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Opportunities of Old Age, a course with Phyllis LaPlante

  • Thursday, February 03, 2022
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • Thursday, February 03, 2022, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EST)
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
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  • Members who are Seniors over 65 and Full-Time Students

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This program will not be recorded


Regardless of your age, please join me in a discussion of life’s later years. James Hillman wrote: “It is an enormous mistake to read the phenomena of later life as indications of death rather than as initiations into another way of life.” 

We will consider the meanings and experiences of aging as we read Jung, Hollis, and Hillman. Discussion of The Tempest will address how we deal with our inner Ariel and our inner Caliban.


C.G. Jung, “Late Thoughts” and “Retrospect” in  Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1961).

Jung and Aging: Possibilities and Potentials for the Second Half of Life (2014), especially Part IV, Chapter 12, by James Hollis.

James Hillman, The Force of Character and the Lasting Life (1999).  

William Shakespeare, The Tempest.

Phyllis LaPlante, MSW, LCSW  is a certified Jungian Analyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute of New York in 1998. She teaches courses in Jungian theory and practice. 

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