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THE HERO'S JOURNEY: Revisited and Recovered, a course by Mark Napack

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • 5 sessions
  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Jung Society Library, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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  • Members who are Seniors over 65 and Full-Time Students

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The hero's journey is one of the inevitable callings of life. Accepted or rejected, it is there in life's different stages and challenges. C.G. Jung believed the hero's journey to be a necessary part of becoming fully human, which he referred to as individuation.

In this course, we shall explore the hero's journey in its continuing and changing relevance for our lives, personal and social – with all its complexes and traumas and potential for finding a treasure hard to find. To assist us in our shared journey, we shall revisit Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces, invoke heroic tales of old and enlist some key insights of C.G. Jung. In this way and through the hero/heroine motifs and images that arise, we shall orient ourselves within whatever may be the heroic challenge of our moment.
Class format will be presentation with invited discussion and reading (optional, e.g., The Hero with a Thousand Faces).

Mark Napack, M.A., S.T.L., M.S, first studied the hero's journey as a student of comparative literature at Columbia University, after which he applied Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces to the redemption motif in medieval theology for his thesis at Fordham University. He further studied Jung, psychology and the history of religion at Loyola and Catholic Universities. A long-time graduate and college lecturer, Mark has a special concern for areas of psychology and spirituality and an ongoing involvement with the Collected Works of Jung and Jungian classics. He has presented at international conferences and published in scholarly publications. Mark Napack, LCPC is also a Jungian informed psychotherapist in North Bethesda, MD.


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