The God Image in Jung’s Psychology: A Webinar Presented by Dr. Lionel Corbett

Friday, October 2  |  7 – 9 p.m. (CST)
Location: Your Computer Screen

Cost:  Friends-$16;  Nonmembers-$20;  Students-$2

Register by October 1st and an email will be sent to you the day of the webinar (October 2) containing a Zoom link for participation.

$20.00

Available!

Students: You must use a current school email address to complete your registration.

Description

Traditional descriptions of God in the world’s theistic traditions are no longer satisfying for many people. Jung’s discovery of the transpersonal Self, an innate God-image or divine essence within the psyche, offers a practical and powerful alternative that avoids many of the problems associated with anthropomorphic, patriarchal God-images. Using examples from people’s experience, this talk will describe a variety of ways in which the Self manifests itself in dreams, visions, and synchronicities. We will also discuss Jung’s idea that the Self has a dark side that is responsible for suffering and evil, and the ways in which this contrasts with the Christian God-image.

 

Course Objectives:
1. Participants will gain an understanding of Jung’s concept of the Self.
2. Participants will be able to contrast the classical theistic God-image with Jung’s idea of the Self.
3. Participants will be able to recognize a range of manifestations of the Self.

 

Lionel Corbett, M.D., trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California.

He is the author of five books: Psyche and the Sacred; The Religious Function of the Psyche; The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice; The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering; and Understanding Evil: A Psychotherapist’s Guide. He is the co-editor of four volumes of collected papers: Psyche’s Stories; Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field; Psychology at the Threshold; and Jung and Aging.