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.
Location: Your Computer Screen
Cost: Friends-$16; Nonmembers-$20; Students-$2
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.