Jung and Alchemy: FREE INTRO CLASS for the Upcoming 8-week College Level Course

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Jung and Alchemy: FREE INTRO CLASS for the Upcoming 8-week College Level Course

Time: October 14, 2017 from 1pm to 2:30pm
Location: "Online"
Event Type: free intro to 8-week college level course—times listed are u.s pt
Organized By: Depth Alliance and James R. Newell, PhD
Latest Activity: Oct 15

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Jung conducted an exhaustive study of the ancient practice of alchemy and believed alchemists experienced an inner transformation while exploring the mysterious chemical substances that they studied.

Jung’s understanding of the unconscious as expressed through the imagery and texts of the alchemists has far-reaching implications for modern people.

For Jung, ancient alchemical texts provide us with a wealth of symbolic insight into the human mind and human behaviors that continue to be vitally relevant today.

This online course begins with a free 90-minute introductory class, followed by 8 college-level modules that introduce you to the essentials of Jung's understanding of the importance of alchemical symbolism. In the 8-wk course, each meeting will include a presentation and explanation of some aspect of Jung’s understanding of alchemy, a discussion and Q&A session, as well as a wealth of resources for further study through our online learning platform.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get a solid understanding of Jung’s work with alchemy and the importance of alchemical symbolism for modern people!

In the 8 wk course, participants will

  • Learn the historical context of the practice of alchemy from ancient Egypt to the Enlightenment era, from the perspective of both the history of science and the history of religions
  • Learn how/why Jung became interested in alchemy and many of the details of his publications on the subject
  • Learn how to understand and recognize alchemical symbolism in dreams and active imagination work
  • Learn how alchemical symbolism can help us understand the individuation process in ourselves and others
  • Discover a wealth of resources for deepening understanding of alchemy from a Jungian perspective
  • Have an opportunity to complete online assignments toward earning a certificate of completion (certificate may be used as credit toward future certification in depth psychology through Depth Psychology Alliance)


James R. Newell, PhD, (Vanderbilt University) is a board member of Depth Alliance and an educator, counselor, personal coach, and professional musician. James teaches online courses on world religions for Central Michigan University, Thomas Edison State University, and other schools. James earned a master’s in Pastoral Counseling and Theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School, with a focus on Jungian psychology. He earned a PhD in History of Religions from Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion

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NOTE: The Earlybird discount for the 8-week course has been extended to October 16 due to the number of requests we received! Please register soon to take advantage of the extension.

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