What: The Jung Memorial Lecture
Who: Tom Kirsch
Fees: $25.00, all
It has been approximately 100 years since Jung became the mature Jung. With the publication of the Red Book, we now have an intimate knowledge of the deeply transformative experience that Jung underwent after the break up with Freud. This lecture will give my personal history of reading Jung and what it has meant to me over the past 59 years. Jung's relationship to the deeper layers of the psyche, especially his writings on spiritual questions, relig-ious issues, and questions of individual meaning have been central to my development as a human being and as an analyst. Jung's writings today on the these issues strike a chord with so many who feel lost in our present, fast-moving, technological world. Jung's writings have more relevance today than when he wrote. Dr. Kirsch will discuss his lifetime of dialogue with C.G. Jung.
Thomas B Kirsch, M.D., is a graduate of Yale Medical School (1961) and completed his psychiatric residency at Stanford Medical Center in 1965. A graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, he has served there in many capacities, including being president from 1976 - 1978. From 1977 until 1989 he served as a vice-president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and from 1989 to 1995 as president. He has also been a member of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis since 1976. Author of many papers on dreams, history of analytical psychology, and the analytic relationship, and editor of Jungian sections in encyclopedias and psychoanalytic dictionaries, he has now written The Jungians, a book on the history of analytical psychology. In addition to his private practice, he is on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco and a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the Stanford Medical Center.
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