Upcoming Event: Houston Jung Society Workshop/Lecture
December 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - December 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Save the Date! I return to the Houston Jung Society for a Lecture on December 13, 2019 and a Workshop on December 14th, 2019.
To register, you need to put in Carol Pearson and these dates to get to these two events.
Mary Magdalene is referred to 12 times in the canonical gospels, more than any other apostle. In 1969 the Vatican honored her as the Apostle to the Apostles, rejecting the portrait of her as a prostitute. Yet, for most of the past 2,000-plus years, her true legacy was erased, putting her in the inkblot-like position of inviting projection after projection. Still, she remains viewed by many primarily as a repentant prostitute.
Interest in Mary Magdalene is now booming. My Friday night lecture, which is also being live-streamed explores: Why Magdalene? Why now? What is the archetypal meaning of this history and the explosion of interest in this Biblical character? But most of all, what archetypes does Magdalene embody, and what do they mean for us?
In Saturday’s experiential workshop, we will consider the synchronistic meaning and timeliness of current interest in Magdalene. We will look at practices attributed to her and examine their function today from a Jungian perspective. And we will explore what her story — as interpreted by major contemporary Biblical scholars — reveals about the lover archetype and about the potential for gender partnership in our time. Exercises will assist participants in discovering the meaning of these in their own lives.