C.G Jung & Christianity: New online course starting January 10th
A 4-week deep dive into the Christian foundation of Jungian psychology
Motivated by my recent lecture in Zurich, I decided it was time to turn some of my research findings from the fertile field of Jungian psychology & Christianity into a series of online seminars.
Starting January 10th, there will be four learning seminars where we’ll explore Jung’s wrestle with Christianity, how it forms the fundament of Jung’s psychology as well as its relevance for today. We’ll meet for four 75-minute sessions (over Zoom) where each starts with a lecture by myself followed by discussion, questions, and sharing between participants. A recording of each session will be shared with people registered.
This online course will cover:
Session 1: Following the footsteps of a Protestant. In our first learning seminar we go in-depth into Jung’s childhood experiences and the Christian tradition he grew up in and how it informed his psychological project. We discuss his early visions, dreams, and fantasies and later attempt at reforming Freud's psychoanalysis.
Date: 10 Jan 2023 8:00-9:15 pm CET (Central European Time)
Session 2: Jung's Red Book & rendering of the Imitation of Christ. An in-depth study of Jung’s wrestle with Christ in the Red Book and his radical reformulation of the Christian concept of the imitation of Christ. We discuss its importance for individuation, spiritual development, and religious life today.
Date: 17 Jan 2023 8:00-9:15 pm CET (Central European Time)
Session 3: Christianity’s repression of the unconscious. With C.G Jung’s 1923 Cornwall seminars as a starting point (published in 2023 by Philemon Foundation), we learn how Jung viewed Christianity's effect on the unconscious. We discuss the link between Analytical Psychology and Christianity and the relevance of Jung’s findings in the culture of today.
Date: 24 Jan 2023 8:00-9:15 pm CET (Central European Time)
Session 4: Jung’s vision of dreaming the myth onward. In our last session, we will discuss Jung’s later writings on Christianity with an emphasis on Aion and Answer to Job. We conclude with a discussion about Jung’s vision of dreaming the myth onward and the question if Jung wished to reform or transcend Christianity.
Date: 31 Jan 2023 8:00-9:15 pm CET (Central European Time)
The price for the full course ranges from 95-150 USD depending on when you book your ticket. A recording of each session will be shared with people that registered. If someone can’t afford the full fee they can also contact time for a possible reduced fee.
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A forum for discussions between the sessions will be made available to make this month of January a participatory learning experience. The conversation takes place over Zoom and will be recorded. A link will be sent out in advance to all participants.