Tolkien: An Archetypal Expedition into Middle Earth

Speaker: James, Ken
Product Code: James-Tolkein-MP3
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Ken James, PhD and Matthew Spitzmueller, PhD, LCSW. 9 hours 56 minutes. Audio Downloads.

Topics: Archetypes, Art, Myth & Folk Tale, Religion & Spirituality.

Tolkien: An Archetypal Expedition into Middle Earth

This course articulates the archetypal and symbolic meaning within Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, including examples from Tolkien's life and the cultural and religious sources of his imagery.

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Kenneth James, PhD is director of Student Services at the Laboratory School, University of Chicago. His areas of expertise include dream work and psychoanalysis, archetypal dimensions of analytic practice, divination and synchronicity, hypnosis as a therapeutic medium, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. He has done post-doctoral work in music therapy and theology, and uses these disciplines to inform his work as a Jungian analyst. For more information visit

Matthews Spitzmueller, PhD, LCSW earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. At the University of Chicago he also recieved a master's degree in social work with a clinical concentration and a master's degree in the history of religions. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in psychology from Carleton College. His research examines direct service provision to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. He explores the strategies community mental health workers adopt as they negotiate the changing conditions of their work under Medicaid reform.

© 2002 Ken James & Matthews Spitzmueller
℗ 2002 CG Jung Institute of Chicago

Audio Format 12 MP3s in 1 ZIP File: 211MB