The I Ching—Oracle and Book of Wisdom, presented by Dennis Merritt, LCSW, PhD

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The I Ching—Oracle and Book of Wisdom, presented by Dennis Merritt, LCSW, PhD

Time: February 21, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm
Location: Orange, CA
Phone: 714-964-5741
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: C.G. Jung Club of Orange County
Latest Activity: Feb 11

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Sunday, February 21, 2021, 4-6 pm PST

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REGISTRATION with your email address is REQUIRED.  You will not be admitted to the Zoom session unless you have registered.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link and other information about joining the meeting.

This program will be recorded and made available ​for free ​to anyone, along with a transcript, via a link on the Past Programs page of our website.

The I Ching is one of the oldest and most profound books of wisdom whose origins go back to Chinese shamanism and prototypical Chinese ideograms. Jung, who used it extensively, described the I Ching as a book of archetypal imagery first assembled in 1050 BCE. Every major Chinese thinker, artist, and philosopher had been influenced by I Ching until the modern era. One can put a question to the book and via synchronicity get a meaningful answer. Examples will be given to illustrate how the book can be used personally and in the therapeutic setting for guidance on relationships, difficult life situations, and psychological and spiritual development. Links will be made between dream imagery and the hexagrams in the I Ching.

Dennis Merritt, LCSW, PhD, has a PhD from Berkeley in insect pathology, microbial control of insect pests; an MA in Humanistic Psychology from Sonoma State; and is a graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute - Zurich. He is the author of the four volumes of The Dairy Farmer’s Guide to the Universe - Jung, Hermes, and Ecopsychology. He began studying and using the I Ching in 1975 and his 1983 Jung Institute thesis was titled “Synchronicity Experiments with the I Ching and their relevance to the Theory of Evolution”. His published article “Use of the I Ching in the Analytic Setting” has been translated into Chinese and the lecture “Hexagrams from the I Ching appearing in the Dreams of a Western Man” is available through the Chicago Jung Institute. and


The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County provides quality educational programs designed to promote the study and discussion of Jungian Psychology, also known as Analytical Psychology.  The programs elaborate and amplify the ideas of C.G. Jung by exploring diverse perspectives of Jungian Psychology, as well as a wide range of subjects studied by Jung and his followers, such as mythology and comparative religion.  We seek to understand the human psyche through the psychological theories and therapeutic methods pioneered by C.G. Jung and the current use of Jungian concepts by contemporary Jungian analysts.

For information about obtaining CEs for this program visit our CE page

For more information about the Jung Club of Orange County, visit the Club's website

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