Psychology and Life
Jung Center Authors: A Virtual Book Club Part III (LIVESTREAMING)
Event detailsGet to know the work of some of The Jung Center’s outstanding writers. Several Houston-based authors who teach at the Center have recently released significant books, and together we'll discuss a few of these rich readings.
Our third reading in this series is The Ethical Imagination: Exploring Fantasy and Desire in Analytical Psychology, by Sean Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Jung Center (available to order for home delivery from the Center's bookstore). Based on Fitzpatrick’s doctoral dissertation at Saybrook University, this is a probing study of the morality of imagination, the ethical dimension of our personal and collective fantasies. Ranging through philosophy, Jungian theory, literary works, film, popular culture and encounters in the consulting room, Fitzpatrick explores psychological dimensions of ethical decisions and aims to distill practical principles for moral action.
Readings for discussion:
July 23: Preface, Chapters 1 & 2 (pp. xii-50)
July 30: Chapters 3 & 4 (pp. 51-94)
August 6: Chapters 5 & 6 (pp. 95-132); Recommended viewing: Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut
August 13: Chapter 7 & 8 (pp. 133-154) (Dr. Fitzpatrick will join us for this session.)
We are offering this class for free. As a nonprofit organization, we welcome any donation that might be meaningful and affordable for you at this time.
This livestreaming program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event.
All times are CDT. Please contact Mary Oleyar at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Learn more about online learning.
Get to know the work of some of The Jung Center’s outstanding writers.
About the instructor
Mark Ryan, an historian of American thought, holds a Ph.D. from Yale, where he taught for 22 years and was a residential college dean. At Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico, he served as a professor, dean of the colleges, and director of the graduate program in United States studies. A certified practitioner of Holotropic Breathwork, his most recent book is A Different Dimension: Reflections on the History of Transpersonal Thought.
Date & time
July 23, 2020
Number of sessions
Continuing Education Units
- July 23, 2020 19:00 Jung Center Authors: A Virtual Book Club (Part III) - Day 1
- July 30, 2020 19:00 Jung Center Authors: A Virtual Book Club (Part III) - Day 2
- August 6, 2020 19:00 Jung Center Authors: A Virtual Book Club (Part III) - Day 3
- August 13, 2020 19:00 Jung Center Authors: A Virtual Book Club (Part III) - Day 4
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