Tom Lavin, PhD & Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, PhD. 2 hours 29 minutes. Audio Download.
The Divine is Moving from Stable Parochial to Chaotic Universal
Our ideas of an inner and outer divine are transforming our world and our individual lives politically, culturally, and ecologically. Jung spoke of this in his writings about Spirituality and the Individual.
We are in a “Copernican Moment”. We used to imagine the universe rotating around the earth. Now we are beginning to realize that the earth is no longer the center of the universe. And the idea of the United States being a Super Power has changed trajectories. Today there are many Super Powers. The 20th century experienced great turmoil with WW I, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East wars. At the turn of the 21st century with 9/11 we experienced new and very personal turmoil that has touched our soil and our souls, changing our lives dramatically forever. The question is, how might we deal with this chaotic universal?
In this course, we will explore how C. G. Jung’s insights can help us understand the movement of the divine from stable parochial to chaotic universal, and how to apply Jung’s insights in our modern era recognizing our cultural chaos as a calling to something bigger.
Slides: The PowerPoint is included as a PDF download
Videos: Links to videos used in the talk are included in the PowerPoint
Suggested Reading & Listening
– Buser, S. and Cruz, L. (Eds. ). (2017). A clear and present danger: Narcissism in the era of President Trump. Ashville, NC: Chiron Publications.
– Frankopan, P. (2015). The silk roads: A new history of the world. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Penguin Random House, LLC.
– Jung, C.G. (1970). After the catastrophe. (R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Series Eds.), The collected works of C.G. Jung (Vol. 10. 2nd. ed., pp. 194- 217). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1945).
– Jung, C.G. (1970). Wotan. R. F. C. Hull, Trans.). In H. Read et al. (Series Eds.), The collected works of C.G. Jung (Vol. 10.1, 2nd. ed., pp.179-193). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1936).
– Jung, C.G. (1970) Answer to Job. R. F.C. Hull, Trans.) in H Read et al. (Series Eds.) The collected works of C. G. Jung (Vol. 11 2nd ed. pp. 355-470) Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
– Lavin, T. (2016, May 3). Speaking of Jung. [Episode 17]. Podcast Episode – (Download Link)
Listeners will be able to:
1) Recognize how Jung’s cultural insights might help us transform the chaos in our lives today.
2) Apply Jung’s insights and theories of chaos and cultural change to our modern era.
3) Recognize our present day cultural manifestation of chaos as a calling.
Thomas Lavin, PhD is a Zurich trained Jungian analyst and licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Wilmette, Illinois. He completed his training in both clinical psychology and theology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and is a founding member of the C. G. Jung Institute in Chicago. Tom’s area of expertise is religion and spirituality in the clinical context.
Mary Ellen O’Hare-Lavin, PhD has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is a Jungian psychotherapist, an educator, and a writer. She has lectured nationally and in Ireland on addiction, women’s spirituality, alchemy, The Red Book, and Jung’s concept of typology. She has a private practice in Wilmette, Illinois. maryellenohare-lavin.com