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Lest We Forget:
Toward a Psychological Understanding of World War II 


Presented by
Holly Fincher, PhD 


Sunday,  4 PM - 6 PM,  January 22nd,  2012

(this program was not recorded)


With particular focus on the Pacific Campaign, this presentation will explore the psychological meaning underlying the catastrophe of World War II.  When we look past political history, we stand a chance to glimpse the underlying archetypal forces that erupted across the world, and we may try to comprehend an awareness of that which we have termed "the dark side of the Self."  Through our awareness we can work to understand and thereby contain this otherwise autonomous force.  With the continued challenges facing our world today, the importance of remembering this possibility brings new and additional meaning to the words, "lest we forget."


Note: The presenter suggests viewing the films, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima" prior to attending this event.


Holly Fincher, PhD, is a Jungian analyst, licensed psychologist, and long-time board member of the Jung Club of Orange County.  Having trained in both Southern California and Switzerland, she was certified by the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California where she is an analyst member, and continues her work in Zurich with the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz.  Still active with our club, Holly currently lives on an early American farmstead in rural New Hampshire with her husband, Border collie, and very small flock of sheep.

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