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"The Metaphoric Journey Toward Individuation" Featuring Kaye Lindauer

  • The First Unitarian Church 21600 Shaker Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH, 44122 United States (map)

Dates: Lecture - 5/21/10 | Workshop - 5/22/10

Time: Lecture 7 - 9p.m. | Workshop 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lecture: The lecture's theme \will come from the extended story of “The Salmon of Knowledge,” and references to Celtic spirituality will be included along with relevant poetry. According to Lindauer, “The Salmon of Knowledge,” is an Irish story that so perfectly follows the stages and challenges of a cycle of human development toward transformation of consciousness. She retells the story with commentary and enriches the experience with poetry by David Whyte, John O’Donohue and Rumi. The story is one that she has worked out from multiple sources and discussions with Irish people whom she has met over the past few years at the Jung in Ireland Conferences. It seems as if everyone in Ireland grew up knowing this story. Motifs from the story became part of the later story of “The Fisher King” which are woven into the “Epic of The Search for the Holy Grail.”

Workshop: The workshop will be a study of “Orpheus and Eurydice” with references to opera, art and poetry. This classic myth continues to inspire generations of composers and storytellers who work with this material in an effort to express something about their understanding of the human experience that cannot be said through the language of conversation.

2.0 CEU’s are available for Friday’s lecture ($10). 4.5 CEU’s are available for Saturday’s session ($25). If attending both sessions for CEU’s, the cost is $35.

A note from Kaye: 

“My life has been very challenging, extended, satisfying, and joyful as a school librarian, an adjunct professor at Syracuse University, a freelance storyteller, conference coordinator, and a workshop leader for the past thirty-five years. At Syracuse University, I taught courses in theories of human development for the College of Human Development, literature courses for the School of Education, and literature courses for the Graduate School of Information Studies. I also taught adult education classes at University College for thirty years. For the past five years, I’ve conducted literature retreats for Syracuse University at their conference center in the Adirondacks. The focus of my work has always been on teaching the world’s great literature as it relates to stages of human development.

Twice I was awarded grants from The National Endowment for the Humanities to pursue literature related projects.

I am presently planning courses for my 21st summer teaching at Chautauqua Institution, and for the Elderhostel programs offered at Chautauqua, for which I have been an instructor these past ten years. Each summer, I teach nine one-week courses on some aspects of literature and psychology.

Telling stories for thirty-six years in Central Park in New York City at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue has been an annual delight. I have also twice told stories with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.

Having recently completed a degree in Divinity, I very much enjoy being a guest minister at several churches. Entering this program of study was a mid-life adventure that my husband and I pursued together over a ten year period while continuing to work in our established career fields. Our goal was to savor the academic experience.

Being in my third year of retirement from full time professional responsibilities, I have focused on planning many weekend retreats on such topics as Odysseus’s Search for Home and Emily Dickinson’s Wrestling Match with God. Also teaching for the program known locally as OASIS, which offers learning opportunities for older people, has been enriching.

When speaking for various organizations, my presentations are frequently on the interpretation of fairy tales and myths from a Jungian point of view. Studying Depth Psychology has been a major focus of my interest over the past twenty-five years and has greatly influenced my work. I have taken graduate courses in Jungian psychology, and have attended numerous conferences and workshops over the years including a brief time of study at the Jungian Institute in Zurich.

My husband John and I have one married daughter and two grandchildren, Maxwell and Taliesin.”

~ Kaye Lindauer, M.S., M.L.S., M. Div.

Degrees include:

  • B.S. in Human Development, Syracuse University
  • M.S. in Human Development, Syracuse University
  • M.L.S. in Library Science, Syracuse University
  • M. Div. in Theology and Religion, St. Bernards

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