The Center for Jung Studies of Detroit
Invites you to a lecture
Kathie Carlson M.A., C.S.W.
Night Path by Skull-light: The Old Woman in Fairytales
The Old Woman is one among many archetypal faces of old age, visiting both men and women in their dreams and inner (and outer) lives. Using the German fairytale "Frau Holle" and the Russian tale of "Baba Yaga and Vasilissa the Brave", we will journey to the Old woman and see what she has to teach us, e.g. the possibility of "transcending downwards" to learn the deep lessons of her fertile underworld. These tales and their surrounding folklore move us into deep archetypal ground as we continue to make meaning of our own journeys into aging and death. [Note: Familiarity with the fairytales is not a prerequisite of this lecture].
Kathie Carlson, M.A. C.S.W., is a psychotherapist and author of In Her Image: the Unhealed Daughter's Search for Her Mother and Life's Daughter/Death's Bride: Inner Transformations Through the Goddess Demeter-Persephone. Kathie studied extensively at the C.G. Jung Institute in New York and has a private practice in Okemos, Michigan.