Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Public Program

Problematic Puers and their Wendys

Presented by Jon-Patrik Pedersen, Ph.D.

Friday, July 16, 2010; 07:30PM - 09:30PM

The puer aeternus (eternal boy) archetype manifests both positively and negatively. We will focus primarily on “the problem of the puer,” as Marie-Louise von Franz has put it—the difficulty men can have in moving into mature adulthood. Using film clips and music, we will explore some common puer “personalities” (the Charming Puer, the Nature Puer, the Spiritual Puer, the Malignant Puer) and how they are experienced in relationships. We will also address the “problem of the Wendys,” i.e., women or partners who, hoping for true intimacy and commitment, work hard to take care of their Peter Pan-like puers, only to end up unfulfilled.

Pre-registered: $25.00 At Door: $30.00

Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Lecture Room, see Contact Us page

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