Tuesday, September 11, 2012

‘Architecture and Psyche’

I came home to this in my in-box tonight. An encouraging message to help conclude this grim anniversary day:

As part of the C.G. Jung Foundation’s initiative to reach out to the many Jungian communities worldwide to share information and build community, we are presenting a new program, titled The President’s Lecture Series. By sharing information, we can draw together in our work to enlarge analytical psychology to its fullest capacity, benefiting a new audience of people in their quest for greater consciousness.

Date: Tuesday, October 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Jung Center, 28 East 39th Street, New York City

Courtesy C.G. Jung Foundation
Speaker: Anthony Lawlor on Architecture and Psyche: Experiencing Archetypes, Alchemy and the Collective Unconscious in Everyday Places.

Award-winning architect Anthony Lawlor will discuss the connection between psyche and architecture and design. He is the author of Home for the Soul and The Temple in the House: Finding the Sacred in Everyday Architecture.

His presentation will illustrate the ways in which the design of homes and public spaces offers tangible encounters with archetypes, alchemical processes, and the collective unconscious. Doorways, pathways, places of arrival, and other common architectural elements provide a symbolic landscape for individuation. The process of extracting, manufacturing and finishing metallic ores, timber and other raw materials will be related to the alchemical process of transmuting the prima materia into the Lapis Philosophorum (Philosopher’s Stone) of experience. Finally, he will examine some of the ways in which design of public and private areas within a city embodies the codes and beliefs of the collective unconscious and supports the cultural rituals of its mythology.

Anthony Lawlor is an architect, author and teacher who focuses on the relationship between consciousness and design. His books A Home for the Soul, The Temple in the House, and 24 Patterns of Wisdom show readers how design and art can become allies in deepening one’s experience of the human journey. During 30 years of architectural practice, he has received awards for excellence in design from the American Institute of Architects and Interior Design magazine. His work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show,National Public Radio, and numerous other national media. Lawlor received his Master of Architecture Degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Learn more about his work here.

To purchase tickets ($20 Foundation members; $25 public) click here and scroll down to the bottom of that page.


E C Ballard ஃ said...

Thanks for sharing this, Jay. It brings back to me the thought that some sort of Jungian discourse on Freemasonry or a discussion of Jungian analysis of Masonic Symbolism might be a very interesting topic. Hoping to see more.

KSigMason said...

I'd love to attend this, but school and work prevail. Maybe when I finally get to the East Coast I'll come up and attend one of these events.

-Bro. Barry