Any serious reading of Jung requires understanding how he wrestles with both Eastern and (especially) Western religion. This workshop provides an introductory survey of Jung’s approach to religion, focusing on Jung and the West. Steve and George will guide us through four broad themes:
• Jung’s personal encounters with the numinous – what he called “God’s world” in his autobiography – and how these influenced his understanding of God
• Major themes in his writing on religion and spirituality -- especially his critique of Christianity, in which, in Murray Stein’s memorable formulation, he put Christian religion on the analytic couch
• The ways post-Jungian writers have extended, applied, or contested Jung’s understanding of religion in the 60 years since his death
• Just for fun, we’ll conclude by putting Jung on the couch and imagining how Christianity, were it the psychoanalyst, would seek to treat the Swiss psychiatrist and his impressive psycho-religious system
BONUS: The presentation at the Morton Arboretum includes free admission to the Arboretum for the day. Steve is a longtime Arboretum member and -- after the workshop and a break for a quick lunch – will lead a not-too-strenuous hike along one of his favorite trails. It will be a chance to connect a bit more personally with one another. (Weather permitting!)
LOCATIONS, DATES, & TIMES (Choose the one which is most convenient for you)May 18, 1-5pm | St. Mark's Church337 Ridge Rd Barrington, IL 60010MAP - WEBSITE
June 1, 9am-1pm | C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago53 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 438, Chicago, ILMAP
June 8, 9am-1pm | The Morton Arboretum - Sycamore RoomLisle, ILMAP - WEBSITE
Class at the Morton Arboretum will include complementary admission for the day.
FEE$60 | $48 Members | $30 Students 4 CEs ($15 Fee)
Stephen Martz, DMin is a senior analyst in private practice and president of the Jung Institute. His clinical interests include spirituality, sexuality, illness, dying, sand tray, and mentoring clinicians and clergy. He is a member of the Institute’s Executive Committee, a past director of its Jungian Psychotherapy/Studies Program, and teaches in all of its programs. Steve is also an Episcopal priest who spent 20 years in parish ministry.