Monarchy: Symbol and Shadow

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Organised by:

Association Of Jungian Analysts

08 July 2023

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Price: £85 in person, £50 online


The Association of Jungian Analysts
27 Delancey Street

United Kingdom

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Inspired by the coronation of King Charles III, we use the perspectives of analytical psychology to ask: ‘Is monarchy still a living symbol?’

The late Queen, Elizabeth II, was reputed to be the most dreamt about figure in the world. And as well as attracting contemporary media attention, royal images have appeared across the centuries in art, literature, song, fairy tales and alchemical texts.

This workshop will explore some of these rich sources as we reflect together on the enduring power and fascination that the archetype of monarchy — and its shadow — hold, along with their meaning for individuals, society and the body politic today.

The five elements will be:

The King and the Cook with Andy White and Antonia Boll
The Mirror of Monarchy with Catherine Bygott
Symbols of Power and the Power of Symbols with Richard Jenkins
The Crown as Uniting Symbol with Johnathan Sunley
Empire, Commonwealth & the House of Windsor: a Contemporary View with Ruth Williams

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