An Introduction to Carl Jung & Psychedelics
A Free Introductory Course Exploring Jung and Psychedelics
Free 5-Week Online Course with Johanna Hilla-Maria Sopanen
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Carl Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychoanalyst and author. Most popularly known for his relations with Freud, Jung's fundamental influence for the analytical psychology movement continues to reiterate the importance of his legacy. Today, Jung is remembered for his work with dreams, and for popularizing concepts such as collective unconscious and archetypes. Although Jung never experimented with psychoactive substances, he can be considered a true explorer of the mind. The wealth of his knowledge is transmitted in his numerous books, most recently with the 2009 publication of the Red Book.
As one of the key figures in the history of psychology, Jung also plays a central role in the ongoing psychedelic renaissance. Since Jung's psychological theories revolve around understanding the unconscious material of the psyche, its applicability to the psychedelic experience is an exciting, yet largely unexplored realm.
During the five-week course, students will receive an introduction to Jung and his life and learn how analytical psychology may deepen one's understanding of altered states of consciousness. Students will learn about concepts such as the collective unconscious, archetypes, the shadow, and the process of individuation. By exploring Jung's life, the students will gain an insight into the foundations of his theories, and for their implications in the present moment.
Important information about the course
This course will only be offered to the first 100 participants that sign up. You will receive a follow-up email in the coming week about course access. This course will be held virtually through Zoom. The webinars will be live.
Johanna Hilla-Maria Sopanen is a student of psychology and religious studies (University of Groningen, The Netherlands). She has studied in a Jungian institute in Buenos Aires and written her Master dissertation in the recently published Red Book by Carl Jung. During her personal excavations of the unconscious, she discovered the wealth of parallels of psychedelic states and writings of Carl Jung. This course is the culmination of that thought.