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Sunday, April 1st, 2012

The Image: A Mirror of the Psyche

with Marion Anderson, JA, Jungian Analyst

link to audio file

Jung's Red Book, with its intense psychic imagery, illuminates our understanding of the unconscious in a unique way.  For Jung, images represent a means of communicating information and expressing emotion as well as form a bridge between consciousness and the unconscious.  In this lecture we will investigate the importance of the image in the context of Jung's analytical psychology.  We will explore how Jung himself started to draw and paint images that later transformed into the Red Book, and focus on how Jungians across the world use painting of inner images in different therapeutic settings.  To conclude, Marion will share a case example from her experiences as an analyst working with drawn images.  


Marion Anderson, JA, is a clinical psychologist licensed in Brazil and a Jungian analyst living in Los Angeles.  A teaching member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy, she first specialized in painting therapy in Germany.  She is an Associate Member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and is currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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