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WISEWOMAN FORUM: Book Discussion of Old Age: Journey into Simplicity by Helen M. Luke, facilitated by Jacquelyn Mann

  • Sunday, November 12, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
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This program will NOT be recorded.


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Jacquelyn Mann will lead us in a discussion of Helen M. Luke's Old Age: Journey into Simplicity. "In this classic text on aging wisely, the renowned Jungian analyst Helen M. Luke reflects on the final journeys described in Homer’s Odyssey, Shakespeare’s King Lear, and T. S. Eliot’s "Little Gidding," as well as devoting attention to suffering. In examining some of the great masterpieces of literature produced by writers at the end of their lives, she elucidates the difference between growing old and disintegrating, encouraging the reader to grow emotionally and mentally during the culminating stage of life."

Jacquelyn Mann shares: I completed my masters in social work over 30 years ago. While working on my master’s degree, I rediscovered Jung. Fifteen years ago, while living overseas, I was fortunate enough to attend a week-long training at the C. G. Jung Zurich Institute.  Of the many works connected with Jungian theory, I was particularly impressed by the writings of Helen M. Luke. Last year I was able to study her book, Dark Wood to White Rose: Journey and Transformation in Dante’s Divine Comedy, in depth while participating in a worldwide reading group on the Divine Comedy held in celebration of Dante’s 700th anniversary. Thus, I have been a fan of Ms. Luke’s work for a long time and continue to be impressed by the depth and breadth of it. I am grateful to have this opportunity to explore and discuss one of her works.

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