Dreams, Creativity and the Cajun Psyche,  Presented by  Charlene Henry 

                            March 11, 2017, Lafayette, Louisiana


         

                        

                       Dreams, Creativity and the Cajun Psyche

                                       Presentation by Charlene Henry, LCSW

                                                          Saturday, March 11, 2017

 



                         Charlene Henry  gave an excellent, insightful, and well attended presentation, 

                   Dreams,  Creativity  and  the Cajun Psyche,  on  the culture and history of the 

                   Cajun people.  Using the framework  of  Carl G. Jung's  analytical  psychology,

                   the world of dreams and the collective unconscious and motifs from  William

                   Wadsworth  Longfellow's  epic  poem Evangeline, she explored how the heart

                   and soul of the living Cajun culture is a reflection of the original source of its

                   being and its history.


                   In her lecture, Charlene addressed "the term Cajun" and  how  it has  become

                   associated  with  food,  music,  and  good   times.    She  presented  how  the

                   popularity and commercialization of the Cajun brand stops short, however, of

                   understanding  the  soul or psyche of this ethnic people and how the culture

                   of  the  Cajuns,  deeply  rooted in their history, environment, and religion has

                   been the perfect container for a living creative spirit.

         

                   Charlene Henry  is  one  of  the founders of The C.G. Jung Society of Lafayette,

                   Louisiana and a member of the Board of Directors, a psychotherapist for forty

                   six years,  and a Diploma Candidate in Analytical Psychology at the Center for

                   Research and Study of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland.





















 










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