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Saturday, February 14 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
The Dragon in the Abyss, the Id in the Unconscious: Kabbalah, Myth and Psychoanalysis

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Jewish mythology is replete with dragon-like creatures inhabiting the depths of the earth, sea, and soul. These beings, both terrifying and fascinating, are obstacles to divine and human creativity, yet indispensable for their flourishing. After centuries of midrashic and kabbalistic life, these Jewish dragons have resurfaced as forces in psychoanalysis’ unconscious, frightening yet unavoidable for personal growth. Through text and practice, we will explore these alien, yet uncannily familiar, beings.


Nathaniel Berman

Nathaniel Berman is a professor at Brown University's Cogut Center for the Humanities and holds a PhD in Jewish Studies from University College London. His doctoral dissertation, entitled Improper Twins: The Ambivalent "Other Side" in the Zohar and Kabbalistic Tradition, focused on... Read More →

Saturday February 14, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm EST

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