LECTURE: Friday evening October 5th 7 pm—9:00 pm
JUNG’S NEW AGE PARADIGM: AN ECOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK
In the 1950s, Carl Jung had already intuited the need for a paradigm shift in our relationship with nature, calling it a “new age” in which an ecological concept of psyche must exist alongside the human psychic experience. Come explore an archetypal perspective on the human impact on earth’s geology and ecosystems, and learn how Jung’s ecological lens can inform new models of educational and economic systems.
WORKSHOP: Saturday October 6th 10 am — 4:00 pm
JUNGIAN ECOSPYCHOLOGY: ESTABLISHING A SENSE OF PLACE IN THE MIDWEST
Our Midwestern landscape has been sculpted by ancient glaciers. Using myth, cultural stories of nature, and film, this workshop will open connections to the transcendent and sacred aspects of this geological history; and illustrate how this appreciation is an essential aspect to establishing, healing, and maintaining a sense of self. Participants will have opportunities to share their experiences of the land and seasons in their many dimensions.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Dennis Merritt, PhD is a Jungian analyst and ecopsychologist in Madison and Milwaukee, WI. He is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute-Zurich, and holds several academic distinctions, including Master’s Degrees in Humanistic Psychology—Clinical and Entomology, and a Doctorate in Insect Pathology from UC-Berkeley. Dr. Merritt is an author of several books, including The Dairy Farmer's Guide to the Universe—Jung, Hermes, and Ecopsychology. Dr. Merritt has special interest and expertise in exploring new alignments in academia to address environmental issues.