World Oppression and the Power of Transformation

1 hour 19 minutes



Part of the conference set Gold in Dark Places: Shadow Work in the Struggle for Selfhood. Purchase the full conference for 30% off the individual titles!

Topics: Individuation, Psychotherapy.

World Oppression and the Power of Transformation

This lecture, drawing on Van Eenwyk’s experience treating both torturers and survivors, examines the dynamics of the shadow – collective and individual – both in the development of cultures of torture and in the treatment of the victims. The aim is to provide those who abhor oppression and terror with the means of confronting and neutralizing their use.

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© 1991 John Van Eenwyk
Ⓟ 1991 CG Jung Institute of Chicago

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Van Eenwyk, John

Dr. John R. Van Eenwyk received his PhD in religion and psychological studies from the University of Chicago.  A clinical psychologist and Training Analyst with the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts, he maintains a private practice in Jungian Analysis in Olympia, Washington.  He is also an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The author of Archetypes and Strange Attractors: The Chaotic World of Symbols, he publishes widely and lectures internationally on both Jungian psychology and the treatment of torture survivors.



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