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The God-Image in Jung and the Monotheisms:
A Study in Contrast
Presented by Lionel Corbett, MDSunday, December 18, 2022,
11 am – 1 pm PST (UTC -8)


Register for this program.
After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPS as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Register for 2 CE hours $15 payable;
more information on our Continuing Education page.

This program will also be recorded and made available for free to anyone, along with a transcript, via a link on the Past Programs page of our website.


This lecture will contrast Jung’s notion of the Self with traditional theistic approaches to the divine. Describing the range of ways in which the Self may appear within the psyche, we will explore the ways in which Jung’s approach avoids the philosophical problems associated with the idea of God found in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and will show how Jung’s approach allows the development of a personal spirituality rather than one based on doctrine and dogma. We will also examine Jung’s notion of the dark side of the Self in his Answer to Job, and the arguments with theologians this book produced.

Dr. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of six 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; Understanding Evil: A Guide for Psychotherapists; and The God-Image: From Antiquity to Jung. He is the co-editor of four volumes of collected papers: Psyche’s Stories; Depth Psychology, Meditations in the Field; Psychology at the Threshold; and Jung and Aging.

Purchase Dr. Corbett’s book The God-Image: From Antiquity to Jung on Amazon

Learning objectives:

  • Compare Jung’s notion of the Self to the traditional theistic approaches to the divine.
  • List three ways in which the Self may appear within the psyche.
  • Explain how the influence of early family dynamics influences a person’s image of God and how it can be transformed.

The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County provides quality educational programs designed to promote the study and discussion of Jungian psychology, also known as Analytical Psychology.  The programs elaborate and amplify the ideas of C.G. Jung by exploring diverse perspectives of Jungian psychology, as well as a wide range of subjects studied by Jung and his followers, such as mythology and comparative religion.  We seek to understand the human psyche through the psychological theories and therapeutic methods pioneered by C.G. Jung and the current use of Jungian concepts by contemporary Jungian analysts.

Continuing Education Credits

The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs. The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.

Our programs include Zoom’s live transcription feature which automatically provides running captions.  To request other disability accommodations, contact mail@junginoc.org.

If you are not satisfied with this program, please submit your grievance to mail@junginoc.org.

For more information about the Jung Club of Orange County, visit the Club’s website