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