04may(may 4)7:00 pm(may 4)7:00 pmFeatured'Later Life' is Now / Projection: How It Divides & Hurts Us & How It Is a Beginning of Relationship and of Consciousness (LECTURE)with Ann UlanovAllen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland
Lecture Friday, May 4; 7 - 9 PM Members $20, Non-members $25 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR [To view information about the workshop, CLICK HERE] In Friday evening's lecture, with time for questions at
Friday, May 4; 7 – 9 PM
Members $20, Non-members $25
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
[To view information about the workshop, CLICK HERE]
In Friday evening’s lecture, with time for questions at its end, the pivotal role of our projections is noted: they can point to the specific way we can proceed with living now. In Saturday’s time together, that combines lecture and discussion throughout the presentation, we will focus on the ways projection is a basic function in us that reveals what we are to be attending to psychologically, communally, spiritually.
‘Later Life’ is Now
‘Later life’ can bring fuller awareness of all we have been and still might be. Remember Jung’s counsel in The Red Book, that we should live the life we still can live and think the thoughts we still can think. A great boon of later life is living in the present because of the punctuation of the period: we do not live forever; do it now. We ask, What do we let go from? Let go to? What are the dangers of consciousness? The necessity of consciousness? What role does concentration of energy play? And achieving the ease of living from the center?
Projection: How It Divides & Hurts Us & How It Is a Beginning of Relationship & of Consciousness
In these turbulent times, projecting our inward affects and thoughts onto other people and other groups increases divisions among us, and saps our energy from within us. Yet projection is a natural psychic function. Awareness of our projections is not just enlightening; it is enlivening. It puts us in touch with others and our world at large, and even with God, or what we put in place of God. Consciousness of what we project and what projects itself through us creates a sense of possibility and deepens our spiritual life. We will explore several types of projection and relate them to spiritual aspects of finding our personal path and contributing to life with others and to the life that lives itself through us.
Ann Belford Ulanov is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City, Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Religion of Union Theological Seminary, author of numerous books, such as The Unshuttered Heart, Opening to Aliveness and Deadness in the Self, Madness & Creativity, Knots and Their Untying, Essays on Psychological Dilemmas, Cinderella and Her Sisters: Being Envied and Envying (with Barry Ulanov).
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church
524 Allen Avenue, Portland