The issue of racism continues to haunt our American society. A Jungian perspective says that the remedy for what ails us is always in the poison. If racism is our collective poison, what might be the remedy for our healing? Our time together will center on discussions and sharing dreams and experiences that address racism in the personal life, cultural group, and collective. The work necessary for our collective healing begins on an individual level. Our engagement can perhaps promote this healing through our group sharing.
Note that this Friday night event will be followed by a Saturday workshop, which you can register for here.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe three characteristics of the American Racial Cultural Complex
- Discuss personal dream imagery that indicates Shadow in connection with the Racial Complex
- List two historical foundation features of Jung’s work on the theory of psychological complexes
The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race by Fanny Brewster
Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., M.F.A., is a Jungian analyst and Professor of Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows, Archetypal Grief: Slavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss, and The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race (Routledge). Her most recent book, currently in production, is Race and the Unconscious: A Depth Psychology Perspective on Africanist Dreaming (2023 Routledge). Dr. Brewster is an analyst member with the Philadelphia Association of Analytical Psychologists (PAJA).