The C.G. Jung Foundation and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York have announced their Jungian Advanced Seminar for Spring 2013, beginning January 30, offering "Goethe's Faust: A Gateway to the World of C.G. Jung." Classes will be held Wednesday nights, from 7 to 8:30. Tuition costs $475.
From the course description:
"Faust was Jung's heritage. For all who claim to be Jungian,
it will also be theirs."
Few literary works provide such a comprehensive and authoritative image of the challenges of individual existence in modern Western culture as Goethe's Faust does. This masterwork of German literature was profoundly significant to C.G. Jung and to the evolution of analytical psychology. Jung's thoughts on Faust are woven throughout his Collected Works and letters.
Archetypal figures and events from Faust will guide us in our attempt to understand the psyche of modern humanity. While Goethe's play will be our primary source, we will also use selected imagery from literature and opera to elucidate Faustian dynamics.
While we focus on Goethe's Faust as a poetic vision of the psyche of modern man, we will also explore its relevance for a post-modern world and the trajectory and telos of Jung's vision for the evolution of psyche.
Instructor: Heide M. Kolb, MA, LCSW, NCPsyA
Bro. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, of course, was the German author/philosopher remembered maybe mostly for Faust. And Faust, of course, is his take on the timeless theme of man making a deal with the devil.
I realize this course isn't for everyone, but I thought I should mention it.