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The Mandorla: Where Opposites Meet

Fri., March 9, 7 p.m. 2012
Cost: General Admission: $5, free for Oglethorpe University Museum of Art members and with a Petrel Pass
Virginia Apperson, PhD, APRN, CS, Jungian analystAll it takes is to pick up a newspaper or listen to the talking heads to experience the prevailing dynamic of our times: oppositional opposites, where lines are drawn and dared to be crossed. The result, as we know all too well, is gridlock, stalemate, sterility. C.G. Jung had a much different approach to opposing energies. He understood the value of doing the excruciatingly difficult work of bringing opposites into a respectful dialogue, building a relationship between them. The mandorla is an ancient image of two circles overlapping, where the tension is held.
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