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The Religious Function of the Psyche
October 16, 1988 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
The Transpersonal Self incarnates into personal self. The relationship between Self and self is a crucial factor in psychological and spiritual development. Recent developments in self psychology cast some new light on these processes. Individuation, or incarnation, occurs in response to the pressure of the transpersonal spirit experienced within the individual soul. The resultant images and suffering are the source and medium of religious experience. The workshop will focus on the importance of such material for the development of an individual spiritual path.
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Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, especially the way in which personal religious experience is relevant to individual psychology; the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice; and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Paciﬁca Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California, where he teaches depth psychology. He is the author of numerous professional papers and four books: Psyche and the Sacred; The Religious Function of the Psyche; The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice, and most recently The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Suffering. He is the co-editor of: Psyche’s Stories; Jung and Aging; Depth Psychology, Meditations in the Field; and Psychology at the Threshold.