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January 15-16, 1999: John Van Eenwyck

Lecture: Archetypal Dimensions of Child-Raising
The archetypal dimensions of child-raising appear in many activities. From the actual raising of our children, to improving childish aspects of our own personalities, to developing our society’s potential for new ways of living, to improving the adaptability of the human race, the dynamics are the same. In this lecture Dr. Van Eenwyk will break new ground to provide a conceptual framework for taking Jung’s formulations on archetypes into this crucial dimension of our lives.

Workshop: Operation of the Archetypes in the Stages of Child Development
The lessons of child-raising apply to many different areas of psychological development. Archetypal child-raising seeks to describe those patterns of dynamics that are common to all of these arenas. Whether we focus on the child without or the child within, or deal with issues of how we were raised or how we raise our children, this workshop will be an exploration of what seems to work and what doesn’t. The overarching concern is with the play between archetype and instinct in the individuation process during the different stages of development.


John Van Eenwyck, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst practicing in Olympia, WA. He is also an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church of America. He has extensive experience both as a clinical practitioner and a teacher in the mental health field, and has authored numerous articles on a diverse array of topics in psychoanalytical journals. His latest book is entitled: Chaos and Strange Attractors: The Chaotic World of Symbols, published by Inner City Books, Toronto, 1997.

Archetypal Theory and Child-Raising
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