The integration of opposites in Jung’s psychology found expression long ago in the work of the ancient Chinese Taoist/Chan Buddhist poets, particularly in the complementary principles of yin and yang. So too did their recognition of a generative cosmos that encompassed both absence and presence, both emptiness and the “ten thousand things.” For them as for Jung, it was the embrace of these polarities that leads to wholeness. Thus the world of the human psyche that Jung describes operated in a fashion analogous to the world of nature inhabited by the Taoist poets. Join us for an evening of Taoist poetry read by Suzanne Sturn, Lisa Maroski, and Robert Strayer. David Alexander accompanies on a variety of Native American flutes.
A Celebration of Taoist Poetry