May 26, 2017
7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT
Instructor: Ken James
This year’s Jungian Concepts Seminar is being presented by six seasoned Jungian analysts. This seminar is open to anyone interested in exploring Jung’s concepts, and is suitable for both new and returning participants, clinicians and non-clinicians. The May topic is Flying Saucers, Fortune Telling, Mediums & Magic: Why Jung writes about esoterica presented by Ken James.
Friday May 26, 2017: Flying Saucers, Fortune Telling, Mediums & Magic: Why Jung writes about esoterica
When reading Jung’s Collected Works, it doesn’t take very long before discovering that, in addition to more traditional subjects like psychotherapy and dementia praecox (schizophrenia), the writings include investigations into UFOs, Spiritualism, Divination, and Alchemy. From the perspective of Analytical Psychology, these topics are deemed as worthy of study as any other psychological phenomenon. In this seminar, possible explanations for this will be explored. The discussion will begin with the ways in which Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious turns the world of psychology not upside down, but shifts it ninety degrees, opening up a wide range of topics for investigation.
The 2016/2017 Jungian Concepts Seminar Lineup:
October 14: On the Nature of Suffering, Laura McGrew, LCPC
November 11: The Gift of Uncertainty, Judy Shaw, LCSW
February 24: Further Explorations of Consciousness, Robert J. Moretti, PhD
March 24: The Challenge of the Opposites: Awake or Asleep? Lorna Crowl, LCSW
April 21: The Psychology of Terrorism, Jane Kamerling, LCSW
May 26: Flying Saucers, Fortune Telling, Mediums & Magic: Why Jung writes about esoterica, Ken James, PhD