Jung, Jurisprudence & Psyche: Imagining the Good Society
February 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PST
In this workshop we look at the U.S. political economy through the Kemetic-Egyptian Myth of MAAT, an Archetype of Justice, Judgement and orderly Judicial Proceedings. The myth offers the example of spirit and matter integrated in law and political economy. We use this myth and its teachings to interrogate legislative initiatives in the For the Peoples’ Act and the John Lewis Act. We then explore Jung’s construct of Active Imagination to construct images of the good society. We will imagine together core elements of the good society, Multicultural democracy and the psychological resistances that undermine the architecture of the vision.
Related Lecture: Archetypes, Aesthetics & Culture in the Art of African Diaspora
Alan Vaughan, J.D., Ph.D., is a member of the C.G Jung Institute of San Francisco where he serves on the editorial board of the Jung Journal of Culture & Psyche and the committee on Diversity and Inclusivity, while in private practice as an analyst and a clinical and consulting psychologist. He is on the Saybrook University clinical psychology faculty and director of the Jungian Studies specialization. His scholarship interests are at the intersections of analytical psychology, U.S. Constitutional jurisprudence and African Diaspora Studies. His most recent publication is “Every voice, every vote counts: challenges to Multicultural Democracy” in Cultural Complexes and the Soul of America, Myths, Psyche and Politics (Routledge, 2020).