Next Program for Fall 2017:
*** New Location: Penrose Library – Carnegie Room ***
Thursday Lecture – October 12, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The Lament of the Dead: Ancestral Legacies, Fate and Destiny
Lecture by: Sandra Easter, Ph.D.,
Jung felt very strongly that he was “under the influence of things or questions which were left incomplete and unanswered by [his] parents and grandparents and more distant ancestors.” His differentiation of the collective unconscious into its various levels and his description of the nature of psyche provide a working model which allows us to see how our biography is part of a continuing story, part of a dynamic web of relations, which has its roots and telos in the stories of our ancestors and descendants. Using Jung’s work as the theoretical foundation, this evening will be an examination of the ways in which the ancestors, from the archetypal to the personal, influence us in the present.
As a way of honoring the ancestors we will be creating a collective ancestor altar at the beginning of the evening to create a space for and acknowledge their presence. Please bring photographs of your ancestors, family heirlooms, and things from the natural world to place on the altar. The ancestors include personal ancestors, collective ancestors, the ancestors of this land, the ancestors of one’s profession or scholarly lineage, animals, and archetypal ancestors.
Sandra Easter received her PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has additional training in Indigenous African Spiritual Technologies, the process of Council, Dream Tending and the therapeutic uses of puppetry. Sandra teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute, maintains a private practice in Denver and offers workshops in ancestral soul work and transformational visioning for individuals and organizations. She is the author of Jung and the Ancestors: Beyond Biography, Mending the Ancestral Web.