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The Unseen Wounds of War

September 22, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT


Building on the keynote address, Dr. Joseph Bobrow will explore the hidden substrate of trauma that is both a devastating legacy of war and also a sustaining force in the long cycle of violent conflict that stretches from antiquity to the present.  The role of collective dissociation will be addressed in the context of the mass psychology of war.  Constructive engagement between civilians and veterans will be considered as an avenue for deep personal and collective healing.

Related Lecture: What it Means to Go to War

A graduate of Yale University, Karl Marlantes interrupted his studies as
a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford to volunteer for service in the U.S. Marines during the war in Viet Nam, earning numerous combat decorations including two Purple Hearts. He is the author of the widely acclaimed novel Matterhorn and the nonfiction What It is Like to Go to War. Mr. Marlantes was one of the founding members of Oregon Friends of C.G. Jung in 1974.

Joseph Bobrow, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who is the founder and president of The Coming Home Project, a non-profit organization devoted to providing psychological, social, and spiritual services to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  A Zen Master, Dr. Bobrow is the founder and director of the Deep Streams Zen Institute in San Francisco.  He is the author of Zen and Psychotherapy; Partners in Liberation.


September 22, 2012
10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
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First United Methodist Church, Collins Hall
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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