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Western Alchemy and Christianity
We look at Jung’s discovery of alchemy, which emerged as an experience without a name, in his work on the Red Book. With his lover and companion, Toni Wolff, Jung shared his journey, which also became her journey, and another dimension of Christianity opened up. It was hidden beneath the surface of orthodoxy and theology in Western Alchemy.
The Secret of Love in Alchemy
The journey through the Red Book is essentially a journey through the unknown, through darkness. As Jung warned us, it is best not to take the journey alone. This implies relatedness or Eros rather than a heroic attitude. The struggle to evolve this feminine quality in our era is a genuine effort of transformation. It requires an objective attitude and takes us into the demanding feeling qualities of individuation and away from a more rational personal development.
Speaker: Brenda Crowther
Brenda Crowther is a senior Jungian analyst trained at the Guild of Analytical Psychology in London and at the Centre for Depth Psychology in Switzerland. She is a member of the Association of Jungian Analysts and is a training analyst with the Jung Institute in Zürich. She gives many international conferences in USA, Switzerland, UK and Germany, and has written many articles. She lives in Foix, in the French Pyrenees. Her speciality is the relationship of alchemy to Eros.