Toward Something Larger and Greater: The Initiations of Love

52 minutes



Topics: Family & Relationships, Myth & Fairytale

Toward Something Larger and Greater: The Initiations of Love

Whether met or rejected, engaged or disallowed, returned or unrequited, love is never a bore. In its separations and reunions, presence and absence, fullness and deprivation, love is always an initiation into something larger and greater, beyond the given and familiar self. Both in its miseries and exaltations, love leads and detours us across settled boundaries. The love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, a mythic tale of love as initiation and transformation, provides a background for this, the closing presentation of the Fires in the Heart conference.

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Zabriskie, Beverley

Beverley Zabriskie, MSW is a Jungian Analyst in New York City, where she is a founding faculty member and former President of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association (JPA). She is a frequent national and international lecturer, and is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, including “A Meeting of Rare Minds”, the Preface to Atom and Archetype. The Pauli-Jung Correspondence.(2001, Princeton University Press,) Her most recent essays include “Energy and Emotion: C. G. Jung’s Fordham Declaration” (In press, 2015, Spring Journal Books) in Jung in the Academy and Beyond: The Fordham Lectures 100 Years later, “Time and Tao in Synchronicity” in The Pauli-Jung Conjecture and Its Impact Today (2014, Imprint Academic); “Psychic energy and synchronicity” (April 2014, Journal of Analytical Psychology) As the 2007 Fay Lecturer at Texas A&M University, she presented the lecture series, Emotion and Transformation: From Myth to Neuroscience. She was named 2002 Psychoanalytic Educator of the Year for the International Federation of Psychoanalytic Education.



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