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The Insiders: It’s a Jungian out there, or at least at NEC Concord tonight

We would never send you to meet a serial killer. That’s just bad business, as far as we’re concerned. But we would send you to a discussion about a book about the mindset of serial killers. In fact, that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.

Aaron B. Daniels will visit NEC Concord tonight at 6 to discuss his book, Jungian Crime Scene Analysis: An Imaginal Investigation. If you’re wondering where NEC found Daniels, that’s easy – he teaches clinical psychology there. The actual physical location where they found him to ask whether he wanted to deliver this presentation we’re less certain of.

Daniels’s book delves into the psyche of the serial killer. We’d tell you more, but the online description featured science words we mostly don’t understand. This much we did decipher, though – Daniels asserts the serial killer as having “imagopathy,” which is described as “a disorder of the imagination, manifested through such deficiencies as failure of empathy, rigid fantasies and unresolved projections.” We can also tell you that the book establishes that background for criminal profiling and examines how a pair of experts apply “imaginal techniques” to gain evidence.

Tonight is also the latest installment in the Walker Lecture Series at the Audi, with “An Gaelic Ceilidh,” a performance featuring celebrated local fiddler Jordan Terrell-Wysocki and a host of other players and singers. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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