Liberating our Future (part 2): Defining our Values, Anger, and Worth
MARILYN MATTHEWS, M.D.
Taking up what I started two years ago—a reclamation of Feminine Wisdom and values—we will continue to define what we value, what we are angry and disturbed about, and what we are worth. Again, we will be a “working group” in order to deepen our awareness of what values we actually believe in, what we might have lost or given away, and what we must retain in order to stay true to our inner integrity.
In January 2019 Elizabeth Nelson will begin a discussion of fierce young women warriors. In this seminar, we will continue that discussion of what being/becoming warriors means to us as women. How do we learn more about our power and stand with our values? What is the importance of anger/rage and can we allow ourselves to feel angry without fear? Finally, we will explore together the experience of worth and what we must change in our own inner tyranny to become our worthiest selves.
We will be working with the mythical dyad of Athena/Medusa and the movie, “The Dressmaker” with Kate Winslet, an Australian film of “sweet” revenge.
Date: February 2, 2019
Place: Puerta de la Luna, (Limit 25 people) Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Contact Marilyn Matthews at 505-660-9134
Marilyn Matthews, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst practicing in Santa Fe. She has a long-standing interest in women’s silence/women’s voices and has published a number of papers on this theme.
“Man’s instincts are not all harmoniously arranged, they are perpetually jostling each other out of the way. The [alchemists] were optimistic enough to see this struggle not as a chaotic muddle but as aspiring to some higher order.” — C. G. Jung, The Practice of Psychotherapy, CW 16, Para. 469
“‘Unconscious’ people....cannot get beyond their one-sidedness. To do this they would have to be more conscious of what is unconscious to them and their age, above all of the inner opposite, namely those contents to which the prevailing views are in any way opposed. This continual process of getting to know the counterposition in the unconscious I have called the ‘transcendent function,’ because the confrontation of conscious (rational) data with those that are unconscious (irrational) necessarily results in a modification of standpoint. But an alteration is possible only if the existence of the ‘other’ is admitted, at least to the point of taking cognizance of it.”
— C. G. Jung, The Personification of the Opposites, Mysterium Coniunctionis, CW 14, Para. 257