Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 pm (Central Time)
DOMINION AND RECIPROCITY IN
NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONAL TEACHINGS
Presenter: Jungian Analyst Jeanne Lacourt, PhD
This presentation will explore human-animal transformation as a common symbol and theme in mythologies across the globe. We will focus our attention on the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin’s origin story where human-animal transformation is central and ask ourselves how Native understandings of “spirit” differ from Jung’s notion of anima. Building on Jerome Bernstein’s theory of Dominion and Reciprocity as foundational archetypal dynamics, we will question our centuries-old addiction to Dominion and how it relates to the current climate crisis. A new psychic reality based on Reciprocity is calling for a reorientation to how we see, think, learn and behave. This may be our only hope to realign with the laws of Nature and prevent our species from self destruction.
Jeanne A. Lacourt is a Professor of American Indian Studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, a faculty member of the Minnesota Seminar in Jungian Studies, and a Jungian Analyst in private practice. She has authored a book on traditional Indian Education, edited a book on racial issues in the United States, and her articles in Spring Journal focus on the intersections of Indigenous and Jungian Studies. She is most intrigued with the theme of human-animal transformation in Indigenous origin stories. Her home community is with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
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