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The vision thing: Myth, politics and psyche in the world

October 13, 2000 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

George Bush, the elder, did not have in mind the fundamental interconnectedness of myth, politics and psyche when he inadvertently coined the phrase “the vision thing.” Yet, the very awkwardness of Bush’s phrase points to the inherent tension between the real and the visionary between the conscious and unconscious. Indeed, the “vision thing” problem is at the heart of ongoing paradoxes in our individual and collective lives and in our mythological and political orientations. This lecture will explore the “vision thing” through examples from contemporary American and international political conflicts.

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Thomas Singer, M.D. is a Jungian analyst, Chair of Extended Education at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco and author. Educated at Princeton University and the Yale Medical School, Dr. Singer’s most recent book, The Vision Thing: Myth, Politics and Psyche in the World (Routledge), is a collection of essays that features an essay by Senator Bill Bradley on the role of vision and myth in leadership. His other books are Who’s The Patient Here? Portraits of the Young Psychotherapist and A Fan’s Guide to Baseball Fever: The Official Medical Reference.

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October 13, 2000
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Continuing Education Credit (CEU) is NOT available for this event.


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