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Edith Sullwold Memorial Lecture: The Alchemical Method: Transforming Lives Through Myth


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Presented by Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D., on October 2, 2021

Jung understood myths to be expressions of what he called the pre-conscious psyche, which reflect the archetypal nature of the collective unconscious. In this experiential seminar, Dr. Scruggs will present a myth, utilizing a method which integrates storytelling and drumming as a means of inviting an internal exploration of both archetypal and personal material in the service of developing social and emotional learning (SEL). The exploration and use of myth in the context of psychotherapy will be discussed both as a form of containment and structure for unconscious material, as well as presenting ways of dealing with emotional issues symbolically.

Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D., is the founder and director of Alchemy, Inc., a non-profit organization in Akron, Ohio which uses the sharing and analysis of myth to transform the lives of urban youth. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. He speaks nationally and internationally on using myth to engage youth, create community, stimulate dialogue, and inspire life-changing moments.