Carl Jung traveled around the world to places like Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, India and New Mexico, where he encountered and observed cultures and religions that were very different from his own Swiss Protestant background. He was intrigued by native people’s languages, gestures, behaviors, dreams, and they way they expressed their emotions. He felt it was important in the development of our consciousness to experience worldviews and “national peculiarities” that differ from our own.
Jungian analyst Jeanne Lacourt, PhD, will be visiting with the Jung Society of Atlanta on August 21, 2021. She will present an online lecture titled We think with our Hearts: Reading Jung Through Indigenous Eyes. Dr Lacourt will talk about how Jung’s encounters with indigenous peoples, such as the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, impacted his work, ideas, and theories. What can we learn today about Jung’s ideas of “the primitive”? Could Jung have gotten some things about indigenous people wrong? Dr Lacourt invites us to take the perspective of the indigenous people in order to gain a better understanding of their world and their psyches.
Dr Lacourt is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Minnesota. She is also professor of American Indian Studies at St Cloud State University and serves on the faculty of the Minnesota Seminar on Jungian Studies. She is a Native American from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
Join us for this two-hour lecture and earn two CEs.