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THE WOLVES ARE BACK: The Great Mother and Cultural Complexes - A Look at the Reintroduction of Wolves into Yellowstone National Park Through a Jungian Lens, an evening with Robert Bump

  • Friday, March 05, 2021
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
  • 6


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An Evening With

Officially, in 1926, as a consequence of a systematic policy of eradication, the last wolves were killed within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park.  On January 12, 1995,  eight adolescent gray wolves, members from packs of wolves living in Jasper National Park Alberta, Canada, were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park.  Such a reversal of events—from eradication to successful reintroduction—involving an apex predator, the wolf, given the frightful place the wolf has held within the Western imagination is remarkable.  This presentation will  reflect on this reversal using the lens of analytical psychology, specifically the concept of the cultural complex, with the hope that it will offers the opportunity for a deepening of our understanding of humanity’s relationship to wilderness, wild animals, and what is wild within the human psyche.

Robert Bump is a certified Jungian analyst trained in the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association in New York and a member of IAAP. He is in private practice in Washington, DC and New York. Prior to becoming a Jungian analyst he taught in Papua New Guinea for three years and started and ran a high end residential construction company in the Hudson Valley of New York. He has five children and eight grandchildren. 

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