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When Standing in the Doorway Heals, and When it Doesn’t
“This presentation will allow us to focus on the fact that healing can and does occur when we are able to place ourselves in the threshold between the conscious and unconscious registers of the psyche, and to see for ourselves how some filmmakers have created works that can also heal viewers. But we will focus as well on the impact that images in the collective consciousness can have on making this healing problematic.”
The doorway serves as a spatial image for the threshold between the conscious and unconscious registers of the psyche. Some filmmakers have found ways to stand there in ways that heal; Fredericksen discusses and shows two short examples. But what happens to the healing function if the doorway leads to emptiness?
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Part of the conference The Healing Power of Art in Everyday Life. Purchase the conference for 40% off individual titles!
This video will help you be able to discuss filmmaking as healing for the filmmaker and the film viewer using terms from Jungian Film Studies.
Don Fredericksen, PhD is the current chairman of the International Association for Jungian Studies. He holds graduate degrees in communication studies, film studies and counseling psychology. He is a professor of film at Cornell University, and has affiliation with the religious studies program as well. He practices psychotherapy on a part-time basis. He is the author of a Jungian study of the Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona, co-author of a book on Andrzej Wajda’s film Kanal, and numerous essays, of which the latest include “Solastalgia: When Home is No Longer Home” for Spring Journal and “Jungian Film Studies: The Corruption of Consciousness and the Nurturing of Psychological Life” in Jung and Film II.
© 2013 Don Fredericksen
℗ 2013 CG Jung Institute of Chicago