In The Spotlight
Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow’s ambitious and energetic new film “Company Town” sounds the alert about threats of economic change to San Francisco. “Company Town” focuses on two beloved areas of the City - The Mission District and Chinatown. Both neighborhoods have offered cheap housing and blue collar employment to waves of immigrants. Both areas have produced vibrant cultures that make them attractive to locals, tourists and newcomers of all kinds. In the public mind, they are as iconic San Francisco as the Golden Gate Bridge.
Presidential races have always been hotly contested and name-calling has always been the order of the day. And even the wisest among us are buffeted by unconscious emotions and complexes which influence our choices without our knowledge. This is why both sides in this race can have such different positions, yet each sees theirs as the ‘correct’ one that will promote democracy’s values of ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
I aim to show that Mr. Trump personifies Jung’s Trickster archetype. I will also discuss the collective psychological dynamics that are manifesting at this unique moment in our history. I will start with a review of the conceptual framework, apply that to collective dynamics, and then relate the theory to what is happening in the current political arena regarding Mr. Trump’s appeal.
We grow up, or at least I grew up, with people saying that emotion or feeling, and thinking are opposed. We are told to stop being emotional. But emotion, or at least feeling, is what integrates, assigns value and thusly guides and gives meaning to thought.
In this interview made in 1999 Bill Moyers discusses with George Lucas how Joseph Campbell and his concept of the Monomyth also known as the Hero's Journey and other concepts from Mythology and Religion shaped the Star Wars saga
Carl Jung Depth Psychology
Reading Group - Session 6 Part 1 - August 22, 2016