Psychotherapy & Spirituality

1 hour 40 minutes



Topics: Individuation, Jung and Freud, Religion and Spirituality.

Psychotherapy and Spirituality

Despite his determination to keep psychoanalysis ’high and dry’ above the murky regions of “occultism”, esoteric wisdom, gnosis, magic, and mystical experience, Freud accidentally opened the door to the world of spirit when he suspended directed thinking in favor of free association and dream images. From the beginning of the psychoanalytic movement, artists, poets, theologians, philosophers and other non-scientific and non-medically trained people have taken part in its practice and theorizing. They have been drawn to it not primarily because of its mechanistic and scientific claims, but because it delves into the mysterious sources of creativity, imagination and the irrational creation of order.

In this lecture, Murray Stein presents ways that spirituality gets into the therapeutic process and raises questions about the differences and similarities between psychological and spiritual development.

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© 2007 Murray Stein
℗ 2007 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 [email protected] 41. 44 212 99 31 Main Office



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