This is an unusual invitation from the Confederation for Analytical Psychology (CAP, London) to anyone interested in analytical psychology and Jungian analysis to attend a wonderful talk by author and Jungian analyst Christopher Hauke, illustrated with film clips,
Story Arc to Noah’s Ark. Transformation: Narratives in Film and Myth
The night sea journey is a theme of descent, of darkness and the minimising of perception. To what end? Whether caught in the belly of a whale or the bowels of the city at night (as in Scorsese’s “After Hours”), you are stripped of your normal world and thrown into a state of deprivation. You have no idea whether this will last hours or days or, god forbid, for ever. Should I just get used to this? Will I ever get back? Sounds like the Covid pandemic doesn’t it?
Myths – ranging from Hiawatha to Old Testament figures and Gilgamesh – not only offer huge, whole-world versions as journeyed by Noah and his family, but also stories of individual suffering like Jonah’s. Jung had his own take on the night sea journey and film narratives have their own story arc which parallels the myth in a variety of ways. What they all have in common is how one or more characters are changed for good.
Christopher will consider this theme of transformation and introduce clips from an intriguingly eclectic range of films!
The invitation is unusual in its transparency: we are also inviting non-members to attend the Annual General Meeting of CAP that takes place prior to the presentation. You can attend only the presentation, or both the presentation and AGM. There are no entrance fees for these events which will take place via Zoom.
The AGM starts at 11am on Saturday May 14th. The presentation starts at 12-30pm. We finish at 2pm.
If you would like to attend, whether for AGM and presentation or just the presentation, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org