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INDIGENOUS MYTHS OF TRANSFORMATION AND RECIPROCITY: A Neglected Psyche, a workshop with Jeanne Lacourt

  • Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
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  • Members who are either seniors over 65 or full time students

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This workshop will introduce participants to Indigenous myths where human-animal transformation invites us to explore our inherent reciprocal nature. We have been split from this aspect of ourselves for far too long and the need for maintaining reciprocal relationships is now more essential than ever.

Special guest and Jungian Analyst, Jerome Bernstein will be joining as a co-host for this workshop. For forty-five years he has been involved with Native elders, culture, and ceremony—he was a consultant and lobbyist in Washington D.C. for the Navajo Nation, and is co-author of C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions.

Jeanne A. Lacourt, MS, LPC, NCC, Ph.D., is a Professor of American Indian Studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, a faculty of the Minnesota Seminar in Jungian Studies, and a Jungian Analyst in private practice. She has authored a book on traditional Indian Education, edited a book on racial issues, and her articles in Spring Journal focus on the intersections of Indigenous and Jungian Studies. She is most intrigued with the theme of human-animal transformation in Indigenous origin stories. Her home community is with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.

Jerome S. Bernstein, M.A.P.C., NCPsyA., is a Jungian Analyst in private practice and a senior analyst on the teaching faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe. For forty-five years he has been involved with Native elders, culture, and ceremony—he was a consultant and lobbyist in Washington D.C. for the Navajo Nation and he helped establish the autonomous Department of Diné Education. Additionally, as a consultant, he has advised local, federal, and international governments and agencies concerning developmental policies and education programs.  For two years he worked as the Chief Educational Consultant for the Teacher’s College of Columbia University. Jerome is the author of Power and Politics: The Psychology of Soviet-American Partnership (Shambhala Publications, 1989) and Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma (Routledge, 2005). He was the co-editor, along with Philip Deloria, of Vine Deloria, Jr.’s book, C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions (Spring Books, 2009). Several of his published articles (see Bibliography) focus on healing and treating the current collective dissociation, which is manifest in the global climate change crisis.

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