Understanding the Meaning of Alchemy

9 hours 15 minutes



Topics: Astrology, Alchemy and the Occult.

Understanding the Meaning of Alchemy: Jung’s Metaphor for the Transformative Process

During the last thirty years of his life, Jung turned to alchemy as a fundamental resource for depth psychology. In alchemy he found images and thoughts that were uniquely fitted to his perceptions of psychological life and that confirmed his views of the spontaneous activity and directedness of the unconscious. Jungian analyst and author Murray Stein presents an overview of Jung’s work on alchemy to develop an understanding of the relation of alchemical symbols to the analytical process and individuation. The set includes the following lectures:

Part 1 – Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower [in CW 13] – Available on the Jungianthology Podcast
Part 2 – Psychology and Alchemy [CW 12, parts 1 & 2]
Part 3 – The Spirit Mercurius [in CW 13]
Part 4 – The Psychology of Transference [in CW 16]
Part 5 – Mysterium Coniunctionis [CW 14, Chap. 6]

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© 1992 Murray Stein
℗ 1992 C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago

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Stein, Murray

Murray Stein, PhD is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute/Zurich and is a training analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich (ISAPZ). He is a founding member of the Inter-Regional Society for Jungian Analysts (USA) and the Chicago Society of Jungian Analysts and was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology from 2001 to 2004. He has written several books, including Jung's Treatment of ChristianityIn MidLifeTransformation – Emergence of the SelfJung's Map of the Soul and The Principle of Individuation. He is the editor of Jungian Analysis and the Chiron Clinical Series. Education DIPLOMATE ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY: C. G. Jung Institute, Zurich. (1973) PH.D. IN RELIGION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES: University of Chicago. (1984) M.DIV. IN THEOLOGY: Yale Divinity School. (1969) B.A. IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: Yale College. (1965) Professional Organizations C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago International Association for Analytical Psychology Age Groups Adults Treatment Types Individuals Contact murraywstein@cs.com 41. 44 212 99 31 Main Office



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