The Spirit of the Beehive
with Terry Ebinger
part of the Cinema & Psyche series
Saturday, October 24, 6:30-9:45PM
Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley
sliding scale $15-$25
This soulful and lyrical Spanish cinema classic explores the numinous power of art as catalyst to spiritual odyssey. Stunned after war, a tiny rural village gathers in 1940 for a traveling screening of Frankenstein. Mesmerized, a young girl is launched into wonder and mystery. An unwavering fascination with mortality and the realm of the spirits animate her call into the archetypal field of Holy Fool.
Study, watch in full, and discuss this cinematic triumph of quiet beauty. Learn how cinematography, sound, editing, and production design brilliantly convey multiple layers of meaning. Unpack the language of symbol and archetype, dreamscape and myth in film. Serious fun for movie lovers and dreamers alike! Written and directed by Victor Erice, 1973. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Terry Ebinger, MS has practiced as a depth psychological educator, group leader, spiritual director, and dream consultant for thirty years. Her unique programs blend film studies, archetypal psychology, cultural anthropology, dream theory, and myth.