October 16, 1988: Lionel Corbett in Eugene

Workshop: The Religious Function of the Psyche

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.


Lionel Corbett, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rush Medical College and Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, where he combines an academic and teaching practice. He is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.

The Religious Function of the Psyche