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Vlado Solc, M.S., LCPC, CSAC, ICS, Jungian Analyst
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28 | 5:00 – 6:15pm Central Time
5 CEs Available
This online course explores the psychological dynamics and root causes of radical beliefs, including cults, extreme religions, and conspiracy theories. Participants will engage in an in-depth psychological analysis, examining the dynamics of entanglement in the unconscious energies of the Self.
Coined by the author, the term “Dark Religion” includes fanatical, radical, and extreme belief systems, leading to significant conflicts on both personal and cultural levels, including terrorism, possessions, and wars.
The concept of Dark Religion reveals that spirituality is an intrinsic dimension of human life, fulfilling one of its most essential needs. However, it takes a troubling turn into the “dark” when it denies, ignores, or separates itself from its vital roots. The course examines the dynamics between ego-consciousness and unconscious contents from the perspective of Jungian psychology.
Key Course Topics
Understanding Dark Religion: Explore how spirituality turns “dark” when disconnected from its vital roots, leading to the development of extreme belief systems.
Exploring Various Ego-Self Dynamics: Investigate unhealthy, non-credible relationships to unconscious contents resulting in projection, identification, alienation, inflation, or possession.
Psychological and Mythological Dimensions: Examine mythological and clinical parallels of the phenomena of Dark Religion. Explore psychological dynamics underlying conspiracism and other non-credible representations of numinous energies in consciousness. The course will also explore possible reasons why the ego clings to dark religions and self-deceptive beliefs. What constitutes excessive or unhealthy adherence?
This course offers a comprehensive examination of the psychological underpinnings of radical beliefs, providing participants with valuable insights into the complex interplay of psychology, spirituality, and societal challenges in the 21st century.
After completing this course, participants will:
Participants will leave this course with the ability to articulate and differentiate fundamental Jungian concepts, recognize and analyze psychological phenomena, interpret symbolism in various contexts, and apply their knowledge in practical dream analysis. This comprehensive understanding will empower participants to navigate complex psychological dynamics with a nuanced and informed perspective in clinical settings and everyday life.