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Vampires, Eroticism, and the Lure of the Unconscious
March 12, 1999 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
While many contemporary works of fiction expand on the legends of vampires, it is an ancient theme. Symbolically, we can imagine vampires as unconscious energy that preys on our feelings of desire, preys on the desire to connect to life itself. What is the meaning of these dark forces that can rob us of our libidinal connections to life? And how might the hand of the Self be working through this dark mythology? In this lecture Nancy will use Ann Rice’s novel The Witching Hour to focus on the sensual lure to remain unconscious, and the kind of courage that is needed to face individuation.
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Nancy Dougherty, A.C.S.W., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Birmingham, Michigan. Recent publications include Snow White: Death, Desire, and Transformation in Psyche Speaks, Volume 3; and Vampires, Eroticism, & the Lure of the Unconscious in The Soul of Popular Culture.This event has passed.