Confronting the Trickster: Crises and Opportunity in the Time of Trump - A Jungian Perspective

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Confronting the Trickster: Crises and Opportunity in the Time of Trump - A Jungian Perspective
Presented by:
William K. Grevatt, Ed. D., Jungian Analyst

"Like many other myths, the trickster myth is supposed to have a therapeutic effect. It holds the earlier low intellectual and moral level before the eyes of the more highly developed individual, so that he shall not forget how things looked yesterday." C.G. Jung; Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, CW # 9.1, par. 480

Through our own moral and political ineptitude, we have unknowingly invited the Trickster archetype into our midst in the form of Donald Trump, our Trickster President. Terrifyingly, we now have no idea what will happen to us. Within this new dynamic, we must now confront the Trickster, as it manifests within him.  It's a wake-up call and a warning as to what is going on in the shadow-lands of the American and global psyche. But while it is a clear and present danger to us, it is also an unprecedented opportunity to become more conscious of ourselves psychologically, and to potentially heal our divided selves. This is the hidden meaning and value that the trickster brings to us.

This experiential public program will focus on three major learning objectives:

  1. Discuss two aspects of the Trickster archetype in the collective shadow as explained by Jung.
  2. Apply the understanding of the Trickster archetype within the geo-political context of today, wherein which the election of Trump and other nationalistic authoritarian leaders across the world is on the rise.
  3. Examine two ways in which to understand the Trickster archetype at the psychological level and how an individual can create constructive ways to confront their own Trickster shadow, heal the divided self and preserve democratic values from the tyranny of totalitarianism.
William Grevatt, Ed.D. is an educator and Jungian analyst who maintains a private practice in Culver City and Whittier, CA. He is the President of the C. G. Jung Study Center of Southern California, a training analyst and former Director of Training for the Study Center from 2011-2016. Dr. Grevatt has presented on such diverse Jungian topics as Typology, Dream Interpretation and Christian Mysticism.

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