Archetypal, Mythic and Cinematic Perspectives on Vocation

Syllabus - Spring 2017

 

Seminar:  23 & 24 September 2017 with Dr Glen Slater and Dr Safron Rossi

Module 1:  Course introduction: Working archetypally (28 September)

We begin by exploring Jung's theory of archetypes and their relevance for understanding vocation. You'll consider what archetypes are active or seeking expression in your life.

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Module 2:  Mythology as textbook of the archetypes (5 October)

Finding the myth underlying one's personal story is a means of identifying the archetypes most active in one's psyche. We will look at how to identify and work constructively with a resonant myth, mythic pattern or mythic figure in your own life.

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Module 3:  Archetypal patterns and fields (12 October)

Finding the myth underlying one's personal story is a means of identifying the archetypes most active in one's psyche. We will look at how to identify and work constructively with a resonant myth, mythic pattern or mythic figure in your life.

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Module 4:  Nudged by the daimon (19 October)

In this module we'll explore and critique James Hillman's popular book, The Soul's Code, and consider the ancient Platonic idea of a daimon, or what the Romans called the genius, as a soul companion who guides an individual vocationally.

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Module 5: Tracking your personal myth (26 October)

In this final module you will engage in reflective activities, childhood recollections and creative writing to integrate theoretical insights and illuminate a clearer sense of your calling and vocational direction.

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Readings and selected articles are provided upon course registration. The seminar is included in your course price.