Psyche, Eros and Our Journeys in Search of Love – October 6, 2012
Saturday Workshop with Susan E. Schwartz, Ph.D.
The backdrop to the Friday evening presentation is a more detailed look at Psyche’s search for Eros, Amor, or love. Eros also experiences an equally taxing search for Psyche. And, he also represents an element in many love stories as the ghostly lover. Through an in-depth look at this myth and its parallel in our lives, we examine how Psyche and Eros are found, separated and re-established as individuals and as a couple. The story reflects the inner and outer principles for intimacy. The characters include aspects of the mother, or Aphrodite, the meaning of beauty, envy from Psyche’s sisters and other figures on the always-convoluted path to find love of self and other. These parts of the psyche are encountered on the way to the full expression of what it means to be an individual in love relationships.
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.