This Sunday, August 30 I will be offering an online presentation for the Carl Jung Depth Psychology Reading Group. The presentation is titled “The Participatory Imagination,” and is based upon the chapter I wrote for the fourth volume of Jung’s Red Book for Our Time: Searching for Soul Under Postmodern Conditions, edited by Murray Stein and Thomas Arzt.
In this talk I will speak about Jung’s Red Book, and how the active imagination fantasies Jung experienced can be understood as a co-creation of the human faculty of imagination in participatory relationship with the archetypes of the collective unconscious. These are ideas that arose while I was writing my dissertation, and while they have implicitly informed many of my presentations and classes, this is the first time I am giving a lecture entirely devoted to this topic! After the presentation we will have time for questions and dialogue.
For those unable to attend the live event, the recording is now available:
12 Replies to “Jung’s Participatory Imagination”
HI Becca, will there be a recording please? I hope so, much love
I believe that at least the first part of the presentation will be recorded, although not the dialogue.
I am looking forward to your presentation Sunday! Thank you for posting this.
I am delighted to know you will be there!
Thank you. I am going to share your post as I have friends and colleagues who may find this incredibly interesting as well.
May I include a link to your blog on my weekly “Serendipity Itinerary” post series that goes out this evening?
Of course you may!
Excellent, Becca! Thank you.
Thank you for the invite Becca. It sounds rather lovely to say the least, and I am glad you are discovering new ways to channel your love. Will be there in spirit. ❤
You made a wonderful presentation on a vast topic with fluid fluency and clarity. I’m pleased that I was able to attend, and I look forward to further.
p.s. Your presentation also keyed me in to Skip Conover’s High Priestess webinar, and he provided a link to your talk of same from the evening before. I have that scheduled for an evening listen later this week. I’m really happy to have found what feels like a wonderful group of people who work with topics near and dear to my own work.
I’m so glad you were able to attend Jordan, and that you enjoyed not only the content but also the larger connections to the work of others!
Yes, this was a real treasure of a find, especially the Archetypal Cosmology. The larger connections to others provided an excellent starting point, and I look forward to becoming more involved in the community. Serendipity was present as well. I was looking at Pacifica’s programs 2 years ago, so I’ve finally gotten the round tuit.
Thank you for being you