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Vampires, Eroticism, and the Lure of the Unconscious

March 12, 1999 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday Talk:

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.

Related Workshop: Animal Body, Animal Soul

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.

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March 13, 1999
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is for the workshop is $5 for 1.75 hours. To obtain CEU credit, add the CEU to your shopping cart when registering.


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