Prerequisite: Participants should have an understanding of fundamental concepts of Jungian psychology. For anyone new to the topic or anyone who feels a need for review, we recommend two lectures: Rose F. Holt’s “An Overview of Jungian Psychology and Its Value for Today,” and Ken James’ “Complexes, Archetypes and the Transcendent Function: Individuation and the Process of Sustaining Wholeness.” Both lectures are available (on DVD) for purchase at the C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis website at www.jungstl.org. If you have questions about the study group or about the prerequisite, please contact Rose F. Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 314-740-6207.
Aion is perhaps Jung’s most challenging and difficult work but also one of his richest. In a seminar format, participants will tease out information and insight from the texts that are directly relevant to their understanding and experience of the Christian era and to their own developing sense of self-identity. Jungian psychology, at root, attempts to provide some answer to the essential questions of life—”Who am I” and “How then shall I live?” We will keep those questions in mind as we explore our topic.
Participants will need to purchase a copy of Edward F. Edinger’s book, The Aion Lectures, Inner City Books, 1996. An optional text is C. G. Jung’s Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self, Princeton University Press, 1978. Amazon Smile benefits this Jung Society.
Participants will better understand the significance of religious traditions in the development of personality and consciousness.
Practitioners will be better able to navigate the areas of difficulty for many people whose experiences of religion have been problematic.
Participants will better understand the frame of the Christian era and, thus, the impact and influence of that frame on their continuing development of consciousness.
Participants, whether affiliated with a particular religious tradition or not, will understand ways that Jung’s psychological theories can facilitate their continuing maturation of personality.
Rose F. Holt, M.A., is a Jungian analyst in private practice in St. Louis and is a member of the Chicago Association of Jungian Analysts, the Interregional Society of Jungian Analysts, and the Heartland Association of Jungian Analysts. She received her Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago in 2001. She served for 12 years as the Advisory Analyst to the C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis. Rose has taught numerous courses in all facets of Jungian psychology and has authored articles and essays on the topic. She maintains a blog, “Jungian Psychology,” at roseholt.blogspot.