Topics: Myth and Fairytale, the Self.
From Chaos to Cosmos: Creation Myths and the Quest for a Centered Self
Marie-Louise von Franz says that “creation myths are of a different class from other myths … for when they are told there is always a certain solemnity that gives them a central importance; they convey a mood which implies that what is said will concern the basic things of existence, something more than is contained in other myths.” This seminar focuses on the psychological significance of the mythology of creation with emphasis on understanding its relationship to the process of forming and consolidating a centered and cohesive self.
Dr. Robert Moore (1942-2016) was Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Spirituality in the Graduate Center of the Chicago Theological Seminary where he was the Founding Director of the new Institute for Advanced Studies in Spirituality and Wellness. An internationally recognized psychoanalyst and consultant in private practice in Chicago, he served as a Training Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and was Director of Research for the Institute for Integrative Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and the Chicago Center for Integrative Psychotherapy. Author and editor of numerous books in psychology and spirituality, he lectured internationally on his formulation of a neo-Jungian psychoanalysis and integrative psychotherapy. His publications include THE ARCHETYPE OF INITIATION: Sacred Space, Ritual Process and Personal Transformation; THE MAGICIAN AND THE ANALYST: The Archetype of the Magus in Occult Spirituality and Jungian Psychology, and FACING THE DRAGON: Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity.
© 1991 Robert Moore.
Ⓟ 1991 C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.