Love in the Time of Climate Change

We're living in some seriously dark times. Yet all around us ~ and inside us ~ the generous, green spark of life continues to bring forth new discoveries, new pleasures, new opportunities to dance our way into what Fleur Robins likes to call further incarnations of ourselves. 

In the midst of the godawful events of 1939, Bertolt Brecht wrote in this motto to his Svendborg Poems

In the dark times 
       Will there be singing? 
                   Yes, there will also be singing
       About the dark times. 
Similarly, early alchemists expressed the unquenchable spirit of life as "a blessed greenness," a divine energy in all things that can persist in even our darkest moments, an embodied manifestation of what Mylius described as "a virtue of generation and the preservation of things (that) might be called the Soul of the World." (C.G. Jung, Mysterium Coniunctionis). 

But, as Fleur's Nana might put it (with no little impatience), "What's all that when it's at home?"

Fleur sums it up in her own way in the upcoming third book of The Fleur Trilogy, "People still managed to survive grief, work hard, find humor, love, and - sometimes - a little meaning amid the static. Even as our species faced the all too real possibility of extinction, babies still got themselves born."

Even creative babies. In Tizita, we see how the crazy quilt of love can manage to fling itself across the heavily eclipsed field of this collective moment ~ where human is set against human, and our species puts at grave risk the shared biosphere upon which we all depend. 

Which is why I take particular delight in inviting you to join me at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles on Saturday, September 23rd, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. as I share with you how Carl Jung, Freddie Mercury, Teddy Afro, the unpredictable spirits of Eros and Mercurius, and a couple of powerful dreams and a life-saving visitation from the mother of us all continue (against all odds) to keep me singing, pouring life into Fleur Robins and her Odd Duck Society's worth of friends. 

I'm including more details and a sign-up link below. I'd love to sign your books  and hear about how you're finding ways to unearth and voice your own songs during these extraordinary times. 

Please click this link to sign up. 

Pre-registration (recommended) until 5:00pm of the lecture day for evening lectures; or Friday, 5:00pm for week-end workshops. At Door fee applies after.
Please select an option and a quantity, then submit:

To register by phone, please call the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles at 310-556-1193

Continuing Education Credits:

Psychologists:The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is approved by the American Psyschological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Please see the individual program for the number of CE credits awarded for each course. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. Psychologists report directly to the MCEP using the certificates of attendance awarded at the completion of the course. 

MFCCs/MFTs, LCSWs: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is accredited by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs. Please see the individual program for the number of CE credits awarded for each course. Only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity may be claimed for credit.

Nurses: The C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.



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