Various religious rituals, especially the mass, have survived for millennia because their symbolic language speaks to and evokes unconscious patterns deep within the psyche of participants. In his essay, “Transformation Symbolism in the Mass”, Jung attempts to make conscious the meaning embedded in such rituals to demonstrate their efficacy in the transformation of human consciousness.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
Apply symbolic thinking to explore their own psychological processes.
Appreciate the level of deep meanings of symbols of the mass.
Increase their own ability to think symbolically.
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.com. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.