<Jungian Psychology Lecture Series>
Taiwan Society of Analytical Psychology
From the Individuation of Western Psychology To
the Enlightenment in the Zen Buddhism
- Individuation: the five stages from infancy to old age
- The middle and old age stage of the Individuation
- How to view the enlightenment in Zen from the perspective of the individuation in western
- A discussion on the film <Master Sheng Yen> from the perspective of Jungian analysis
Lecturer | Dr. Murray Stein
In Western psychology, we see how humans grow from infancy and how personalities to be formed and shaped. However, this discourse of psychology only goes to adulthood. The latter half of life was rarely discussed in western psychology, and Jung was the exception.
After his separation from Freud, Jung and his analytical psychology took a completely different path. In contrast to Freud and his successors, Jung was more concerned with the latter half of life of development, which is the psychological development of middle and old age. Jung used the word “Individuation” to describe the process.