The Centering Power
of Hestia's Hearth
Janis Jennings, Ph.D.
Sunday, 4 PM - 6 PM, March 14th, 2010
Daylight savings time starts today
(this program was not recorded)
Hestia was the goddess of the hearth in ancient Greece. She personified the instinct in the psyche that seeks to create and tend the sacred center. The goddess was symbolized by the round hearth, and her flame burned in the center of the home, the temple, and the ancient city. The lecture will explore the bi-valent energies inherent in this symbol, with an emphasis on both historic and contemporary psychological aspects of the perennial instinct to the sacred.
Janis Jennings, PhD, is a control-stage analytic candidate at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. She is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Santa Barbara, and earned her PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology. Her dissertation was entitled Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth: Fire at the Center.