Trickster is perhaps one of the most important but paradoxical archetypes among us, from the old time as Hermes, Mercurius, and jester to modern days’ joker in popular movies. Jung writes of “his fondness for sly jokes and malicious pranks, his powers as a shape-shifter, his dual nature, half animal, half divine, his exposure to all kinds of tortures, and … his approximation to the figure of a saviour” (1959, para.456).
In this study group, we would explore different perspectives of trickster as an archetype, and its manifestation in various symbols and images. Cases would be illustrated and discussed.
HKSTA August 2020 Study Group
Symbol Study: Trickster
Presenter: Mr. Kwok Kar Kin, George (Teaching Member, ISST)
Time: 7:30-9:30 (online)
Language: Cantonese (will switch to English if needed)
This study group is only opened to members of the Hong Kong Sandplay Therapy Association.