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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