CAP hybrid event with Susan Rowland
at AJA, 27 Delancey Street, London NW1 7RX Saturday 11th November 2023
Mysteries in Mysteries: Writing and Archetypal Creativity for the 21st century in the context of Jung’s Radical Feminism/Prophetic Transdisciplinarity. To meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we need more and better forms of creativity in ways of knowing, ways of acting in the world and ways of being. These Jung supplies in his buried feminism and incipient transdisciplinarity. This talk on Jung’s radicalism includes connecting it to Susan’s new work writing mystery novels.
By deploying Jungian techniques to explore the spontaneity of the archetypal psyche, the stories discover key patterns and myths that in-form today’s collective fears and traumas. Such acts of Jungian arts-based research are research, as is all art that collaborates with the collective unconscious in its making and/or reception. Jung knew this in demonstrating the prophetic and revelatory nature of creativity.
Historical assessments of Jung might conclude he was a conservative with revolutionary ideas given his social shortcomings and radical approach to cultural symbolism. Historical assessments are no longer enough since they imply a singular vision, exactly the kind of vision that Jung disavowed when diagnosing modernity as chronically sick because of a psyche split from all that is designated ‘other’ to rational consciousness.
Susan’s talk will excavate the radical, feminist and transdisciplinarity hidden depths in his work in order to support a revised social justice worldview. One of many possibilities from this C. G. Jung is JABR expressed in the mysteries in the mysteries that find the climate emergency framed through alchemy and the myths of the Holy Grail.
Biography: Susan Rowland (PhD) was awarded the C. G. Jung Award by IAJS in 2023. Teacher at Pacifica Graduate Institute, she is author of ten books on Jung, the feminine and the arts and now of the Jungian Mary Wandwalker mysteries: The Sacred Well Murders (2022) and The Alchemy Fire Murder (2023), both published by Chiron. Further stories from the elements of air and earth to follow. She also co-authored with Joel Weishaus, Jungian Arts-Based Research and the Nuclear Enchantment of New Mexico (Routledge 2021) and her best known other book is Jung: A Feminist ReVision (2002).
Booking via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/susan-rowland-mysteries-inmysteries-tickets-640366582687
11.00 am Coffee and arrival
11.30 am Susan Rowland talk and discussion
1.00 pm End