A Sense of the Sacred:
A Portrait of Helen M. Luke

Presented by Parabola & C.G. Jung Club of Orange County
Friday, October 29, 1999, 8:00 pm


Parabola magazine and the C.G. Jung Club of Orange County proudly present the first Southern California showing of A Sense of theSacred: A Portrait of Helen M. Luke.

Helen Luke, although not an analyst, was a Jungian in the truest sense of the word. In the two years before her death at the age of 93, Helen Luke conducted a series of filmed interviews illuminating her own quite unusual life's journey and sharing many of the finely-tuned ideas which her experiences helped to develop.

Hear from admirers, friends and colleagues of Helen Luke in this inspirational portrait of her life. The film, introduced by Thomas Moore, includes interviews with Sir Laurens van der Post and Robert Johnson with whom she shared a practice for many years. There is also footage of the Apple Farm Community that she founded. In the film Helen Luke speaks of her life, describes her unusual meeting with Carl Jung and discusses her analysis with Toni Sussman. Appended to the biography is an interview and tribute to Luke by the eminent director and author, Peter Brook.

Following the screening, Parabola representative, Kamia Kapur, will lead a discussion of the film. Ms. Kapur is a native of India and teaches composition, mythology and play-writing at Grossmont College in San Diego. She is the author of Rahda, a book of love poems written from the point of view of the Indian Goddess, Rahda, and about her love for Krishna. Ms. Kapur is also anaward-winning playwright. Several of her plays have been produced in English, Hindi and Punjabi. She lives in Del Mar with her husband and two cats.

 

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