EVENT

9. THE SPIRITUAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF JUNG’S EXPLORATIONS INTO RELIGION

Friday, January 29, 2021

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6:30 pm

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8:30 pm

Saturday, January 30, 2021

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9:00 am

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11:00 am

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HOST

Stephen Bushell

DATE & TIME

Friday, January 29, 2021

6:30 pm

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8:30 pm

SESSION 2

Saturday, January 30, 2021

9:00 am

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11:00 am

SESSION 3

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SESSION 4

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COST

£70

LOCATION

Online

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SUBJECTS COVERED

Psychology and Religion, Individuation, Spirituality

DESCRIPTION

By looking at Jung’s writings on religion, these seminars will seek to probe towards a feeling for and understanding of spirituality that the presenter will argue is at the heart of analysis and the therapeutic venture. It will be further argued that Individuation itself is a spiritual process and so conclude that the analyst will need to embody a spiritual attitude.

The Friday evening seminar will focus on Jung’s assertion that the religious function of the psyche is to open us to the numinous by way of symbolic images. This will be elaborated on by reference particularly to the Terry Lectures on Psychology and Religion (Collected Works, Vol 11) and The Introduction to the Religious and Psychological Problems of Alchemy (Collected Works, Vol 12).

The Saturday morning seminar will focus in more detail on how Jung went about writing on religion, and how this relates to spirituality and individuation. Adequate time for discussion will provide a space for reflecting together about how spirituality relates to Analytical Psychology as well as the spiritual attitude of the analyst. The main texts for this seminar will be Transformation Symbolism in the Mass (Collected Works, Vol 11) and Foreword to Suzuki’s “Introduction to Zen Buddhism” (Collected Works, Vol 11).

READING

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol 12, Introduction to the religious and psychological problems of alchemy, paras 1–43

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol 11, Psychology and Religion (The Terry Lectures) paras 1-168

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol 11, Transformation Symbolism in the Mass, paras 296-448

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol 11, Foreword to Suzuki’s “Introduction to Zen Buddhism” paras 877-907

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