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The Quantum World and Jung's Notion of Self


  • The First Unitarian Church of Cleveland 21600 Shaker Boulevard Shaker Heights, OH, 44122 United States (map)

The Self in the Quantum World

Friday evening lecture (October 27, 2017) and Saturday workshop (October 28, 2017).

Lecture: The Age of Imagination

  • Date: 10/27/17
  • Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cost: $25 for members / $30 for non-members
  • CEUs: 2 CEUs are available for Friday’s lecture (an additional $10)

Is imagination central to the cosmos or is it only an addendum? Is it like some kind of dazzling make-up which, when removed, leaves the order of the universe fundamentally unchanged, or not?

Modern quantum mechanics increasingly reveals that imagination is integral to the cosmos. It matters and makes our world whole and delightful. In this lecture, Dr. LeMouël, international physicist, reflects on the central role that imagination may be destined to play in the coming age.

 

Workshop: The Quantum and the Self

  • Date: 10/28/17
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Cost: $85 for members / $95 for non-members
  • CEUs: 4.5 CEUs are available for Saturday's workshop (an additional $25)

Since psychiatrist C.G. Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli collaborated on the convergence of depth psychology and quantum physics in the 1950's, much scientific progress has been made which lends support to the far-reaching possibility of the unity of matter and psyche. This workshop situates Jung's work in the historical context of the development of physical sciences and shows that Jung's concept of the self, is a remarkable analog to the concept of the quantum.

 

About the Presenter:

Christophe LeMouël, Ph.D. was trained as a quantum physicist and did theoretical research in high energy physics for several years in France and Greece. He also worked as a project manager at the National Center for Nuclear Energy in Paris, France, before moving to Los Angeles in 2007. Fascinated by the connection of physics and psychology, he lectured internationally on this topic. He is currently the Executive Director of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and the Science Editor of the Jungian journal Psychological Perspectives. He is also adjunct faculty at Relativity School where he teaches physics to the next generation of filmmakers.      

 

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