Psyche’s Love Story – October 5, 2012
Friday Evening Talk with Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D.
In this Friday evening talk Susan will engage us to explore the many conscious and unconscious ingredients of love. Love is an instinct, an archetype, a movement of the spirit. It also has an amoral quality. Or, does it? We trace the Greek myth of Psyche and Eros as they wend their way through many obstacles to unite with each other. This story is one of, and beyond, gender while involving the age-old pattern of union and disunion and union again that occurs between people as intra and inter-psychic experiences. This involves beauty, envy, curiosity, and even the breaking of rules in order to find oneself anew through love. This is a part of the profound and immense journey that we embark upon, in many forms, throughout life.
Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst trained in Zürich, Switzerland, as well as a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Paradise Valley, Arizona. For many years Susan has enjoyed giving workshops and presentations at various venues, and she lectures worldwide on Jungian analytical psychology. She is the author of several journal articles on daughters and fathers, Puella, Sylvia Plath in Plath Profiles, a chapter in the four editions of Counseling and Psychotherapy textbook and a chapter in Perpetual Adolescence: Jungian Analyses of American Media, Literature, and Pop Culture, 2009. She is a member of the New Mexico Society of Jungian Analysts, the International Association of Analytical Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis and Phoenix Friends of Jung. Click here for her website.