Crick Crack Club Talks - 'EATING THE WHITE SNAKE' by CATHERINE BYGOTT
Wednesday, 4 March 2015 from 19:00 to 21:15 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Catherine Bygott (speaker) with Ben Haggarty (storyteller)
Servants, kings, forbidden food, talking animals & the repayment of debts... Can these fairytale components be a mirror for the human subconscious? How do we relate to the archetypal characters in stories? What is it in stories that we find so appealing...?
In the fourth of our talks on myth and meaning, Jungian analyst, Catherine Bygott, suggests it is the capacity of stories to reflect a deep core of truth about our humanity in a personal sense, and the human condition generally, that makes stories so compelling.
Tonight's talk is a chance to get an introductory glimpse of renowned psychiatrist, Carl Jung's, map of the soul; through the lens of a grown-up Grimms fairytale - The White Snake (retold this evening by Ben Haggarty) and the patterns, metaphors and symbols found lurking within it.
Creator of some of the best known psychological concepts, Jung (1875 - 1961), has been influential in psychiatry, philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, and literature. He was initially a student of Freud, but (in a huge over simplification), he didn't get on with the latter's infamous take on mothers, fathers, sex and libido ... Jung's outlook was a theory of collective sub-consciousness, capable of influencing archetypal introvert and extrovert behaviours, and containing a hidden objective knowledge which we all know, but don't know that we know.
And never fear - you don't need to be Jung and easily Freudened to take part!
After the story and talk, it’ll be your chance to talk, question, muse and mull over what you’ve heard, what you think, what you agree with and what you don't – whilst drinking wine and nibbling nibbles.
7.00pm Talk begins
8.15pm Audience Wine & Conversation (timing may vary)
9.15pm Event finishes (timing may vary, depending on how much discussion goes on)
‘The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable' Carl Jung
CATHERINE BYGOTT is a senior member and trustee of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists (IGAP), a supervising member of the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA) and a member of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP). She has lectured and led numerous seminars and workshops in the UK and Ireland over the past twenty five years on Jung’s ‘Red Book’, the structure and dynamics of the psyche, and its amplification through alchemy, fairytale and active imagination. She has a private analytic practice in Somerset.
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