Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sarah Jackson to Lecture on Age and Beauty at the Library 

The Library will present Jungian psychoanalyst Sarah Jackson in a lecture and discussion on Age and Beauty at 4 pm on Saturday, August 19.

Why is it that an old house, table or tree may appear beautiful to us, while an old woman usually does not? Age seems to augment beauty in many instances, but not when it comes to the human form. We humans create and appreciate various kinds of beauty, but we seem to enjoy and exploit youthful beauty – especially that of the young females of our species – to an extraordinary degree. As a result, this is a difficult culture in which to get old, perhaps especially if you are a woman. In this lecture, Sarah will examine how Jung’s psychology, as well as the psyche itself, enlivens and expands our sense of beauty in order to help us face the process of aging, as well as the inevitable adventure of death itself.

Sarah Jackson is the only certified and licensed Jungian psychoanalyst in the Berkshires, where she has been in private practice since 1990. She has given presentations on the Female Hero at Simon’s Rock of Bard College, the CG Jung Foundation of New York, the Mason Library in Great Barrington, as well as the Roeliff Jansen Community Library. She has also lectured on beauty at the City and Soul Conference at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, and on dreams and visual art at the Jung Society of Western MA, in Northampton. Sarah has worked as an adjunct therapist at Simon’s Rock of Bard College, as a clinician at the Eagleton School, and as an art therapist and lecturer at Canyon Ranch.