The Trump Phenomena Revisited: The Archetype of Tower and Power

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  •  February 17, 2017
     7:00 pm CST - 9:00 pm CST

CEUs: 2

Instructor:  Thomas Lavin

*Held at The Lakeview Center at Gillson Park 
800 Gillson Park Drive, Wilmette, IL  60091 (directions/map below)

Towers have been seen as symbols of power since time began:

The Tower of Babble
The Tower of Gilgamesh
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
The Eiffel Tower in Paris
The London Tower in England
The Tower of W.B. Yeats in Western Ireland
The Tribune Tower in Chicago
The Twin Towers in NYC
The Washington Monument in Washington DC
King Ludwig of Bavaria’s Castles in Southern Germany
Even the Towers of C. G. Jung and Marie Louise Von Franz in Bollingen Switzerland

Most of these towers eventually lean or fall apart due to corrosion or worse, are destroyed by enemies. What meanings do towers represent? What are the intended symbolic effects of towers? What is the intention of building towers?

Dr. Lavin’s presentation on the Trump Phenomena at the Jung Center was well received last fall. Continue the discussion following the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States and what this may possibly mean archetypally and symbolically.

About the Instructor
Thomas Lavin, PhD, is a Zurich trained Jungian analyst and licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Wilmette, Illinois.  He completed his training in both clinical psychology and theology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and is a founding member of the C. G. Jung Institute in Chicago.  Tom’s area of expertise is religion and spirituality in the clinical context.

Recommended Reading
A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump edited by Leonard Cruz and Steven Buser. *The Trump Phenomena article by Thomas Lavin page 105-117* This book will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
Complex, Archetype and Symbol in the Psychology of C.G. Jung (Bollingen Series) by Jolande Jacobi

Directions to The Lakeview Center at Gillson Park 

  1. Once you have arrived at the intersection of Lake and Sheridan in Wilmette, IL 60091 continue East on Lake Avenue
  2. Go two blocks through the neighborhood on Lake Avenue
  3. You will see a black gate and a hill
  4. Go through the gate and down the hill
  5. At the bottom of the hill there is a Stop sign, go right
  6. Continue forward on the road to the second Stop sign
  7. Parking is to your left
  8. The Lakeview Center is to your right
  9. Use the sidewalk on the North side of the Lakeview Center to access stairs up to the front of the building

Continued directions for Drop-Off and Handicap Parking
Continue past the second Stop sign to the third Stop sign and take a right.  Follow the road around to the front of the Lakeview Center.
Drop-off area and Handicap parking is located directly in front of the building.


800 Gillson Park Dr., Wilmette, Illinois, 60091, United States