Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche

Speaker: Kimbles, Samuel
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Samuel Kimbles, PhD. 1 hour 19 minutes. Video MP4 Download. 720p HD Video.

Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche

What Toni Morrison has called “unspeakable things unspoken,” such as class hatred, racism, xenophobia, and misogyny, burst forth in our current political life as realities that refuse to die.  Phantom narratives of long past injustices reveal themselves as undead presences capable of destroying social and emotional bonds.  What underground rivers in our cultural life do these emotional currents reveal?

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This talk is part of the 2018 Founders' Day Symposium, Chaos, Complexity, Creativity.


Samuel Kimbles, PhD is a clinical psychologist, training analyst, and member of the faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and a clinical professor (VCF) in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2010 he served as president of the C. G. Jung Institute, San Francisco. He has lectured and presented papers on topics related to the theory and practical applications of analytical psychology to professional and lay audiences throughout the United States, Africa, and Europe. He is a clinical consultant and has taught at the San Francisco Jung Institute, colleges, and universities. In addition, he has trained mental health and analytic professionals on working with the unconscious life of groups. His published work on the cultural complex is a significant contribution of the application of analytical psychology to the study of groups and society. His previous book on cultural complexes was with Tom Singer, The Cultural Complex: Contemporary Jungian Perspectives on Psyche and Society (Routledge, 2004). He is author of Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche.