Topics: Archetypes & Archetypal Theory, Family & Intimate Relationships, Gender & Sexuality, Masculine Psychology, Myth & Fairy Tale.
Strong Hans and Iron Hans: Discovery of the Deep Masculine
Dr. Lionel Corbett examines the fairy tales Strong Hans and Iron Hans to help understand the psyche, family relationships, and masculinity. This program is part of the course, Ecce Homo: Issues in Male Psychology, which examines principal areas of focus within this emerging field and offers insights into the dilemmas of “being a man”. Jung’s attention to the gender question reflected in his theory of archetypes, anima/animus phenomena, and ideas of individuation as a balance of traits within a self, provides a provocative medium for discussion of contemporary male issues.
Lionel Corbett, MD, received his Medical Degree from the University of Manchester, England, in 1966; served as a military physician; and became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1974. In the USA, he did fundamental research into the biochemistry of the brain; began one of the first programs in the psychology of aging; was a hospital medical director of in-patient psychiatry; trained as a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago 1978-1986; helped found a training program for Jungian analysts in Santa Fe, while carrying on a private practice and teaching psychiatry at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Corbett has studied various spiritual disciplines including Christian and Jewish mysticism, Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, and Yoga and has had a personal meditation practice for 20 years. He now teaches depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute near Santa Barbara, California, where he founded the Psyche and the Sacred program, a highly successful series in its 5th year that integrates spirituality with depth psychology. This program has developed a powerful approach to spirituality that is based on personal experience of the sacred, avoiding all forms of doctrine and dogma. He is the author of 5 books, several training films, and about 40 professional articles.
Publications Include: Fire in the Stone: The Alchemy of Desire (essay); Psyche and the Sacred: Spirituality Beyond Religion; The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice; The Religious Function of the Psyche
© 1988 Lionel Corbett
℗ 1988 C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.