DEPTH INSIGHTS RADIO INTERVIEW
|Glen Slater PhD|
After the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, in December 2013, I moderated a 2-part teleseminar series with Jungian analyst Michael Conforti for the Depth Psychology community and the general public in which we engaged in a depth psychological and archetypal discussion about the event. A key piece of research I engaged in preparation was an article by long-time Pacifica professor, Glen Slater, "The Mythology of Bullets" (which appeared in Spring Journal (2009) Issue 81, "The Psychology of Violence
In the essay, Slater discusses his powerful and intriguing approach in which he addresses the major mainstream issues that always arise in such devastating events: gun violence, media influence, and mental health.
However, Slater goes much deeper to look at the archetypal aspects of guns in America, how our inherent cultural roots come into play, and how the uncompromising drive of the American Dream insists we succeed at any cost.
Glen Slater Ph.D. holds degrees in Religious Studies and in Clinical Psychology and has taught Jungian and Archetypal perspectives at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara for nearly two decades. Glen is the film review editor at Spring Journal and a regular contributor to that publication.
Join me with Dr. Glen Slater for an engaging and important discussion of the roots of mass shootings and the depth psychological and archetypal aspects of guns in America. --Bonnie Bright
|Michael Conforti Ph.D.|
In case you missed them live...These two exploratory conversations engage a depth psychological perspective to the Sandy Hook Connecticut school shooting in an effort to bear witness to the tragedy and search for a way through the darkness to a place of understanding.
What are the archetypal influences underpinning the horror of the Newtown, CT school shooting---and those of so many recent violent events perpetrated on innocents with legal firearms. Is evil a reality? Is it an age-old pattern that becomes constellated under certain conditions? How do we find hope in the horror when tragedy strikes?
Sessions took place December 21 & 28, 2012
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When the Gods Are Silent: Awakening to the Voice of Meaning and Healing
There are times in our life when the vistas of all that we love, are blurred, when those arms we long to rest in seem ever so far away, and the passion that we have felt, is suddenly absent. It is in these moments that we may feel that the Gods have grown silent.
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The War of the Gods in Addiction, based on the correspondence between Bill W., one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and C.G. Jung, proposes an original, groundbreaking, psychodynamic view of addiction which explains both the creation and successful treatment of alcoholism and other addictions.
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