Susan Roland ~Jung: A Feminine Revision; the Archetypal Goddesses in Therapy and Culture

Susan Rowland, Ph.D.

Saturday Morning Talk:
Jung: A Feminine Revision; the Archetypal Goddesses in Therapy and Culture

March 3, 2018

(9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
St. Agnes Room,  The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center

Dr. Rowland’s morning talk and afternoon workshop will focus on two connected themes, the treatment of gender by C.G. Jung and its re-visioning in later twentieth and twenty-first century culture. The morning session will examine Jung’s key ideas of anima, animus, shadow and synchronicity to show both a cultural limitation and an extraordinary revolutionary approach to the feminine.

Eventbrite - Morning Talk: Jung: A Feminine Revision; the Archetypal Goddesses in Therapy and Culture


Saturday Afternoon Workshop:

March 3, 2018

(1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
St. Agnes Room,  The Casa Franciscan Renewal Center

After lunch the workshop will explore and discuss how the feminine, including the dark feminine is appearing in the arts, especially film, television and detective mysteries by women that I will argue are truly mysteries offering incarnations of goddesses much needed in a post-patriarchal culture. We will end by considering how these feminine structures pertain to the biggest issues of our times in political turmoil, war and climate change. In both sections of the day there will be talks followed by invitations to a dialogue and a mutual exploration of imaginal gender.

Eventbrite - Afternoon Workshop: Jung: A Feminine Revision; the Archetypal Goddesses in Therapy and Culture


Susan Rowland, Ph.D. is Chair of MA Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and teaches on the doctoral program in Jungian psychology and Archetypal Studies. Author of The Sleuth and the Goddess in Women’s Detective Fiction (2015), she has also written books on literary theory, gender and Jung including Jung as a Writer (2005); Jung: A Feminist Revision (2002); C. G. Jung in the Humanities (2010) and The Ecocritical Psyche: Literature, Evolutionary Complexity and Jung (2012). Her new book is Remembering Dionysus: Revisioning Psychology and Literature in C. G. Jung and James Hillman (Routledge 2017).