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Jungian Insights Into Psychedelic Experience: Dr. Scott J. Hill

  • Noden 6 Sickla industriväg Stockholms län, 13154 Sweden (map)

NPV invites you to a half-day seminar with Dr. Scott J. Hill to discuss the relevance of Carl Jung’s psychology to understanding psychedelic experiences.

Dr. Hill’s presentation focuses on the relevance of Jung’s psychology to understanding especially intense psychedelic experiences brought on by powerful infusions of numinous imagery and associated emotions rising into consciousness from the collective unconscious, overwhelming the ego, and leaving one feeling, in Jung’s words, “delivered up.” 

While such intense experiences are potentially traumatic, they offer, under the right conditions, the opportunity for psychological healing and personal transformation.

Following a brief introduction to basic Jungian concepts and Jung’s explanation of the psychological dynamic underlying psychedelic experiences, this talk will focus on how Jung’s concepts of archetypes and the collective unconscious, characterized by Jung as having a “supernormal degree of luminosity,” help us explain challenging psychedelic
experiences and their transformative potential. These concepts will be illustrated by casestudy material from pioneering Jungian LSD therapy conducted in the 1950s, and from contemporary clinical psychedelic research in the last decade at institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and New York University. Dr. Hill holds degrees in psychology from the University of Minnesota and in philosophy and religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

The seminar is based on Dr. Hill's disseration: 'Confrontation with the Unconscious: Jungian Depth Psychology and Psychedelic Experience.' 

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The seminar will be held in English. Dr. Hill does speak Swedish however, so questions may be asked in Swedish. 

As always, fika will be available throughout the seminar.