The Fay Lectures | The Racial Psyche: Imagination, Politics, and the Human Spirit (Online Only)


  • Free


Fanny Brewster
Friday, Nov 17, 5 - 7pm CT
Saturday, Nov 18, 9am - 1pm
Sunday, Nov 19, 9am - 1pm
Potentially appropriate for 10 CEs*

Explore America's self-reflecting consciousness through an investigation of cultural complexes, archetypes, and societal issues regarding raciality and racism.


The collective American psyche contains all the elements that Jungian Psychology always refers to – the personal unconscious, containing the patterns we've experienced in our lifetime, and the collective unconscious, containing those archetypal energies that have existed over eons.  A most significant aspect of our psyche, and one that we as Americans have often failed to make visible, are the elements with parts relating to race and raciality. That Americans are unwilling to see this part of the psyche is probably related to our political, social, and economic engagement with the African Holocaust and its traumatic effects on American society. Our cultural complexes, including what lecturer Dr. Fanny Brewster has termed the "racial complex," have until very recent times largely gone unexplored within the literature, discussions, and deepening of psychoanalytical theories of the 20th century (including within Jung’s own work, and those deriving from the post-Jungians). However, when we seek to look deeper, we can find patterns that have emerged repeatedly in the collective American consciousness, dressed in the racialized archetypal and behavioral energies of the psyche. With "The Racial Psyche" we will explore America's self-reflecting consciousness through an investigation of cultural complexes, archetypes, and societal issues regarding raciality and racism. It is through engaging with our humanity and our imagination that we can experience the potentiality of influencing the psyche. To engage in this work of deepening political consciousness can enrich our experience of life and the world, and thus hasten, however slightly, the end of racism.

The in-person section of this program is FULL.  You are registering to attend ONLINE ONLY.

This program will be recorded.  Recordings will be distributed to registered participants only, with 7 - 10 days after the event ends.

All times are CT. Please contact with any questions.

*The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (TBHEC) has stopped pre-certifying ANY Continuing Education or Professional Development for mental health providers.  The Jung Center cannot guarantee that the programs we provide will qualify for continuing education or Professional Development, nor can any other agency.  The Jung Center uses high educational standards when selecting to designate events as "potentially appropriate for CEs", and in evaluating the outcomes of our educational services, and we believe them to meet the requirements of state licensing bodies.  To find out more about the TBHEC changes to Continuing Education and Professional Development, click here.

Dr. Fanny Brewster, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and Core Faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and is a New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst and Certified School Psychologist. She holds an MFA degree in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College.  Dr. Brewster is the author of several books, including The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race, Archetypal Grief: Slavery's Legacy of Intergenerational Child Loss, African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows, and Race and the Unconscious:  An Africanist Depth Psychology Perspective on Dreaming. (All Routledge)


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