Jung on God
Speaker: Leslie Stein
It has been said that Jung was a mystic, a deeply religious man, and a scientist. However, he said that anyone who thinks he is a mystic "is a fool." A study of Jung's work reveals that his psychology is not a mechanical process unrelated to a concept of divine. In fact, it is clear, especially after the publication of The Red Book, that psychoanalysis is the revelation of the soul. However, due to his position as a medical scientist and the cultural limitations of the time in which he was writing, much of this profound connection is obscured in his writings. The purpose of this talk is to analyze Jung's relationship to God and its influence on his work.
Professor Leslie Stein is a Scholar in Residence at Pace University in New York. He was trained as an analyst in Australia and is re-qualifying for the State of New York requirements as an analyst-in-training at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. His Jungian works include Becoming Whole: Jung's Equation for Realizing God (New York: Helios Press, 2012); The Journey of Adam Kadmon: A Novel (New York: Arcade, 2001, 2012); "Jung and Tantra" (in Jung and Hinduism issue, Spring, 2013, vol 90); and, most relevantly, "Jung and Divine Self-Reflection" (Forthcoming, Jung Journal, 2014).