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Welcome to our 2018 Season!

Home and The Hero’s Journey
Dr. Jan Peppler

May 11th and 12th, 2018
Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, North Entrance
6200 Garrett Street, Boise, ID 83714

Friday Lecture from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Understanding Home in Our Psyche and Personal Myth
Every hero’s’ journey begins with leaving home. Why is leaving home so important? Why are we unable to do the deep work of slaying dragons and finding the Holy Grail when we remain home, even when Paulo Coelho reminds us in The Alchemist that the treasure we seek is at home? What is home? This Friday night lecture sets the framework for Saturday’s workshop where participants will discover how their life experiences impact the return in their hero’s journey.

Saturday Workshop from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Coming Home: The Final Stage in The Hero’s Journey
Thomas Wolfe declared “you can’t go home again” and yet the fulfillment of a hero’s journey requires a return. What, then, does it mean to return home? Is returning to our original home really what we seek? Reflections and exercises will help participants understand the end of their hero’s journey and why some places feel like home and other places do not!

About the Presenter
Jan Peppler, founder of the Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological Roundtable of Ketchum, ID, received her doctorate in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. In addition to her upcoming book on the archetypal psychology of home, her research focuses primarily on the hero in popular culture and in religion. A dynamic speaker, college professor, and former therapist, Dr. Peppler always involves the audience in her talks and leaves them feeling inspired as well as equipped with helpful insights and tools.

Recommended Donation
Lecture: $10 to $20
Workshop: $20 to $30
Registration: At the Door
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by Carl Jung

April 25 - May 9, 2018 (3 weekly sessions)
Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Hillside Junior High

The Idaho Friends of Jung is offering another class though Boise Community Education. This one is a discussion of Jung's autobiography, Memories, Dreams, Reflections. There will be some lecture, but the emphasis of class is on discussion.

Class will cover about a third of the book (120 pages) each evening. Jung's psychology will be introduced during the first class along with an overview of the first five chapters.

If you can please read the first two chapters and bring the book Memories, Dreams, Reflections to class.

Instructor: Bill Renwick
Community Ed Fee: $24.00

The Power of Myth
Dr. Jan Peppler

November 3-4, 2017
Friday Lecture from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Saturday Workshop from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Friday lecture will explore the nature of myth and its relationship to Jung’s idea of the archetype. Joseph Campbell said, “Myths are roadmaps for how to live.” Explore the four functions of myth and discover how Campbell’s connection of C.G. Jung’s ideas about archetypes and the collective unconscious reveal myth as allegory for our own personal experiences. Discussion will follow.

The Saturday workshop will dive into Joseph Campbell’s idea of the hero and the hero’s journey. Illustrated through popular stories and examples, and accentuated with various exercises, participants will explore their own personal journeys and discover insight into where they’ve been and where they’re going. Discover what Campbell meant was he said, “Follow your bliss” and be prepared to experience your life in a new way!

Dr. Peppler, a dynamic speaker and college professor, received her Ph.D. in  Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, home to Joseph Campbell’s personal library and the Opus Archives.

Recommended Donation
Lecture: $10 to $20
Workshop: $20 to $30
Registration: At the Door
No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.