October 23, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online - Zoom,
This event will be held online via Zoom. You will receive an email with a Zoom link during the week before the event. We recommend downloading and installing the latest version of Zoom to your computer.
For some time, the Board has wanted for all of us to revisit some of Jung’s actual works. For our first event of the 2020-2021 Season, we are going to host a discussion of sections of one of Jung’s seminal chapters in what represents his clear break with Freud. It is the fifth volume of his Collected Works, Symbols of Transformation. A number of noted Jungian experts (among them, Edward Edinger and James Hollis) consider some of the paragraphs in this work’s chapter on The Dual Mother to be the essence of Jungian thought.
Guided by Board members affiliated with the Center, but with the aim of having a group discussion, participants will explore the fundamental transformation to which Jung refers in Symbols of Transformation, the divinity of instinct, the dangers of blindly following instinct, the necessity of bold deliverance from fear and instinct, the consequences to life’s meaning in the absence of this deliverance, the sacrifice necessitated by this deliverance, and the importance of assuming the sacrifice voluntarily and with conscious awareness of its profundity.
Participants will be asked to read the materials prior to this event. The readings are from portions of Part II, Chapter VII of Symbols of Transformation. While they may seem perplexing at first, participants are encouraged to absorb them several times during which the complexities will coalesce into meaningful reflections.