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This presentation explores with symbolic care Jung's first mandala (1916), entitled "Systema Munditotius." Its relevance for Jung's historical time, as well as for his own personal life and work, receive careful attention.
We will explore the foundation of Jung's later creativity, richly symbolized in this 1916 painting from the depths of his night sea journey. Questions concerning the pertinence of the mandala to our contemporary world chaos these 100-plus years later, are also entertained.
Slides illustrating each facet of Jung's descriptions of the mandala's vivid representations bring his experience and meaning closer to us. Discussion from participants as we digest the wealth of Jung's imagery is warmly encouraged.
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J. Gary Sparks is a 1982 diploma graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute-Zürich. He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity and Jung's Spiritual Testament, Valley of Diamonds: Adventures in Number and Time with Marie Louise von Franz, and Carl Jung and Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning of Inner Work. As a contributor to the recent Zürich publication of Jung's Red Book for Our Time, he finds endless wealth in Jung's inner creative journey. In addition, his interests include: the state of feminine consciousness; the healthy purpose of darkness, depression, failure, and despair; the development and use of creative imagination; the relationship between an individual and society; and the parallels between the new physics and Jung's psychology. He lives and practices in Indianapolis
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