Jung’s Encounter with the Soul of India

Speaker: Bedi, Ashok
Product Code: Bedi-FD2014-4-3GP
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Ashok Bedi, MD. 48 minutes. Video & Audio Download.

Topics: Archetypes, Mind and Body, Religion and Spirituality, Society and Culture. 

Jung’s Encounter with the Soul of India

Carl Jung visited India for three months in 1937-38 and made several observations about India, exploring his ambivalence about Hinduism and Yoga.  He also expressed awe at the mystery of Buddhism, as well as a fascination with the Eros of Islam. Jung asserted that in the dreamlike world of India, the primitive and the civilized aspects coexist without a split. India offers an “Other Way” of civilizing people, without suppression, violence or rationalism. In contrast, the Western person lives in the rational/cultural world, with the primitive aspect of psyche dissociated in the unconscious – without the modulating impacts of culture and consciousness. We will explore Jung’s encounter with the soul of India in the context of contemporary analytical thought.

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The conference West Meets East in Jung's Psychology: A Dialogue includes the following lectures:

  1. Jungian Psychology in Translation - Murray Stein, PhD
  2. Snakes and Ladders: The Play of Consciousness in the Sand - Elaine Molchanov, LCSW, ACSW
  3. Dreams, the I Ching, and the Psychoanalytic Process - Dennitt Merritt, PhD
  4. Jung’s Encounter with the Soul of India - Ashok Bedi, MD
  5. Panel Discussion moderated by Barbara Friedman, PhD


Learning Objectives
This video will help you summarize Jung’s hypothesis about India’s psyche from an Analytical perspective.

Ashok Bedi, MD is a Jungian psychoanalyst and a board certified psychiatrist. He is a member of the Royal College of psychiatrists of Great Britain, a diplomat in Psychological Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and faculty member at Carl G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is in private practice in Milwaukee.  

© 2014 Ashok Bedi
℗ 2014 CG Jung Institute of Chicago

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