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John Todd CEU'S


                                                                                       Lumen Naturae:  Let There Be Light!

                                                                                                             Lecture and Workshop

                                                                                                          Presented by

                                                                                          John Todd, Ph.D.

         DATES:       Lecture:    Friday, November 9, 2018
                                    Workshop:    Saturday, November 10, 2018

         TIMES:       Friday Lecture:    7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

                                           Door Registration:    6:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

                                    Saturday Workshop:    10:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

                                           Door Registration:   9:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
        PLACE:       Ramsey Hall, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

                                    400 Camellia Blvd, Lafayette, Louisiana

         Friday Lecture - The Shadow of the Bat .......
         The evening lecture will be an  exploration  of the image  of  the bat and what  it holds for the modern Westerner. 

         Most early human cultures revered the bat.   Not only was  the  bat held  sacred for  the essential role they play in

         our ecosystem  as pollinators,  seed  dispersers, and natural  insect control,  they were  also appreciated for their    

         uniqueness.  Bats are the only mammals that possess the ability for sustained flight, they nurse their young, and

         even  share brainwave  patterns common  with those of  primates.  And yet, they mostly live underground in caves, 

         sleep  upside  down, have  the ability to  see in the dark, and are nocturnal.  Despite their  clear  benefit to humans

         and our ecology in general, Western culture has demonized the bat and therefore one is forced to wonder why so

         much negative shadow material has been projected on the bat.  What  does  the  image of  the bat hold for the

         Western psyche? What aspects of ourselves have been deemed demonic that are essential  to our  own  inner

         ecosystems?  A deeper exploration of the image of the bat as not only holding negative shadow material, but also

         holding that of the light bringer or  psychopomp reveals a great  deal about  the human  condition in the modern

         Western world.

        Saturday Workshop - Let There Be Light! .....
          The workshop will be a deeper exploration of the role of the Lumen Naturae  (The Light of Nature) and the light

          bringer/psychopomp within  our psyches  with a particular  emphasis on  those that present themselves to us in

          the form of an animal.   Film clips,  clinical  material and  personal reflection will be used to further deepen and

          explore this vital concept as it manifests in our daily lives and practices as mental health professionals.

         John Todd, Ph.D. Bio .....

          John Todd, Ph.D.  is  a  diplomate  Jungian  analyst  based  in  Evergreen, Colorado.   A native of  Florida,  John

          began  his  career spending  over  a decade as  a children and family counselor  for Hospice  of Florida Suncoast

          before  starting  private practice.  In 2006 he relocated to Evergreen with his wife and two children.   In his free

          time he enjoys hiking, skiing, film, music, and reading.

          COSTS:  Friday Lecture & Saturday Workshop-

                                         Friday & Saturday - $50.00

                                    Friday only - $15.00
Saturday only - $35.00


                                    Friday & Saturday - $30.00

                                         Friday only - $10.00

                                         Saturday only - $20.00




John Todd Lecture & Workshop