Many scholars consider jung's work to be theological in its own right as such, he was influential upon the thought of noted phenomenologist of religion mircea eliade (see the phenomenological tab for more information on eliade) humanistic psychology and religion were brought together by such thinkers. This collection of three lectures given by carl jung in 1937 presents an early version of his mature view on the role of the unconscious in formulating religious symbols the three foci of this book are a case study of a neurotic man plagued by irrational fears of cancer, a natural history of the generation of religious symbols,. Jung believed religion was a profound, psychological response to the unknown-- both the inner self and the outer worlds--and he understood christianity to be a profound meditation on the meaning of the life of jesus of nazareth within the context of hebrew spirituality and the biblical worldview. This article, by dr pravin thevathasan mrcpsych is an expose of the errors of jungian psychology especially with regard to its interpretation of christianity his doctoral thesis was a study of a young medium, a cousin of his, who in her trances claimed that she was possessed by the personality of a much older man. Practice of the jewish religion will be presented from the perspective of phenomenology the final section focus an examination of jung's perspective on rationalism and its place in man's search for a sense of decidedly phenomenological approach to understanding the world, cosmos and jewish faith. And third, by way of a careful examination of the synchronicity theory in relation to the process jung terms individuation, an examination in which considerable case material is presented, the specific import of this seminal concept for jung's psychology of religion is disclosed robert aziz, phd , is a therapist in private. Specifically, it examines edward gorey's the object lesson and shel silverstein's the missing piece as exemplary texts for this explication to further explicate jung's theory of individuation using taoism and zen buddhism as a way of understanding spirituality (as differentiated from religion) in children's. This, i believe, comes across in jung's own writings, and can be examined in detail in books like murray stein's jung's treatment of christianity if we know no more than what is knowable by jung's psychology, then jung's psychology is as much of a religion as any religion can be, and indeed, is more of one because it is.
Psychology is a big field, and a christian counselor needs to examine a variety of psychological theories the following is a review of jung's jung's theory embraces religion – albeit as a psychological concept – and focuses more on meaning than on biological determination jung believed that people are shaped by their. Before i present jung's analysis of religion a critical examination of these methodological premises seems warranted jung's use of the concept of truth is not tenable he states that “truth is a fact and not a judgement,” that “an elephant is true because it exists” but he forgets that truth always and necessarily refers to a. In contrast to traditional psychological study, in the psychology of religion, this call for strict methodology does not pose the same problems research done on the psychology of religion seeks to gain a greater understanding of the human factors in religious phenomena, and not focus on social, cultural,.
A summary of jung on religion in 9 key points including his ideas on numinous, individuation, notion of god, notion of evil and jesus christ. It only remains to mention in passing that to my knowledge no- thing of this scope has yet been undertaken a much more modest attempt at a bibliographical study on jung and religion was compiled in 1956 by strunk (345), but contained no more than a dozen entries of secondary material, most of which were lifted out. It is not by coincidence that the key figures in the psychology of religion-william james, rudolph otto, carl jung, and erik erikson-each fought a lifelong batt. Nevertheless, jung saw that for some people the structure of a church was an adequate psychic container, and he was content to end a therapy if the patient returned to, or joined, a religious community (cf jung, 1946, the psychology of the transference, cw 16, paras 390-391 cf clark, 2012, understanding religion.
In his essay “psychology and religion” jung provides a definition of numinosum: “ a dynamic rudolf otto's study of the concept of holiness appealed to jung because otto took it out of the realm of theory and brought it into the realm of feelings, sensory experience and personal events in individual lives otto gave jung. Emile durkheim and c g jung: structuring a transpersonal sociology of religion [article originally appeared in the journal for the scientific study of religion, 1990, 29(4), 482-495] susan f greenwood, retired university of maine religion is a prevalent theme in the works of both emile durkheim and. A complex is a collection of thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and memories that focus on a single concept the more elements attached to the archetypes (jung, 1947) are images and thoughts which have universal meanings across cultures which may show up i dreams, literature, art or religion jung believes symbols from.
Vocabulaire de l'hindouisme which inspires jung's concept of anima, the feminine essence  jung, c g (1938) psychology and religion new haven: tantric buddhism directs the divine aspect of tantra towards an esoteric and spiritual power the jungian technique refers to buddhist concepts such as. Understanding religion and spirituality in clinical practice is a volume in the clinical practice monograph series from the society of analytical psychology it is for therapists to examine their own image of god and their own understanding of spirituality, so that they can distinguish these from those of their patients.
Sions are religious in character it became clear to us, as i had suspected, that there are no clear and easy answers to such questions by speaking of what he called the objective psy- che, jung attempted to overcome, or at least temper, the sub- jectivity that is an essential ingredient of religion but the issues of how to talk. There, he was exposed to numerous fields of study, including biology, paleontology, religion and archaeology, before finally settling on medicine jung graduated the in it, jung examined the unconscious mind and tried to understand the symbolic meaning of its contents in the process, the work also took.
The focus of the question is about the different understandings of the role of god the answer given by this candidate clearly addresses this focus throughout the essay, relevant and accurate information is used the repetition of the focus phrase in the paragraphs keeps the candidate on track, and so guides them into. In understanding jung's view of religion, one must take into account the religious milieu into which he was born that jung's inability to engage his father in an intellectual examination of religion may have prompted him to turn his inquiry to other problems beyond the scope of traditional religion (ellenberger, 1970, pp. Most importantly its conjoining of religion and psychotherapy is widely accepted as a legitimate means of healing troubled souls after considering its applications and value, i will also examine the limits and possible adverse effects of this approach for our understanding of religion and the psyche in today's.