The critical goal of Jungian psychology is the emergence of the Self through the process of individuation. It is an elusive concept and not often discussed for that reason, yet stands at the core of the analytical process. Jung described it as:
The self is not only the centre, but also the whole circumference which embraces both conscious and unconscious; it is the centre of this totality, just as the ego is the centre of consciousness. [CW 12, par. 44.]
This presentation examines the concept but asks the questions of what the Self looks like in an individual, is it ever possible to achieve it, does it need analysis or can it arise otherwise, why is it so important, and what does it take to realise it?
Professor Les Stein is a Jungian Analyst with a private practice in Sydney. He is a graduate of the CG Jung Institute of New York and is a member of the New York Association of Analytical Psychology and the IAAP. He is the author of the Jungian works: Becoming Whole: Jung’s Equation for Realizing God (NY: Helios Press 2015) and The Journey of Adam Kadmon: A Novel (NY: Arcade Pub 2000 and 2010) and various articles in Jungian journals concerned with the role of mysticism in psychoanalysis. He is also Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Sydney and has written extensively on the impact of the city on mental health issues.
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Date: 12th May 2017
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre Level 1 Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Members $15 Non-Members $25 Non-Member
*Psychotherapists and other practitioners can obtain credit for Professional Development hours recognised by CAPA, PACFA and ACA for this presentation.