Love, Eros, & Emptiness in the 21st Century

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Love, Eros, & Emptiness in the 21st Century: The Mandala Speaks

Don Troyer, MD, Jungian Analyst

Friday, February 5, 2021 | 1:00-4:00pm CST via Zoom | 3 CEs | Convert Time Zone

This presentation will revisit Jung’s declaration that there exists a widespread crisis of sterility in contemporary consciousness due to a culture of exaggerated skepticism and materialism. This emptiness fosters anxiety, despair, loss of meaning, and addiction. Unearthed by trauma, this emptiness plunges us into a longing for Eros. The figure of Eros in classical mythology grants us images of this powerful, but complex and ambivalent encounter. Engaged, incarnated Eros in the forms of dream work, active imagination, creative expression, and active work on relationships can birth a transformation that “quickens the sterile wilderness of the soul as rain quickens the earth” (Jung). The ancient and worldwide experience of the mandala, a symbol of the Self, can emerge in these forms to contain and channel affect-images from the archetypal realm to grant a relationship with the living psyche.

Recording: This webinar will be recorded and available for purchase at a later date. All registrants will receive the recording regardless of attendance.

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the roots of the crisis of sterility in modern culture resulting in skepticism and materialism.
2. Articulate understandings of the impact of Eros on human consciousness.
3. Discuss the mandala’s significance as a medium for transmission of archetypal “affect-images."

This group will meet via Zoom
The Zoom link to attend will be emailed to registrants 1 day and again 1 hour before the program

$40 $25 | $36 $20 Members | $30 $15 Students | 3 CEs $15

Registration closes 24 hours before the program

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Don L. Troyer, MD, is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Analyst Training Program of the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is a Senior Training Analyst there. Board Certified in Family Practice, he serves on the Board of Apple Farm Community, a Jungian contemplative community in Three Rivers, Michigan. He is in practice in Kalamazoo, Michigan.