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Sunday Afternoon Lecture

Annual Meeting

Glimpsing Beyond the Veil:
A Symbolic Review of Veiling and the Natural Instinct Behind It

Presented by
Mandana Chambers, JD

Sunday,  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM,  May 23rd,  2010

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq have highlighted the inherent danger of religious fanaticism.  The issue of mandatory veiling or unveiling of Muslim women has become an ideological battlefield between governments and the families of these women who are caught in the crossfire.  This lecture and extensive slide presentation will demonstrate that veiling is a practice that originates in ancient polytheistic religions, predating Islam.  Applying Jung’s symbolic and psychological method, we will analyze three verses in the Koran that discuss veiling and the attempt to uncover their symbolic meaning.  Finally, we will trace the practice of veiling to an instinct in nature and the collective unconscious, illustrating that symbolic alchemy holds the answer to the ultimate riddle plaguing mankind for centuries.

Mandana Shashani Chambers, JD is a Diploma Candidate at the Center for Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Switzerland.  She was born in Iran and attended primary school in Paris before coming to the United States.  She studied law and has a private practice in Los Angeles.  She is certified as a Student Research Psychoanalyst by the California Medical Board.  Ms. Chambers has lectured in Switzerland, Los Angeles and Louisiana, and is currently an intern at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.  She lives and works in Pacific Palisades.

CEUs are available for this event
CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs
This course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of
continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the
California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (Provider No. PCE2434) $15 payable at the door.


 Chapman University, Smith Hall, Room 115 (see MAP
Please check this webpage again just before the event.
There is a possibility that the location will change.
Time:  Registration and social gathering begin at 1:00 pm.
Lecture begins at 2:00 pm.
The Club Library is open one hour prior to the event
in the Psychology Lounge, Smith Hall.
 members  non-members
At the door:$30$40
(CEUs at the door are $15)


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