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                    'True Religion:  Individuation, Alchemy and Poetry''

                                                                                    presented by

                                           Deedy Young, L.C.S.W., Diplomate Analyst

      Date:     Friday Lecture, September 29, 2017

       Place:   Ramsey Hall at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

                     400 Camellia Blvd., Lafayette, LA

       Times:  Registration:  6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

                      Lecture:            7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


      Jung  wrote "the strongest urge  in  every  being,  the  urge  to  realize  itself,  is  an  incarnation  othe

         inability  to  do  otherwise,  equipped  with  all  the  powers  of  nature  and   instinct."     Central to our

         nature,  this urge  is  the driving  force  behind  individuation,  the  lifelong  process of   becoming  who 

         and  what  we  are.    In  researching  alchemy,    Jung   recognized   alchemical  images  to  be  symbolic

         of  the  psychological  processes  inherent in  individuation's  overarching  process  of  transformation.

         He  concluded  the  "alchemical  procedure  could  just  as well represent the individuation process of a

         single  individual."

         Like alchemical images, poetry can  also  shed  light  on  individuation.  Poetry's  languages  of   symbol,

         imagery  and  feeling  are  able  to  bring  the concept of individuation vibrantly alive by adding  nuance 

         and conveying the numinous energy associated with an individuating experience.  In this presentation, 

         Deedy entrusts to poetry--one  poem  by  D. H.  Lawrence  and several  of her own--the task of  bringing 

         individuation and its underlying alchemical process to life. 

        Deedy Young, L.C.S.W.,is a diplomate  with  the Inter-Regional Society of  Jungian Analysts.  She lives

         and  works  in  Lafayette,  Louisiana  as  an  analyst  in private practice.    One of  Deedy's  poems will be

         published in the  upcoming edition  of   "Psychological  Perspectives."   She is a  faculty  member  of  the 

         New  Orleans Jungian  Seminar,  an  organization  which  annually offers  a  series of monthly seminars

         to  those  who  wish  to  explore  Jungian  Psychology  in  depth,  as well as serving as a point of entry for

         analytic training with the IRSJA. 

                COSTS:  REGISTRATION:

                                    Member:                          $15.00
                                    Non-Member:                  $20.00

                                    Student/Faculty w/ID:    $10.00

                                CEU'S:                                 $10.00   

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