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God: Finding a Perspective for Our Time
January 14, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
The role that religion continues to play in today’s secular world is distressing to some and comforting to others. Jung’s notion of a “religious instinct” and his understanding of the “God-image” in the psyche provide a point of entry into the controversy and a fitting perspective for our times. Through viewing film clips, personal reflection and discussion of the changing God-image, this workshop aims to equip participants with timely, intelligent ways to approach prevailing religious questions. It will move toward contemplating a sense of the sacred that is conversant with today’s individual and collective challenges.
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GLEN SLATER, PH.D., was born and raised in Australia. He moved to the United States in 1992 to study Jungian psychology. He has degrees in Religious Studies and Clinical Psychology and has taught for over 25 years at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California where he is Co-Chair of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies Program. He has written extensively for Jungian publications and edited the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer, as well as the essay collection, Varieties of Mythic Experience. He writes on Jung and film, the psychology of religion, and depth psychology and technology. His long-awaited book, Jung vs. Borg: Finding the Deeply Human in a Posthuman Age, will be published in January, 2024.