Our Collective Racial Complex: Seeing Shadow and Bearing the Light

Presented by Dr. Fanny Brewster

Our American collective now finds itself more frequently peering with conscious awareness into the shadow of American racial relations and racism than ever before in history. The Civil War brought us into the shadowed constellation of our American racial complex. We are more than one hundred years beyond that moment of anguish and liberation for our country. Yet, the psychological woundedness of raciality continues today. Our 21st century journey necessitates making transparent the suffering of the African Holocaust, while shining a light of consciousness onto the darkness of what we have been unable or unwilling to see through the centuries. Now, we will join together in community to share moments of recollection of the suffering of our racialized American psyche, while creating a vision for how we might begin to heal.

Open to all Guild Graduates
September 17-19, 2021, via Zoom
The retreat will begin at 4:00 p.m. EST on Friday, September 17, and run until Sunday, September 19 at noon EST.
Cost: $100

About the Presenter

Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of three books: The Racial Complex: Jungian Perspectives on Culture and RaceAfrican Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows; and Archetypal GriefSlavery’s Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss.