Elizabeth Eowyn Nelson, Ph.D.

The Re-Emergence of Fierce Young Women
in Film and Literature

May 17, Friday Lecture 7:30 pm
members: $20; non-members $25; students $10

In the last two decades, fierce young women have taken center stage in their own stories, no longer content to be accommodating sidekicks to a strong male protagonist. The activation of an ancient archetypal pattern, the female warrior, is on display in Game of Thrones, Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Star Wars, and the Hunger Games, all of which have commanded critical attention and earned billions of dollars. Dr. Nelson will show images of these fierce females to demonstrate how the protagonists discover an embodied sense of their own power, celebrate their capacity for action, and dedicate themselves to causes that matter. This sweeping change in the contemporary fairy tale—in which she is the central character around which the entire plot revolves, it is her fate that matters, and it is her own power she must understand and develop—has profound psychological meaning for all women regardless of age. When represented in a young woman (as it often is), the quality of fierceness suggests the vitality associated with youth and also the jouissance of the crone. She is powerful, alluring, and necessary to confront contemporary toxic masculinity.

Archetypal Faces of Power and Toxic Masculinity

May 18, Saturday Workshop 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
members: $60; non-members $70; students $50
CEUs $25

The workshop will be an in-depth exploration of the vitality and power of the fierce female and the discrete kinds of power she exemplifies. It will focus on 1) the important differences between power as domination characteristic of toxic masculinity and the power of leadership, authority, and influence; 2) how situations and circumstances call forth and develop authentic power and dissolve rigid gender roles; and 3) how power—which is first and foremost an internal, embodied resource—helps people stand up for themselves and their values. The workshop helps us to remember, and to explore, the various kinds of power women can and should exercise in a desperately wounded world.

Elizabeth Eowyn Nelson, Ph.D.Dr. Elizabeth Eowyn Nelson is a psychologist of the soul by training and inclination. She is core faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has taught since 2003. She is a writer, editor, and published author of two books and multiple articles, essays and book chapters and the General Editor of the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies, a peer-reviewed academic publication. Dr. Nelson agrees that well-behaved women seldom make history, and would much rather nourish excellence than conformity regardless who finds the result uncomfortable. An interview with Elizabeth Nelson can be found here: http://www.jungatlanta.com/articles/Nelson-Interview.pdf


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May 17-18
Elizabeth Nelson, PhD
The Re-Emergence of Fierce Young Women in Film and Literature
Friday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
Archetypal Faces of Power and Toxic Masculinity
Saturday 10:00 a.m - 5:00
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June 15
Chris Aanstoos PhD
Having a Dream That Changes Your Life
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
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July 20
Jutta von Buchholtz, PhD
The Healing Power of Fairy Tales
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
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August 24
Lissa Friedman PhD
Enhance Personal Freedom and Energy Using the Ennegram
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00

September 20-21
Ashok Bedi, MD
Enigma: Decoding the Mysterious Language of the Soul
Friday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
Interpretation of Dreams: A Jungian Perspective
Saturday 10:00 a.m - 5:00

October 19
John Gentile, PhD
The Trickster Archetype: Lecture and Storytelling
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00

November 15-16
Tess Castleman
The Little Dream that Doesn't Mean Anything
Friday 7:30 p.m.-10:00
The World Dream
Saturday 10:00 a.m - 5:00

December 7
Virginia Apperson, PhD
Movie and Discussion
Saturday 7:30 p.m.-10:00


Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
church's web page: http://sandyspringscc.org/

Coming from GA 400, take the Abernathy Rd, Exit 5, towards Sandy Springs. Go about 1.5 miles on Abernathy Rd and the church will be on the right, just past Brandon Mill Road. Proceed to the next light (River Valley) and make a right into the parking lot.