Dreams, Creativity and the Cajun Psyche, Presented by Charlene Henry
March 11, 2017, Lafayette, Louisiana
Dreams, Creativity and the Cajun Psyche
Presented 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 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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