Mon, Dec 25|
Church of Reconciliation
parked: The Interpretation of Fairytales & The Mystery of Death: Constructing the Diamond Body" By Steven Buser MD
Morning Program: Join us as we look at her 8 steps in interpreting fairytales as well as her concepts of integrating typology, the lazy hero, finding a personal myth, and the circumambulation of the Self. Afternoon Program: Join us as we explore the profound mysteries of death and the afterlife.
Time & Location
Dec 25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Church of Reconciliation, 110 N Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA, In Person Only
About the event
SATURDAY AM : The Interpretation of Fairytales
Von Franz’s expertise in fairytales is unmatched in the Jungian world. She spent much of her
lifetime exploring thousands of fairytales, myths and legends. Over her illustrious career, she
was able to concretize a set of steps of how to approach and interpret these tales. Join us as
we look at her 8 steps in interpreting fairytales as well as her concepts of integrating typology,
the lazy hero, finding a personal myth, and the circumambulation of the Self.
SATURDAY PM The Mystery of Death: Constructing the
Diamond Body to Withstand Eternity.
Without question, von Franz had a strong belief in the afterlife. She worked with hundreds of
dreams of those in the process of dying and used them as glimpses into death and what
happens to the soul after death. She discovered clear patterns and concluded that one brings
into the afterlife only those elements they were able to make conscious over their lifetime. She
saw one’s diamond body or subtle body as an indestructible soul-body that survives the fire of
death. She even describes the “physics of death” in her work on supra-luminal frequencies and
how we pass through these initially at birth, and again at death. Join us as we explore the
profound mysteries of death and the afterlife.
Steven Buser, MD trained in medicine at Duke University and served 12 years as a physician in the
U.S. Air Force. He is a graduate of the two-year Clinical Training Program at the C.G. Jung Institute of
Chicago and is the co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center. He has worked for over 30 years in
psychiatry with a focus on Jungian oriented psychotherapy. Dr. Buser currently works in the field of
addiction medicine and serves as Publisher of Chiron Publications. He along with fellow publisher
Leonard Cruz are the General Editors of The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz, a 28 volume
Marie-Louise von Franz
At the age of eighteen, while still in high school, Marie-Louise von Franz met Carl Jung at his Bolingen
Tower. She later described this as the most decisive encounter of her life. She entered analysis with him
months later, completed her doctorate in classical philology and began seeing her first analysands soon
after. She was wholeheartedly dedicated to the unconscious, both in her own life and that of her
analysands. She developed a far-reaching expertise in fairytales, alchemy, synchronicity and numbers.
She is estimated to have personally analyzed over 65,000 dreams. She was a prolific writer and a highly
sought-after teacher. Listening to von Franz lecture was a numinous experience. I thought God was
speaking. She seemed to know everything. In an amazing fashion and without a text, she ranged over
history West and East, mythology, philosophy, anthropology, and a host of other specialized areas. Never
in my training had I heard such far-reaching and profound reflections. (Murray Stein, PhD)