Desire and Intimate Earthquakes: Jungian Perspectives on Marriage
Lecture. It is difficult to imagine anywhere a person who does not say “I love you” to their partner on their wedding day. However, as time marches on some partners then say “I don’t love you anymore.” Some partners say “I love you” but their desire is really somewhere else or with someone else. Some say there is no more love yet remain together. And some say nothing at all and assume what was said on their wedding day is enough.
Given the many and varied answers to desire and love in marriage, Jane has developed her talk to engage the participants with the opportunity to reflect on the work of C.G. Jung’s sense of Marriage as a Psychological and Non-Psychological Relationship, Adolf Guggenbuhl-Craig’s Psychology of Marriage as a Relationship of Well-Being and/or Salvation and a look at marriage within soul through the lens known as Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority, specifically, as seen in the work of Wolfgang Giegerich and Josep Maria Moreno Alavedra.
Jane Smith-Eivemark RP, D.Min., Diploma Analytic
Jane’s interest in marriage began as she reflected upon her parents’ relationship as a child. With questions such as “Who is the truth teller here?” and “What made things really work?” she learned a foundation for questions that have been central to her inquiries psychologically – in marriage and more broadly in life.