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Topics: Active Imagination, CG Jung, Religion & Spirituality, Self and Self-Psychology.
Jung’s Interior Castle: The Red Book as Spiritual Document
Jung’s Collected Works are littered with references to mystics, the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius were the subject of one of his seminars, and today most programs that train spiritual directors are grounded in Jung’s map of the human psyche. Indeed, the thought of C. G. Jung has been durably attractive to many Christians, beginning especially with the Roman Catholic theologian Victor White. Yet the relationship of Jung to Christianity is in many respects uneasy. White’s break with Jung reminds us that Jung goes where the orthodox fear to tread, while the analyst Murray Stein characterizes Jung’s relationship to Christianity as one of doctor to patient. While he discussed elsewhere some aspects of his inner experience during the “confrontation with the unconscious” he underwent in the years after his break with Freud, the recent publication of The Red Book allows us unmediated access to Jung’s direct experience of the soul. The result is a remarkable spiritual document, which will be the subject of this seminar.
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This lecture is intended to help you:
- Learn the essence of Jung’s journey and the major confrontations and transformation he undergoes to find the Way that leads to his soul.
- Learn how Jung’s early experiential journey, his descent into the “spirit of the depths,” vs. “the spirit of the times” informs a contemporary (mystical) spirituality.
- As a spiritual document of initiation and transformation, learn how the Red Book is an attempt to break through to a new theology.
- Learn how the Red Book challenges us and calls us to honor/make sacred one’s inner journey and dialogue with the self and the Divine.
Stephen Martz, DMin is a Jungian analyst in private practice, with offices in Glen Ellyn, Lincoln Park, and Elk Grove Village. He is also an Episcopal priest. His analytic work and interests are rooted in the classical tradition of Jungian analysis, with its abiding interest in dreams and other activations of the unconscious. He has particular expertise at the intersection of psychology and spirituality, and this is an ongoing theme in his work. More information is available on his website: jungiananalysischicago.org
George Didier, PsyD, DMin is an Associate Professor of the Institute of Pastoral Studies of Loyola University Chicago. He was the Graduate Program Director at IPS for degrees in both Pastoral Counseling and Spirituality for over ten years. He is a Diplomate with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and Editor of the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (Taylor and Francis/Routledge). His research interests include the interface of Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality. His specific current focus addresses the theme of contemporary Pilgrimage as a resource for personal growth, transformation, and healing.
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