Capilano Universe: The Archetypal Psychology of Game of Thrones at the Lynn Valley Library

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Lynn Valley Library

Join Dr. Janet Walters as she presents the first Capilano Universe Lecture of the 2015 series on the Archetypal Psychology of Game of Thrones. The Game of Thrones series (A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin) is set in a fantasy world of adventure and mystery, magic and sorcery, with noble heroes and heroines, good and evil queens and kings, lords and ladies, with terrifying monsters, with old gods and new gods, beautiful princesses needing rescue and some who can kick butt with the best of them.

And, of course, dragons. It is a Hero’s Journey, of redemption and vengeance, saviours and destroyers, descent into cold darkness begun with the ominous motto, “Winter is Coming”, and, ultimately, to transformation. But The Game of Thrones is not the first epic tale of heroes and heroines. The Hero/Heroine is an ancient archetype in myth, legend and story that crosses eras and cultures, according to Carl G. Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, and to Joseph Campbell, the mythologist. Come and join us on a winter’s night for a journey of discovery of these universal archetypes in story and myth that have endured in our psyches from ancient times to the modern world, across time and space as vast as Westeros.

Dr. Janet Waters has been a psychology instructor at Capilano University since 1987, a psychotherapist since 1984. In her spare time, when not mentally traveling in Westeros or Middle Earth, has been reading and writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she has been studying Jungian psychology. She was recently asked to play a Crone in a Halloween play – and doesn’t quite know what to think about that.

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