A Jungian Approach to the Afterlife; Experts at the Asheville Jung Center Presents “Re-Visioning the Dead” on Saturday, September 21st

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Murray Stein and John Hill present on the topic of the afterlife which is intriguing as there is not a person on the earth who knows what happens after death with certainty. Join the Asheville Jung Center live online on 9/21/13 for this riveting Jungian discussion.

The Asheville Jung Center will host "Re-Visioning the Dead: Alive in the Afterlife" on September 21st at 12 p.m. ET. In this seminar, the afterlife is the topic as it is examined under the scope of Analytical Psychology. The presentation will be held online and will feature John Hill and Murray Stein who are Jungian Training analysts at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich. The Asheville Jung Center was founded in 2008 to advance the psychology of Carl Jung and promote an international Jungian community. It is affiliated with innerQuest Psychiatry and Counseling, a regional psychiatrist group.

It has often been said that sex was repressed in the 19th century and death in the 20th. John Hill asks, “Can we reverse the wheel of history and cherish in our times the dreams, visions, beliefs, and rituals of our ancestors that paid homage to the afterlife? They spared no means in erecting visible signs of a continued presence of the dead among the living. The vast burial mounds of Neolithic culture, the great pyramids of Egypt, the wooden stretchers of Native Americans were visible signs and tangible embodiments of a continuous universe, inspiring great works of art that survived the ravages of time. It is much harder to find signs of the dead in the high-rise edifices of corporate society, five-star hotels or temples of consumption. We need to hold on to our dreams and visions of an afterlife, even if our cultural environment remains skeptical.” Murray Stein, Former President of the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, will also be on hand to help aid the fruitful discussion and answer questions.

In this seminar on the afterlife, John Hill will explore the great traditions that preserved not only a living memory of the dead, but also succeeded in making the afterlife tangible and credible. He will present contemporary dreams and visions that have kept alive those earlier practices and will give examples from his own life and from his practice. He believes that we need a much more open and imaginative approach to life after life. Hopefully the seminar will succeed in bringing to consciousness what Jung implied in the following quote:

“A man should be able to say he has done his best to form a conception of life after death, or to create some image of it—even if he must confess his failure. Not to have done so is a vital loss. For the question that is posed to him is the age-old heritage of humanity: an archetype, rich in secret life, which seeks to add itself to our own individual life in order to make it whole.” - C. G. Jung, , Memories, Dreams, Reflections. (New York: Vintage, [1961]1963), p. 329.

Join the Asheville Jung Center on Saturday, September 21st, at 12 p.m. ET for the live online seminar. Seats are limited so please register soon!

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