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

                            March 11, 2017, Lafayette, Louisiana