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Beyond Horror & Hope Pt 2: Depth Psychology and Violence

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Part 1 of "Beyond Horror and Hope" drew an unprecedented response listeners from several different countries registering to be a part of this sensitive and significant conversation regarding the horrific tragedy of the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, and it's implications for us both individually and culturally.

The trauma and terror of senseless acts of violence perpetrated on the most helpless and innocent among us, is not a topic that can be adequately covered in a single hour.

While our conversation brought us to the depths of the alchemical nigredo or underworld and in many ways was a collective moment of bearing witness with not only the victims in Newtown, CT but also with the victims throughout history whose lives have been cut short by senseless violence, we were beckoned to continue this exploration of evil and innocence, horror and hope.

In recognition of the enormity of this topic and of the tremendous response from the depth psychology community around the world, this second disussion focused on yet another archetypal look at various facets of the tragedy and the cultural landscape which contributes to this kind of event. 

Jungian analyst Michael Conforti invite you to join us in a continuing discussion to find meaning and hope by using an archetypal lens in the tradition of depth psychology.