Next Program for Winter/Spring 2017:
Friday Lecture May 12, 2017, 7-9pm
The Annunciation: Transcendence Expressed Through Art from the Renaissance
By Kathryn Kuisle, PhD
In this lecture, Dr. Kuisle will explore the symbolism and depth of meaning in the long-ago story of the Annunciation. The story – wherein the angel, Gabriel, appeared to Mary, the Virgin, and gave her a startling message – conveys an image that resonates with us still. The paintings we’ll be viewing were created by a variety of artists from the Renaissance period. Each one expresses a unique interpretation of this archetypal event. Kathryn will re ect on how these artists attempted to express “transcendence” in a portrayal of the moment of “the annunciation.” Carl Jung described this moment as symbolizing an experience “that grips us or falls upon us as from above” , an experience that is possible in our own psychological development. Kathryn will elaborate on Jung’s contributions to depth psychology, emphasizing his work on the subject of transcendence and “the transcendent function.”
Kathryn Kuisle, Ph.D., is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, is currently president of the Jung Society of Colorado Springs and a Jungian analyst with a private practice in Colorado Springs and Denver. She also teaches at the C. G. Jung Institute of Colorado in Denver and at Regis University in the Masters in Counseling Program. Her website is www.kkuisle.com.