This is a continuation of Friday's Lecture
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We are particularly pleased to provide an introduction to the Kabbalah, its symbolism, its worldview, and its relevance to archetypal psychology and the practice of psychotherapy. Topics to be explored include the role and relevance of the Kabbalah to Jung’s thinking; Jung’s 1944 “Kabbalistic Visions”; and the application of Kabbalistic principles, symbols, and archetypes to the development of an archetypal, humanistic, and integrative approach to psychotherapy.
Kabbalistic dream interpretation in the Zohar and its anticipation of Jungian dream analysis will also be explored. The Kabbalistic theosophy of Isaac Luria (1534-72) will be interpreted from a Jungian/archetypal point of view and will be shown to provide a basis for a unique set of contemporary therapeutic ideas and approaches. Throughout the program, the relevance of Kabbalistic symbolism and ideas to contemporary psychology, philosophy, theology, and psychotherapy, as well as to the conduct of daily living, will be emphasized.
Sanford L. Drob is on the Core Faculty of the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California and the C. G. Jung Institute in New York. He holds doctorates in philosophy and clinical psychology and served for many years as the Director of Psychological Assessment and Senior Forensic Psychologist at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Dr. Drob is the author of numerous professional articles in clinical, forensic and philosophical psychology. His Reading the Red Book: An Interpretive Guide to C. G. Jung’s Liber Novus was published by Spring Journal Books in June 2012. Dr. Drob’s other books include Kabbalistic Visions: C. G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism (Spring Journal Books, 2010), Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialog (Peter Lang, 2009), and Archetype of the Absolute: The Unity of Opposites in Mysticism, Philosophy and Psychology (Fielding University Press 2017). He is also a narrative painter whose work encompasses archetypal themes. His oil paintings can be seen at www.sanforddrobart.com.
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