The C.G. Jung Society of Colorado
Fall 2019 Lecture Series
Please note our location and our format:
All lectures will be held at the Park Hill United Church of Christ, at 2600 Leyden Street, on the northeast corner of 26th Avenue and Leyden Street. The entrance to the sanctuary, where the lectures are held, is on Leyden Street just north of the Montessori playground.
There is plenty of parking available on Leyden Street. The sanctuary entrance is on one level and is handicapped accessible.
Cost: free to members, $15 at the door, $10 students and seniors
The Jung Society will be presenting lectures this academic year for the FALL SEMESTER ONLY. We will be taking a much-needed hiatus during the spring 2020 semester. We hope to see you at our lectures this fall! Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy social time and refreshments with us.
Archetypes, Propaganda and Conspiracy Theories
a lecture by Vladislav Šolc
November 1st, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.
Is global warming a hoax? Is Earth actually flat? Is the CIA responsible for the attack on the WTC in New York? Why do many believe various bizarre theories despite the wealth of counter-evidence? Conspiracy theories have been gradually occupying larger domains of cultural and political life. The rise of fake news, alternative facts, and conspiracy theories, along with fundamentalism, fanaticism, and propaganda from around the world calls for a no-holds-barred depth psychological exploration.
This lecture will explore depth-psychological phenomena and dynamics underlying religious extremism, fundamentalism and its parallels to conspiracism. Inadequate and non-credible representations of numinous energies in consciousness can unwittingly contribute to the creation of structures with notable mythological parallels. This phenomenon that Jung referred to as an “axiom of psychology” can explain both the archetypal nature of conspiracism and its resistance to rational correction. We will explore how the Self influences the way one holds onto the radical creed, and Vladislavwill introduce some mythological themes and explore other patterns consistent with Dark religion.
Vladislav Šolc, M.S., is a psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst practicing in Glendale, WI. He received training from the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and Charles University in Prague. Vlado lives in constant awe about the miracle of existence. He is an author of four depth psychology-oriented books published in Czech Republic:Psyche, Matrix, Reality; The Father Archetype, In the Name of God – Fanaticism from Perspective of Depth Psychology, Dark Religion (with George Didier).
Our sister group, The C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado is an official Training Society of the IAAP. Please check out their news and programming at http://www.junginstituteofcolorado.com
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO SPRING 2020 LECTURES! WE WILL BE TAKING A ONE SEMESTER HIATUS!
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