Please join us for an online depth psychology lecture, in which the film Arrival is explored as a methaphor for imaginal knowing.
The unconscious communicates with us most directly through metaphor and symbolism. This ‘language’ is often expressed through visual images which are mysterious and have the power to transform us. The more we explore the images and our responses to them, the more we understand ourselves and the world. Depth psychology calls this process “imaginal knowing”.
In the movie Arrival, the protagonist Louise goes through a similar process as she explores the meaning of the symbolic language of the visitors and turns the insights into knowledge. Her adventures remind us of the psychological undertaking of communicating engaging with the unconscious and its intimidating, treacherous, and life-changing influence on us.
Diana Deaver holds a master’s degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her work is rooted in Jungian and archetypal studies and it strongly takes into consideration the unconscious. Her emotional health coaching practice encourages a process of gradual integration of all aspects of the self.