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CG Jung Society - G. Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D., MA
Friday Evening Lecture

Alchemy and the Use of Myth as a Tool for Authentic Engagement

October 12, 2018, 7:30-9:30 p.m
Registration begins at 7:00 p.m.
Presenter: G. Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D., MA
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird, Dallas

$20.00 non-members (includes a complimentary reception with hors d'oeuvres and wine)

Myths have been around for thousands of years and are road maps designed to assist us on our journeys; all we must do is take the time to decipher the codes. Myths were often told to assist individuals through their initiations. This presentation will provide the inspiration behind the creation of Alchemy, Inc., a non-profit organization based in in Akron, Ohio, which assists in the development of urban male youth through the telling, discussion and analysis of mythological stories. In 2012 Alchemy was one of 12 programs to receive the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities—the nation’s highest honor for after-school and out-of-school programs. Alchemy was also the backdrop for the award-winning, feature-length documentary, “Finding the Gold Within.”
Participants will explore how using myth as a means of communication allows us to become heroes in our own stories.

Saturday Workshop
Sankofa: Going Back so that We May Go Forward

Date: October 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m - noon
Registration begins at 9:15 a.m.

G. Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D., MA
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird, Dallas
$40.00 non-members (includes a complimentary continental breakfast)

Through the lens of a myth, told to the beat of a djembe drum, the participants will do a myth while the myth does them. Stopping at critical points in the myth, we will inquire into what resonates within the myth and answer questions designed to stimulate discussion, reflection and decisions.

G. Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D., MA, the founder & director of Alchemy, Inc., has over 20 years of experience using myth in the development of urban male youth. He holds a Ph.D. and MA in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
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