Earth Fathers in the Collective Unconscious

Speaker: Colman, Arthur
Product Code: Colman-Earth-Fathers-244-MP3
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Arthur Colman, MD. 1 hour 8 minutes. Audio.

Topics: Archetypes, Gender and Sexuality, Intimacy and Family Relationships.

Earth Fathers in the Collective Unconscious: A Transformative Archetype  in Contemporary Society

Responding to the ubiquitous but limiting characterization of marriages as "earth mother/sky father" pairings, Arthur Colman presents a corrective celebration of the "earth father", an archetype of generative and nurturing masculinity necessary for male wholeness. This lecture is part of the conference Civilization in Transition, which includes the following lectures:

  1. The Soul in Exile - Marion Woodman
  2. Progress Without Loss of Soul - Theo Abt
  3. Sexuality as Identity - Ann Belford Ulanov and Barry Ulanov
  4. Shadows of the Female Self - Joan Chamberlain Engelsman
  5. The Ante Has Gone Up: The Conscience of the Post-Modern Artist - John Beebe
  6. Earth Fathers in the Collective Unconscious: A Transformative Archetype in Contemporary Society - Arthur Colman
  7. Necessary Other: Gender, Power and Love in Contemporary Relationships - Caroline Stevens

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Arthur D. Colman, MD is a psychiatrist trained at Harvard College and Medical School and U.C. Medical Center, San Francisco where he is Clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry. He is a depth analyst trained at the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco where he is a member, founder and first editor of Connected Works, and former chair of its review committee. The author of 9 books on the human life cycle, healing, and scapegoating, he has contributed to many books, professional journals and popular publications on these and other subjects including ecstatic relationships, group consultation, leadership, the psychology of war, and the psychological aspects of music compositions and musical composers. He is also a coeditor of the influential Group Relations Reader I and II and a past president of the A.K. Rice Institute which publishes and distributes them. He currently divides his time between clinical practice, Analysis and consultation to leaders and organizations here and abroad. More about Dr. Colman can be found at his website

© 1987 Arthur Colman.
Ⓟ 1987 CG Jung Institute of Chicago.

Audio Format 1 MP3 File: 24MB