Nov 17 - 19 2023


7:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 17 - 19 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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The Jung Center of Houston
The Jung Center of Houston

For more than fifty years, The Jung Center has served as a nonprofit resource unique to Houston—a forum for dynamic conversations on a diverse range of psychological, artistic, and spiritual topics. Our mission is to support the development of greater self-awareness, creative expression, and psychological insight—individually, in relationships, and within the community. The Jung Center provides pathways to find a deeper meaning in everyday life. Updated 10 Sept 2021 up to Dec 2021. Subscribed to mailing list.

The Fay Lectures | The Racial Psyche: Imagination, Politics, and the Human Spirit

The collective American psyche contains all the elements that Jungian Psychology always refers to – the personal unconscious, containing the patterns we’ve experienced in our lifetime, and the collective unconscious, containing those archetypal energies that have existed over eons.  A most significant aspect of our psyche, and one that we as Americans have often failed to make visible, are the elements with parts relating to race and raciality. That Americans are unwilling to see this part of the psyche is probably related to our political, social, and economic engagement with the African Holocaust and its traumatic effects on American society. Our cultural complexes, including what lecturer Dr. Fanny Brewster has termed the “racial complex,” have until very recent times largely gone unexplored within the literature, discussions, and deepening of psychoanalytical theories of the 20th century (including within Jung’s own work, and those deriving from the post-Jungians). However, when we seek to look deeper, we can find patterns that have emerged repeatedly in the collective American consciousness, dressed in the racialized archetypal and behavioral energies of the psyche. With “The Racial Psyche” we will explore America’s self-reflecting consciousness through an investigation of cultural complexes, archetypes, and societal issues regarding raciality and racism. It is through engaging with our humanity and our imagination that we can experience the potentiality of influencing the psyche. To engage in this work of deepening political consciousness can enrich our experience of life and the world, and thus hasten, however slightly, the end of racism.

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    Friday, Nov 17, 5 - 7pm CT
    Saturday, Nov 18, 9am - 1pm
    Sunday, Nov 19, 9am - 1pm

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