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Arwind Vasavada. 3 hours 2 minutes. Audio.
Topics: Religion and Spirituality.
Jung described the world religions as the “great therapeutic systems” developed by humankind to mediate and contain the profound experience of encounter with the numinous. Jung believed that every religious tradition finds its roots in the archetypal realm, wherein lies the diversity of patterns that give expression to the “religious instinct” which evolves into religious practice.
This program, led by Jungian analyst Diane Martin, is part of the set Common Territory Different Maps: The Underpinnings of Religious Practice, which includes the following lectures:
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Arwind U. Vasavada (1912-1998) was born and raised in India. In the 1950’s, he traveled to Zurich to study at the Jung Institute and to work in analysis with C.G. Jung. Although he had only a few sessions with Jung, he considered him his guru, a title which Jung himself did not accept in the Indian sense but gave Vasavada nevertheless some important “transmissions,” to put it in the terminology of Hindu tradition. After finishing his training in Zurich, Vasavada returned to India to open an analytic practice. June Singer visited him in India in the early 1970’s and invited him to come to Chicago, an invitation that he gladly accepted. Vasavada lived and worked as a Jungian analyst in Chicago through the 1970’s and 1980’s, and he was a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts. He had a strong and dedicated following of students in Chicago until he retired in the early 1990’s and moved to his son’s home in the state of Washington. After that he visited Chicago intermittently until his death (in India) in 1998.
© 1994 Arwind Vasavada.Ⓟ 1994 CG Jung Institute of Chicago.