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Myth, Meaning, and the Infinite

We are pleased to convene our 6th biennial Jung in the Heartland Conference, providing both outstanding faculty and varied experiential offerings. Meaning unfolds through presentations, music, dialogue, art, dream work, poetry, massage, yoga, and ritual. We welcome individuals from all fields.

October 3-6, 2019
King's House Retreat Center
Belleville, Illinois

Presenters:

Thomas Moore, PH.D.

The Myths We Live
Wisdom and Beauty of the Gospel Myth

Patricia Berry, PH.D.

Myth as a Way of Seeing

Care of the Soul
Study Group

Led by Dr. Cheska Ferrentelli

Beginning Sundays, September 8
    3-5 PM 

Echo’s Subtle Body
Study Group

Led by Rose F. Holt, MA, Jungian Analyst

Beginning Wednesdays, September 4
    7-9 PM 

L’Atalante Movie Night

Friday, August 23  |  7-9 PM 

L’Atalante (1934), which often appears in lists of The Ten Best Films of All Time, was written and directed by Jean Vigo, a young French artist, who died of tuberculosis before the final cut of this film was complete. It is the story of a young French woman who married the captain of barge which travels the Seine, her husband, and his tiny crew. Few films have ever so effectively captured the numinous syzygy of anima/animus as does L’Atalante.

A Religion of One’s Own
Study Group

Led by Dr. Sheldon Culver

Beginning Thursdays, August 29
    7-9 PM 

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Answer to Joe Play Production by Rick Vaughn

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Sheldon Culver: Jung’s Typology, a Way to Explore Ourselves

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