This study group will focus only on the commentary by C.G. Jung section of The Secret of the Golden Flower text. With a desire to explore this material with others, Jungian-oriented therapist Mary Ryan will serve to organize the group as a facilitator, not as a teacher.
The group will concentrate on Jung’s view on this ancient Chinese text and how it can serve as a guide to our personal process of development. Note that the group will involve an exploration of the text, and is not a course, per se. Participants will meet for four discussions hosted via Zoom.
Participants will need to purchase a copy of The Secret of the Golden Flower, translated by Richard Wilhelm with commentary by C.G. Jung. Mary recommends the 1962 edition (ISBN 0156799804).
- Gain an understanding of Jung’s insights on Eastern thought
- Identify the relationship between Jungian ideas and the Tao
- Understand what determines shifts in the personality
- Describe the bridge between the psychology of the East and West
- Recognize the Jungian view of unconscious domination
Mary Ryan, M.S., is a Jungian-oriented therapist with 38 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. She has been on faculty for three universities and the Academy of Addictions Treatment professionals. She has a private practice in Springfield, Illinois, and facilitates a Prison Fathers group at Jacksonville Correctional Center.