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The God-Image: From Antiquity to Jung, The C.G. Jung Birthday Fundraising Lecture with Lionel Corbett

  • Saturday, July 23, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom



This program WILL be recorded

Registrants will receive the recording for free for 31 days. Only the speaker will be recorded. For privacy reasons, no participants or Q&A will be recorded.

The Jung Society of Washington presents our annual celebration of the birthday of Carl Jung (July 24) with a free lecture by the internationally known and highly regarded Jungian author and analyst Dr. Lionel Corbett. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, especially the way in which personal religious experience is relevant to individual psychology; the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice; and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Google him!

Our program is a free program and a fundraiser — a gift to all who need or want one and an expression of thanks to our Jung Society of Washington community.  We’re offering it free to people who want to dip their toes into Jung, but can’t commit, or to people who just need a free program for whatever reason.  These last few years we all just need a little support sometimes, and we want you to know that we are delighted and grateful to have you with us!

We are also asking that if this is not the time that you need support, that you consider supporting us with a donation.  As you know, the Pandemic, a terrible scourge, has caused us to put all our programs online. This transition, despite its origin, has given us a wonderful opportunity to join other organizations providing programs to a worldwide community of Jungians, would-be Jungians, and a wide range of participants varied by age, education, and country of origin.  We are delighted to welcome people through Zoom that may not be in Washington, D.C., and we are glad to have all comers!

Sometimes people reach to us for economic support to join our programs.  Donations offered in thanks for this lecture will support our Annual Fund, a portion of which supports of our "scholarship fund,” allowing us to extend programs to people who are otherwise not able to join us.  If ever we have doubted, these past years have convinced us of the critica importance of the inner journey.

Please join us.  Your presence and your generosity are greatly appreciated.  As always — and we can't say this often enough — we thank you for your continued participation in and support of the Jung Society of Washington.

* You will receive your donation letter via email after the program. 

Program Description:

Jung’s discovery that the psyche contains an innate God-image, a divine essence, avoids many of the problems associated with anthropomorphic, patriarchal God-images. Using examples from people’s personal experiences, we will describe and discuss a variety of ways in which the Self manifests itself in dreams, visions, and synchronicities. We will also discuss Jung’s idea that the Self has a dark side that is responsible for suffering and evil, as well as describe the ways in which this contrasts with the Christian God-image.  

These ideas are also explored in depth in Dr. Corbett’s most recent book:


Zoom links will be shared at 3pm ET on Friday, July 22 (the day before the program).

If you register after this time, please expect your Zoom link by 10pm on Friday July 22. 

Registration closes by 9pm on Friday, July 22

Zoom links will be shared about 24 hours before the program start time. Registration closes before Zoom links are shared. If you do not receive your link 24 hours in advance, please reach out asap directly to

By agreeing to enroll in an online program offered by the Jung Society of Washington, you are also agreeing to comply with our terms. This means that you cannot record (through internal or external devices) the audio, visuals (photos), or  any videos of the program. The intellectual property belongs to the presenter, and we ask you not to violate this policy. Also, we highly value the anonymity of the content of the program, of the presenters, and of individuals present in the program, and hope that everyone can contribute to a respectful and trust-building online environment. Thank you!


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