Wednesdays, August 31–October 5, 2016 6:30–8:30 p.m.
“Since it is universally believed that man is merely what his consciousness knows of itself, he regards himself as harmless and so adds stupidity to iniquity. He does not deny that terrible things have happened and still go on happening, but it is always ‘the others’ who do them…we prefer to localize evil in individual criminals or groups or criminals, while washing our hands in innocence and ignoring the general proclivity to evil. This sanctimoniousness cannot be kept up in the long run, because the evil, as experience shows, lies in man.”
What Carl Jung wrote in the wake of WWII and the atomic age remains no less relevant today, as racial and political division and violence plague our society. Following the sold-out seminar on Jung’s Red Book, this Delve will explore a collection of Jung’s essays on topics such as ethics, good and evil, the psychological value of dreams, marriage as a psychological relationship, synchronicity, and much more.
Guide: Satya Doyle Byock is a Jungian psychotherapist in private practice in downtown Portland. Her previous Delve Seminars have included Joseph Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces and Carl Jung’s Red Book. Her essays and nonfiction have been published in Psychological Perspectives, Oregon Humanities, The Hairpin, and elsewhere. Her essay “Going Astray” was listed as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays, 2015.