Reflections on an unavoidable experience
The etymological Latin root of the verb ”to betray” opens up a different perspective on this concept, usually perceived as negative.
In its original meaning, this verb was neutral, and it indicated the passage, the ”going beyond”, from one place to another.
Keeping in mind this original meaning, together with the more common negative connotation, allows us to explore birth, parenthood, growth, relationships, illness and death in a deeper way, through the lenses of betrayal.
Meeting the Shadow as well, can be seen as a betrayal of the Ego and its ideals. Accordingly, our psychological development, what C.G. Jung dubbed ”Individuation process”, appears to be deeply entwined with the experience of being betrayed and of betraying, and with their integration in our life.
The presentation will be in English.
Giorgio Tricarico is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst.
He has worked with adult patients since 1998, and has given several lectures and seminars on relevant issues in Analytical Psychology. He is also the author of the book ”The Labyrinth of Possibility: a Therapeutic Factor in Analytical Practice”, (2015, Karnac Books), and of the philosophical novel ” Oltre l’Uomo” (2015, Golem Ed.) published in Italian. Since 2009 he has been living and having his private practice in Helsinki.