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Lumen Naturae: Let There Be Light!
Lecture and Workshop
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
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
PRE-REGISTER FOR LECTURE, WORKSHOP & CEU'S BELOW: