His teaching interests focus on integrating depth psychology with the world’s spiritual traditions.  He has just completed a hospital-based research study on the efficacy of dream work in palliative care.

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October 21, 2011
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PDT
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $5 for 2 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


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