Dr. Kalsched’s lecture with us revolved around the theme written below. Please share your thoughts on the ATL Jung Society’s most recent lecture in the comment section on this page.
Today, the violence in Fairy Tales seems mild — even quaint — in comparison with a profusion of terrifying films, horror videos on TV, video games that specialize in killing, and the mind-numbing violence of actual mass-killings in our schools, synagogues and churches. It is as though violence has jumped the tracks — breaking free of its origins in human “stories” — and becoming something truly demonic, senseless, meaningless, and traumatic. We are losing the ability to talk about it. It has become “speechless horror.”