In Progress: The Frankenstein Prophesies

March 30, 2015

The Jung Platform Hosts




Robert Romanyshyn, PhD

The Frankenstein Prophesies: Jungian-Archetypal Reflections on Ecological Crises and the God Wars





Ten Class Course


August 12, 26 September 16, 30 October 14, 28 November 11, 18 December 2, 16

TIME: 5pm PST (8pm EST) DURATION: 60 minutes LOCATION: Online COST: $150 (includes audio copy recording)

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*The Jung Platform is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Jung Platform maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


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About the Webinar


Based on a close reading of Mary Shelley’s novel, this webinar series explores multiple ways her story is a re-telling of the mythic tale of Prometheus and the Christian story of creation within the context of science and technology. As such Shelley’s story haunts our time as a prophetic unfolding of the origins of technological power. Using a Jungian-Archetypal approach, this series takes up these prophetic amplifications as a collective symptom that calls us to remember what we have forgotten regarding our pla​ce within nature and the cosmos.


1–August 12: Presentation of seven prophetic themes in Shelley’s original story

2–August 26: Introduction: Technology as Cultural Symptom and Collective Dream

3–September 16: Stealing Fire from the Gods: Titanic Hubris

4–September 30: Conceived by Man, not Born of Woman

5–October 14: Flight from Death

6–October 28: The Eichmann Complex

7–November 11: The Last Generation?

8–November 18:The Orphan

9–December 2: Fire and Ice

10–December 16: What are Poets for in a destitute time?


About The Speaker

Robert Romanyshyn, PhD is an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and an Emeritus professor of psychology in the Clinical and Depth Psychotherapy Programs at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has authored six books, has contributed chapters to numerous edited volumes, and published essays and reviews in many professional journals. In addition to lectures and workshops presented in the U.S., he has taught and lectured in Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and parts of Africa.



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