Viewing and Discussion: The Light Between Oceans

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  •  November 10, 2017
     7:00 pm CST - 10:00 pm CST

Instructor:  Tom Lavin and Mary Ellen O’Hare Lavin

Set in the beautiful area of New Zealand, balanced by the Pacific Ocean on both sides, we meet and learn the story of two people who fall in love after the trauma of WWI. If marriage is an individuation process, as Jung tells us it is, this film exposes that process in a stunning and momentous way. A young man, working as a lighthouse keeper, meets and marries a young woman who awakens the feelings he lost during the war. As often happens in life, what starts out simple, eventually becomes complicated. It is a story of love, hope, and a fateful choice.

Join us as we discuss the powerful Archetypal motif that unfolds in this brilliant film, produced only as the Australians can do.

About the Instructors
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.

Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, PhD has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a Jungian psychotherapist, an educator, and a writer. She has lectured nationally and in Ireland on addiction, women’s spirituality, alchemy, the Red Book, and Jung’s concept of typology. She has a private practice in Wilmette, Illinois.


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