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FREE Tuesday Lunch Forums @ The Jung Center


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Upcoming Tuesday Lunch Forums   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

12:30  – 1:30 pm

A Jungian Aesthetic: Art, Active Imagination, and the Creative Process

Speaker:  Maria Taveras, LCSW

A hundred years ago, in 1913, when Jung invented active imagination, a female voice from the unconscious said to him that what he was doing was art.  Jung disparaged this anima figure as "that aesthetic lady" and protested emphatically: "It is not art!"

In 20th century modern art, there was a famous Freudian aesthetic based on free association – surrealism.  Now in the 21st century, especially after the publication of Jung's Red Book, we have an opportunity, for the first time, to develop a Jungian aesthetic based on active imagination.  What exactly is the relation between art, active imagination, and the creative process?    

Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and an award-winning sculptor and painter of "Dream Art."  Her website is www.

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  • Jorge

    I found Maria's notion of "suspension of critical functions" provocative.

    1 · November 5, 2013

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