The C. G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge presents:
Images of Evolution, Part 2:The Feminine Principle Evolvingpresented byDeldon Anne McNeely, Ph. D.
In 2016, Dr. Deldon McNeely brought us Images of Evolution, Part 1, where we considered the importance of imagination in influencing the direction of human growth, both for individual and societal individuation.
This year in ‘Images of Evolution, Part 2: The Feminine Principle Evolving,’ the lecture and discussion will continue the subject with special attention to images of the development of the Feminine Principle.
This program focuses on the problem of our images and anxieties about the future of society and of the human species as we face decisions that can potentially destroy civilization. We must face the fact of possible nuclear destruction, environmental disaster, technological over-control, or other threats to life. How do we address the responsibilities and anxieties this creates?
Jung’s answer is to explore the psyche and recognize our biases, shortcomings, and all sources of discord that we project onto others. If we retrieve our “evil” we can find inner sources to nourish ourselves with images of the goodness of all that it means to be human and to be related to all of life.
The lecture will also address the history of women’s participation in the development of our civilization, what it has been and what it may become.
Mental Health professionals will gain some ideas about how to help people deal with anxiety about the future of civilization and particularly of the anxiety and feelings of inferiority that beset many women.
Presenter’s Background: Deldon Anne McNeely, Ph. D.
Deldon Anne McNeely received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University and is certified as a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. She studied at the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich and completed her training as an analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts in the United States.
She is a founding member of the New Orleans Jungian Seminar where she is a training analyst and is a patron of the C. G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge Jung.
Dr. McNeely is the author of four books on Jungian psychology – Touching: Body Therapy and Depth Psychology; Animus Aeternus: Exploring the Inner Masculine; Mercury Rising: Women, Evil, and the Trickster Gods; and Becoming: An Introduction to Jung’s Concept of Individuation.
She has also written a memoir, A Russian Lullaby, about her three years in the Soviet Union.
Dr. McNeely’s one-act play, Visions of Genius, addresses the relationship between Jung, James Joyce, and his daughter Lucia. It was performed on the evening of March 18, 2016, to benefit the C.G. Jung Society of New Orleans.
This program approved for 2 Clock Hours by NBCC (fee)**
What: Lecture 7 – 9 pm W hen: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Where: Baton Rouge Contemporary Art Gallery – 1442 City Park Avenue
Price: $10 for Non-members of Jung Society / Jung Society Members Free
** The C. G. Jung Society of Baton Rouge is an NBCC–Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals will receive a Certificate of Completion to give to their respective Licensing Boards. Call Patricia Hare Pizer, at 225-247-7737, or Oneal Isaac, at 225-763-1230 for more information.