Lionel Corbett | Psyche & the Sacred
Thank you to the Pacifica Graduate Institute for sharing this video. From the video description:
“You can’t define the sacred,” insists Pacifica professor and author, Dr. Lionel Corbett. “We can only talk about how we experience it. When C. G . Jung contemplated the sacred, he used the criteria of German theologian, Rudolf Otto, who described the experience of the sacred or the holy as “numinous”—that is, something that is mysterious, tremendous, or fascinating, having a powerful emotional quality beyond the ordinary or the everyday ego.” Pacifica alumna Bonnie Bright interviews Pacifica faculty member Dr. Lionel Corbett on Psyche and the Sacred. Dr. Corbett teaches in the Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices Specialization, the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Specialization and both doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology.
Lionel Corbett, MD is a professor of depth psychology at Paciﬁca Graduate Institute. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, especially the way in which personal religious experience is relevant to individual psychology; the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice; and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. He is the author of numerous professional papers and four books: Psyche and the Sacred: Spirituality Beyond Religion; The Religious Function of the Psyche; The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a spiritual practice, and most recently The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic approaches to suffering.
Links: Lionel Corbett on the Jungianthology Podcast & Blog | Lionel Corbett’s lectures on the C. G. Jung Institite of Chicago Website | The Pacifica Graduate Institute YouTube Channel | The Pacifica Graduate Institute