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LECTURE: "Jung’s Approach to Spirituality and Religion " Lionel Corbett, MD, Jungian Analyst)

This lecture will describe some of the ways in which Jung’s approach to spirituality and religion differs from traditional Judeo-Christian approaches.

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LECTURE: "Jung’s Approach to Spirituality and Religion " Lionel Corbett, MD, Jungian Analyst)

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Mar 25, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

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This lecture will describe some of the ways in which Jung’s approach to spirituality and religion differs from traditional Judeo-Christian approaches. Jung believes that the individual's direct experience of the sacred or the holy is more important than belief, doctrine or dogma. The direct experience of the transpersonal level of the psyche produces numinous experiences that may take an entirely novel form. They are recognizable by their emotional power. In this talk I will describe some of the ways in which the transpersonal psyche manifests itself, with a range of examples.

Dr. Lionel Corbett 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 six 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; Understanding Evil: A guide for psychotherapists, and The God-image: From antiquity to Jung. 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.

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