Eve, the Tree, and the Creation of Consciousness

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9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Roeland Park Community Center

$15 members
$15 students

Poor Eve—maligned by the church as the “devil’s gate- way”; the temptress who beguiled a gullible Adam and got us all kicked out of the garden! According to Carl Jung, all creation myths are symbols for the “creation of consciousness.” From the standpoint of depth psychology, what is the significance of Eve’s transgression? What does it mean to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? And what about that other tree—the Tree of Life? We will explore these issues, along with the mythic background of the Genesis story, and its connection with the ancient Near Eastern goddess.

Lisa Whitlow, MA, DMin, is a Jungian-oriented therapist and teacher in the Kansas City are. She has taught many classes for the Friends of Jung, including “Shadow Dancing,” “Archetype of the Divine Child,” and “Sophia: Archetype of Holy Wisdom.” She has facilitated retreats and workshops in Kansas, Missouri, Idaho, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona.

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