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THE PASSIONATE BODY: HIV/AIDS AS CULTURAL COMPLEX

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

THE PASSIONATE BODY:
HIV/AIDS AS CULTURAL COMPLEX


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2022
10AM – 2:30PM
LIVESTREAM ONLY

FACULTY: PAUL ATTINELLO, PhD
TUITION: $100


Looking at some of the emotional/cultural/archetypal patterns that have had such a deep impact on our world in modern times, from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19.


HIV/AIDS has been an intensely charged crisis in sexuality, medical awareness, and our relationship to sickness and death for forty years, and continues to be an ongoing disaster in many parts of the world. I will approach AIDS as a series of dense cultural complexes, all combining ancient roots with modern patterns, with some reappearing in the COVID pandemic. Viral invasion,  infection anxiety, illness and death returning to the contemporary world has re-ignited some of these patterns.

The archetypal narrative of the experience of HIV/AIDS as it exists in the ego, in the imagination, in the body, and in politics, links the unapproachable intensity of early death tied to physical passion. The passionate body is a generating focus — the body that desires, that is erotic — which is also the body that wants to live, that battles and demonstrates and engages with contagion, rot, and disintegration.

PAUL ATTINELLO, PhD, is a Jungian analyst who has taught at Newcastle University and the University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD from UCLA and diploma from the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich, Switzerland. He has lived and worked on four continents, and is published in essay collections, journals, and references, writing on contemporary music, HIV/AIDS, and philosophical and psychological topics.

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Date:
December 3
Time:
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Website:
https://jungsf.learningexpressce.com/index.cfm?fa=view&eventID=22676

Location

LIVESTREAM ONLY
United States