AFTER THE CALL OF LIFE: A discussion of the psychological meaning of the species extinction — and reason for hope.
With Dr. David Ulansey
Sunday, January 27, 2013 | At the Institute | 2 - 5 PM
Reservation required, closing date January 23 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED **Please contact Deborah O'Grady at email@example.com to inquire if extra seating is available.***
Dr. David Ulansey is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a producer of the award-winning film Call of Life. Following the successful screening and discussion of his film in 2012, he will lead an exploration of whether the current environmental crisis is a symptom of something having gone “wrong with the psyche,” or whether it is instead a meaningful, self-generated challenge—something like a collective trial of initiation—with the potential to open the way to a decisively new and fruitful stage in the destiny of humanity.
The talk will also explore an unexpected third possibility—a “tertium quid”—strongly supported by Jung’s work: namely, that how we interpret the meaning of this moment might in the end determine whether its outcome is pathological or redemptive. For, as Jung said, “Whatever explanation of interpretation does... we do to our own souls as well.” (The Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, par. 271)
No Continuing Education Credits are Available for this Event.