The God Complex

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The God Complex

A presentation by Dr. Glen Slater

Friday, October 18, 2013 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

Notions of divinity are psychoactive. Whether one is a believer, an atheist, an agnostic or a spiritual seeker, it’s difficult to contemplate questions of God without significant investment in the answers. This lecture will discuss our personal and cultural responses to the God topic. It will show how a Jungian approach can help us negotiate the associated conundrums and controversies. From contemplating the “death of God” to the psychodynamics of fundamentalism and the search for meaning in between, our goal will be a deeper appreciation of the psychological stakes involved.

Glen Slater, Ph.D., has a background in both religious studies and clinical psychology. He moved from Australia to the United States in 1992 and for the past 16 years he has taught Jungian and archetypal psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, California. He edited and introduced the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer, as well as a volume of essays by Pacifica faculty, Varieties of Mythic Experience, and has contributed a number of articles to Spring journal and other Jungian publications.