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Finding the “Deeper Story” Behind Current Events: Connecting the Spirit of the Times with the Spirit of the Depths

Presented by Pythia Peay
When: Friday, March 22, 2013; 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Saturday, March 23, 10am - 4pm
Where: Unity Temple on the Plaza
Website: www.kcjung.org

Lecture: As a writer and journalist on the inner life interviewing scholars, religious and spiritual teachers, psychologists and Jungian analysts, Pythia Peay will speak on the mythic narratives operating beneath the surface flow of public events. Drawing on the work of Jung and contemporary Jungian analysts and psychologists, she will discuss several themes: Hermes as the god of communications; climate change and the Grail story of the wasteland; drone attacks and the myth of Icarus; and the Jungian process of individuation and the American myth.
Workshop: Peay will help participants learn how to develop a psychological and archetypal perspective on current events, and to identify those specific sociopolitical issues shaped within the crucible of their own psycho-historical background, and for which they might have a calling.

About Pythia

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Pythia Peay is an author and depth journalist whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Washingtonian, Religion News Service, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. read more.




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Guardian of the Well

Years ago, when I was struggling through a dry patch of writer’s fatigue after completing a particularly demanding feature story, my wise Jungian analyst remarked that “sometimes you have to take time to let the well fill up.” Like stones dropped into water, her words sank into my psyche and stayed there. Now and again, when I’m coming up empty with words or narrative, I practice waiting for the rain to fall and the well to fill.

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