Instructor: Peter Mudd
Enrollment limited to 10 participants.
This seminar will meet on the following dates: January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, September 8, October 13, November 10, 2020.
“. . .every psychology—my own included—has the character of a subjective confession.” C. G. Jung, CW 4, para. 774
Analytical psychology is the technical narrative of a profound and shattering encounter with the numinosum (a compelling, uncontrollable force that demands submission to fulfilling one’s unique destiny). As such, it reflects the psychological nature of its creator-his genius and his limitations. Jung, out of necessity, developed a theoretical system that could organize and elucidate the prima materia of his fateful experience, and in so doing he left us strategies and tools for our own psychological work.
This seminar will trace the highlights of the history and development of Jung’s psychology in its chronological sequence as it intertwines with his own life experience. This approach will delineate the theory of analytical psychology as an evolving set of ideas and concepts with its own logical progression and inner coherence. In this way, participants can retrace the path that Jung traveled and decide for themselves what was the product of genius and what was the product of madness.
This is an intensive Jungian seminar requiring thoughtful preparation for each meeting. It is a firm expectation that participants will have read the works and be ready to pose questions and discuss points of view. A reading list, accompanied by study guide questions, will be provided at the outset of the seminar (see below for readings for first two classes). Participants will be responsible for obtaining reading materials on their own. A certificate of completion will be awarded once all sessions have been attended.
Readings for Class One:
Collected Works, Supplementary Vol. A, 3-47
Collected Works, Vol. 3, pp. 38-69
Collected Works, Vol. 2, pp. 439-465
Collected Works, Vol. 4, pp. 25-34
Collected Works, Supplementary Vol. B, 9-36, 369-414
Readings for Class Two:
Collected Works, Vol. 4, pp. 83-204
Collected Works, Vol. 6, pp. 497-509
Collected Works, Vol. 3, pp. 179-193, 203-210
About the Instructor
Peter Mudd is a Jungian analyst practicing in Evanston, Illinois. He served as the Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago for 19 years and as Director of Studies for the Chicago Institute’s Analyst Training Program for 10 years. He has offered seminars and workshops on a wide range of Jungian topics throughout North America and abroad and held the position of Associate Editor for the Journal of Analytical Psychology. Peter has served on the board of the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism and as its President and Treasurer, as well as on the boards of other Jungian organizations. Long interested in organizational and leadership dynamics, he has provided consultation to organizations ranging from Fortune 100 companies to local not-for-profit services.