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Approach the divine from within your reality

This course will contrast Jung’s notion of the Self (the God within) with traditional theistic approaches to the divine. Jung’s approach to spirituality and religion is based on the importance of the individual’s direct experience of the sacred or the holy rather than on belief, doctrine or dogma. In this  course Lionel Corbett will explore the Self, traditional images of God, and the development of your own spirituality.

Number of Classes:

6 Classes

Class Length:

60 min

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6 Video & 6 Audio recordings


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Course Description

This course with Jungian Analyst Lionel Corbett will be a study in contrasts between Jung’s notion of the Self and traditional religions. 

Corbett’s vast knowledge of Jungian psychology, religion, history and mythology, makes for a riveting study of many spiritual ideas in these live classes. 

In psychological language, numinous experiences would be the encounter of a human ego with the Self. For Jung the experience of the holy does not need to take a traditional Judeo-Christian form; what matters is the emotional quality of the experience rather than its specific content. 

In this course, Corbett will describe the range of ways in which the Self may appear within the psyche. He will also discuss the ways in which Jung’s approach avoids the philosophical problems associated with the idea of God found in the Judeo-Christian tradition. 

Jung’s notion of the dark side of the Self in his Answer to Job, and the arguments with theologians this book produced, will also be studied in this course.

Participants are encouraged in this course to describe their personal experience of the Self.

This course is ideal if

  • You are familiar with Jungian psychology
  • You want to explore your own spirituality from a Jungian perspective
  • You want to learn about Jung’s approach to spirituality and the traditional theistic approaches, both the overlap as well as the differences
  • You want to recognize the symbolic manifestations of the Self, or the divine within

Course Overview

Class 1

Jung’s notion of the Self compared to the God of the monotheistic traditions. Jung’s critique of the Christian image of God.  

Class 2 

Belief compared to personal experience of the Self. The need for a new approach to our image of God. The projection of the Self onto external saviors and other people. The ego-Self relationship. The individuation process and the Self. 

Class 3 

Jung’s notion of the relativity of God. Edinger on the New Dispensation. Jung on the Spirit of the Depths. Jung’s Answer to Job. The dark side of the Self. 

Class 4

Symbolic manifestations of the Self. The Self in synchronistic events.

Class 5 

Critiques of Jung’s concept of the Self. Jung on the transformation of the God-Image. Jung’s debate with the theologians. 

Class 6 

Jung and the Biblical tradition. Archetypal themes in religion. The Self, the Unus Mundus, and the implicate order of quantum mechanics. Post-modern approaches to the Self. Jung’s idea of the Self in the light of his early relationships. Jung’s view of the emerging God-image.

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By the end of this course you will

  • Recognize the symbolic, intrapsychic manifestations of the Self.
  • Recognize the influence of early family dynamics on your image of God
  • Recognize the ways in which your image of God has transformed over time.
  • Recognize the importance of people’s spiritual life as it affects their mental health.
  • Understand the relationship between a clients’ image of God and their personal psychology.


We here at Jung Platform want to make these programs available to anyone. If you would love to participate yet can’t pay for the full course, then please send us an email at [email protected] and describe why you feel you qualify for a scholarship, how much you can pay, and what you will do to help the Jung Platform promote this and other programs.

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