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Working with the Promethean Complex
September 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
In this workshop we will dig deep into the myth of Prometheus to better understand how our increasing focus on progress and technology has led to our chaotic world. Using stories and images we will explore ways to work with and through our Promethean complex. The Promethean complex leads to rich creativity, but also catastrophic destruction. As such, it is imperative we consciously engage with this complex to learn how trickery, thievery, and hubris influence us. We also consider how technology affects our daily lives and the psychological debt we accrue due to our increasing involvement with technology. Finally, we will explore the mythic motif of the superhero in its varied modern forms and how this motif influences our personal and collective lives.
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Jeffrey Kiehl, Ph.D., is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst and senior training analyst for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He has an M.A. in psychology. He worked as a climate scientist for forty years and held faculty positions at a number of institutions including UC Santa Cruz and Pacifica Graduate Institute. He is the author of Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future and numerous Jungian articles on the intersection of depth psychology and the environment. Jeffrey has presented on various Jungian topics at national and international conferences. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA.