Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm (Central Time)

The Alchemy and Art of Illumination

Presenter: Jungian Analyst Stanton Marlan, PhD, ABPP, FABP


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Alchemy has been viewed within the context of the history of natural science as a primitive form of chemistry. Yet a natural scientific approach has shed little light on the mythical, esoteric and symbolic attributes of alchemy, which are intrinsic parts of the alchemical imagination. From the larger perspective of the history of the human spirit, these neglected aspects of alchemy have been seen by Jung as a precursor to his depth psychology and as vital dimensions of an ancent religious and spiritual philosophy, the goal of which is not simply the transformation of lead into gold, but the transformation of earthly man into an illuminated philosopher.

Stanton Marlan is a Jungian Analyst, President of the Pittsburgh Society of Jungian Analysts and adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Duquesne University of Holy Spirit. He holds two PhD in Clinical Psychology and Philosophy and is the author of The Black Sun: The Alchemy and the Art of Darkness, C. G. Jung and the Alchemical Imagination: Passages into the Mysteries of Psyche and Soul, Jung's Philosophy of Alchemy: Psyche and the Mercurial Play of Image and Idea (in press) and is now working on a book to be entitled The Philosophers' Stone: The Alchemy and Art of Illumination.

Non-members $10, free to Jung Society members.
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1.5 CE credit hours for LPCs and Social Workers, additional $10

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the morning of the program.

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