ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asheville Jung Center and Chiron Publications are offering a five part interactive webinar series entitled Jung and the World Religions, beginning January 24 conducted by acclaimed author and Jungian Analyst Dr. Murray Stein from Zurich Switzerland. This five part webinar series focuses on the faith, beliefs, practices and religious traditions throughout the world. Religion and spiritual practices invite us to a offer a deep encounter with ourselves. What leads to the religious extremism that allows people to die for their beliefs or to murder others under the banner of their religion? How does religious belief shape an individual's growth and transformation at different stages of life?
Previous webinar series have been highly acclaimed. The upcoming series explores the history of religion and the nature of the sacred beliefs that have been passed on for thousands of years. "Jung and the Religions of the World" will provoke deep thought about the meaning of life and the psychology of our religious impulse.
The webinar series will be lead by Dr. Stein and is hosted by The Asheville Jung Center. It will include sessions by Tony Woolfson and Jerome Bernstein, who are Jungian analysts with expertise in religion. Analytical Psychology originated in part from C. G. Jung's split with Freud who did not wish to give such importance to the numinous realms of psychological life.
Jung and the World Religions
Murray Stein will present the first three sessions. Tony Woolfson will present session 4 and Jerome Bernstein will conclude the series.
Participants may register at The Asheville Jung Center for all 5 lectures for one price of $107. Each lecture may be attended either live or viewed later via download or streaming video.
Webinar Sessions dates and supporting books and reference materials used for the webinar series are available at Chiron Publications
Seminar #1 (January 24, 2015) – "Psychology and Religion: Jung's Argument" (text: "Psychology and Religion," by C.G. Jung, CW 11). Seminar will be led by Murray Stein.
Seminar #2 (February 21, 2015) – "Jung on Christianity" (texts: Jung's Treatment of Christianity, by Murray Stein). Seminar will be led by Murray Stein.
Seminar # 3 (March 28, 2015) – "Jung on Eastern Religions" (text: Jung on the East, edited by J.J. Clarke). Seminar will be led by Murray Stein
Seminar #4 April 11, 2015) – "Jung and the Jewish Mystical Tradition" (text: to be announced). Seminar will be led by Tony Woolfson.
Seminar #5 (May 16, 2015) – "Jung and Indigenous Native Religions" (text to be announced). Seminar will be led by Jerome Bernstein.
These courses meet the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for MFT's & LCSW's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. (Provider #4958) Please contact your state (or international) licensing board to determine your board's specific requirements.
The Asheville Jung Center is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) – Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible of all aspects of the program (Provider # 6594).
Murray Stein's introduction relates Jung's personal relationship with Christianity to his psychological views on religion in general, his hermeneutic of religious thought, and his therapeutic attitude toward Christianity. This volume includes extensive selections from Psychological Approach to the Dogma of the Trinity," "Christ as a Symbol of the Self," from Aion, "Answer to Job," letters to Father Vincent White from Letters, and many more.
"One thing above all should be stressed: Jung's ideas [about religion] are not the result of mere theory or of historical research--they have been wrested from the hard facts of his psychotherapeutic practice.... Jung is, by profession, a medical pastor of souls.... Thus, he not only possesses a very deep insight into the spiritual life of modern man; he also has to look round for what can help these sufferers."--Hans Schaer, Religion and the Cure of Souls in Jung's Psychology
"Stein provides a good selection of Jung's texts with a clear introduction to his Christian background and theory of Christianity."--Diane Jonte-Pac
The Asheville Jung Center is an international conferencing company providing internet video seminars, webinars, web-streaming archives, DVD recordings, continuing education credit. Founded in 2008 by two Jungian-oriented, practicing psychiatrists, Steve Buser, MD and, Leonard Cruz, MD The Asheville Jung Center provides opportunities to interact with a global community of Jungian Analysts for dynamic content to aide in your innerQuest.
The Asheville Jung Center has recently concluded a five part webinar series of In-depth analysis "The Psychology of Fairy Tales" still available. Learn more at http://ashevillejungcenter.org/fairytales. Dr. Steve Buser, Jungian Psychiatrist and Publisher at Chiron Publications discusses on WUNC North Carolina Public Radio and www.shrinkrapradio.com
Chiron Publications is managed by two Jungian-oriented, practicing psychiatrists, Steve Buser, MD and, Leonard Cruz, MD who founded the international conferencing company, the Asheville Jung Center. Chiron is gaining international attention with the recent release of an English translation a biography of Emma Jung and a book by the late, Erich Neumann on the brother motif in the story of Jacob and Essau (Summer 2015). In 2015, Chiron will launch innerQuest a new imprint that will publish a wider array of titles designed to provide tools for inner development. Founded in 1983, Chiron Publications publishes more than 145 titles including recent releases like Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Rule Our Lives, by Dr. James Hollis, best-selling authors of 13 previous books. Chiron Publications books emphasize Jungian approaches to mythology, literature, clinical practice, religion, feminism, literature, fairy tales, and gender issues.
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