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All You Need Is Love: Jung Meets The Beatles in the Global Village of ‘Generalized Media Disorder,’ Dissociation, and ‘Disindividuation’ A workshop with Royce Froehlich

  • Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom

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  • Members who are either seniors over 65 or full time students

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This program will NOT be recorded

C.G. Jung was sensitive to the technological transformations happening in the world around him. In various writings, he addresses what is arguably the most important question of our age: What is the effect of technology on the psyche? A question, which, he admits, "is not at all easy to answer." 

The Red Book, in which the word ‘’love” appears 300 times, came into being during the unprecedented technological horror of the First World War. Jung’s later writings reverberate from the aftershock of the Second, as he looked for a way to show his readers that it is most important to understand how love brings opposites together. 

Media theorist Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase “Global Village,” which was actualized in the Summer of 1967 through the first live, worldwide satellite broadcast, in which he and the Beatles were featured, and during which The Beatles performed “All You Need is Love.” Together with Jung, McLuhan, and The Beatles, we will look at how the degree of human interface with electronic communications technology can be a barometer of individual and collective consciousness. 

Royce Froehlich, Ph.D., M.Div., LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.  He holds a master’s degree in media studies from the New School for Social Research and spent twenty years working as an audio engineer for ABC Radio Networks.  He then entered the dual-degree program at the Columbia University School of Social Work and the Union Theological Seminary, where he earned master’s degrees in clinical social work and divinity.  He completed his doctoral work at the European Graduate School, earning a Ph.D. in philosophy, art, and critical thinking.  His dissertation was on "C.G. Jung, Media, and Disindividuation."  Dr. Froehlich trained as a Jungian analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where he is now an instructor, supervisor, and training analyst.  He also serves on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology in New York City and sits on the Executive Board of the Philemon Foundation.

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