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The Archetypal Feminine in Kaxinawa's Stories: A Decolonizing Option to the Jungian Approach

Jung Center
Myths, for C. G. Jung, were a leading force directing one’s life. Based on Jung’s studies, and the instructor's personal background as an Amazonian woman, we will explore an archetypal story from the Kaxinawá people as a contribution to our collective archive of myths. Beginning with an exploration of the basic emotions and symbols of the archetypal feminine that underlie the story, we will work towards opening analytical psychology to an indigenous worldview, and participate in an effort to "decolonize" Jung - examining and critiquing the unconscious and potentially-destructive cultural assumptions in Jung's own work, and discovering the similarities between two limited world-views that illuminate the similarities of humanity in all places and times. [Organizer's description]

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