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Friends of Jung offer double bill Jan. 16-17

Friends of Jung will present two events over the weekend of Jan. 16-17.

Guest speaker Allison Stieger will speak on “The Ability to Innovate,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at The Winston School, 215 Ninth St. in Del Mar.

Stieger, a mythologist, writer and speaker who founded the Seattle Roundtable group of the Joseph Campbell Foundation in 2004, blogs on topics related to mythology at www.mythicstories.com, and is a contributing columnist for The Creativity Post.

Her lecture will use storytelling and images from mythic art and film to reveal the metaphor in the myth. Examples include the Greek titan Prometheus, the African epic hero Mwindo, and the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna. Jung’s ideas about individuation and the importance of myth to that process will also be examined, and how creativity can move us towards it.

Admission is $10 for full-time students, $15 for FOJ members and senior citizens (65 and older), and $20 for non-members.

“Using the Lessons of Myth to Live More Creatively” will be a workshop from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, building on the concepts introduced in the Friday lecture, with time to explore a new set of myths from around the world. Location to be announced.

The workshop will look at the stages of the creative cycle and explore exercises designed to pull out creative energies for each stage. Discussion will include how creative and innovative thinking increases our life satisfaction and moves us ever closer to individuation.

Call 858-259-8155.


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