EVENT

9. CULTURAL COMPLEXES REVISITED

Thursday, January 26, 2023

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7:30 pm

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9:30 pm

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HOST

Ann Shearer

DATE & TIME

Thursday, January 26, 2023

7:30 pm

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9:30 pm

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COST

£25

LOCATION

Zoom

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SUBJECTS COVERED

Fundamentals, History of Neurosis

DESCRIPTION

This seminar will explore the concept of the cultural complex, as introduced by Singer and Kimbles in 2004, and relate this to Jung’s own pioneering and still controversial understanding of the role of culture in the psychological makeup of both individuals and groups. It will examine the interrelationship of identity, culture and complex, and invite participants to consider how cultural complexes might be manifesting today in the lives of contemporary individuals and the societies of which they are a part.

READING

Essential Reading:

Singer, T. and Kimbles, S.L.,(eds.)  The Cultural Complex: Contemporary on Psyche and Society, Hove and New York: Brunner-Routledge(2004),  Introduction.

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol 10 The Role 0f The Unconscious(1918), §§ 11-20

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol 10 The State of Psychotherapy Today (1934), §§350-354

Jung, C.G., Collected Works, Vol 10 A Rejoinder to Dr Bally (1934), §§1016-1034

 

Further Reading:

Rasche, J., andSinger, T., (eds.) Europe’s Many Souls:Exploring Cultural Complexes and Identities, New Orleans: Spring Journal Books (2016), especially Cashford, J., Britain: Autonomy and Insularity in an Island Race; Volodina, E., The Mysterious Russian Soul; Sauer, G., About Two Cultural Complexes: The German Complex of Superiority and the Russian Complex if Feeling Encircled by Hungry Barbarians (All available as a pdf)

Crowther, C., and Wiener, J., (eds.) From Tradition to Innovation: Jungian Analysts Working in Different Cultural Settings, Routledge: London and New York (2021), especially Shearer, A., The Self and Individuation:Universal and Particular (Available as pdf)

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

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