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The Talks of Dr. Lionel Corbett – 4 – Problem of Evil

Greetings everyone –

Continuing with the series of Talks of Dr. Lionel Corbett, this coming Wednesday May 27, we will be producing our fourth talk: The Problem of Evil.

This lecture will discuss the sources of evil from the point of view of both individual and social psychology. We will compare traditional religious views of evil with psychological approaches. In particular, we will look at the developmental factors that predispose to evil behavior from the point of view of Jungian theory and psychoanalytic theory. We will discuss Jung’s notion of the dark side of the Self, or archetypal evil, and its relationship to the personal shadow.

Each of Lionel Corbett’s talks will be recorded, streamed live on YouTube, and available later on in the day on YouTube and other web platforms for subsequent viewing.  To participate in the recording session and to have an opportunity to ask Dr. Corbett questions, please register to attend the talk for Wednesday morning, May 27 from 9:30AM to 11:30AM PST.  Working closely with author, professor and religious scholar, Dr. F. Gard Jameson, my good friend and Myth Salon colleague Dr. Will Linn and I are seeking to explore new frontiers of scholarship during the time of everyone’s home confinement.  These Zoom sessions are working sessions where Dr. Corbett delivers material sufficient for an hour of edited material.    

Lionel Corbett, MD, is a Jungian Psychoanalyst, trained in medicine and psychiatry in England, as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago.  His work is based on the idea of interconnectivity, that by working in groups on individual material, we bring transformative consciousness to the greater whole.  Dr. Corbett is a founding member and Executive Director of Psyche and the Sacred: A Contemplative Community (PSCC, est. 2016), a non-profit community that gathers through lectures and dreamwork seminars.  Dr. Corbett is core-faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute where he teaches depth psychology in the Depth, Archetypal and Jungian Studies, and Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices doctoral programs. A renowned international scholar, he has written and presented professional papers at APA and Jungian conferences in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.  He has authored five books: Psyche and The Sacred, The Religious Function of the Psyche, The Sacred Cauldron: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice, The Soul in Anguish: Psychotherapeutic approaches to Suffering, and Understanding Evil: A Psychotherapist’s Guide. Dr. Corbett is also co-editor of Jung and Aging, Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field, Psychology at the Threshold, and Psyche’s Stories: Jungian Interpretations of Fairy Tales.

The Talks of Dr. Lionel Corbett are deeply engaging and these zoom sessions offer a rare opportunity to participate in the coming together of a fascinating lecture series that will enrich students, scholars, healers and practitioners for many years to come. 

Here is the link for: The Talks of Dr. Lionel Corbett #4 – The Problem of Evil

When: Wednesday May 27, 2020 9:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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