According to Carl Jung, human beings require rich, meaningful inner experiences in order to be healthy and grounded. This course will explore the implications of Jung’s researches for healing the soul through a rich spiritual life.
Learn how Jung understood spirituality and its relationship to healing
Understanding the natural processes of the psyche can have profound implications for healing and the spiritual ongoing of the individual
To attempt to live without a connection to our own inner spiritual vitality is to remain split-off from the source of our very being. From this perspective one of the most healing activities an individual can engage in is the search for an individualized spiritual path. Following one's authentic inner calling can be enormously healing, however, it can also be a lonely and solitary quest. Jung observed that the old religions of the world have largely ceased to function for modern people. Institutional religious ideas and practices no longer correspond to our current sophisticated knowledge of the functioning of the physical world. At the same time, the new myths of science, medicine, political institutions, and popular culture fail to fully address the deep spiritual needs of modern people. In this course we will explore the implications of Jung’s researches for the pursuit of an individual spiritual path which can be both healing and spiritually enriching.
Your instructor for this course:
James R. Newell, Ph.D.
James Newell is an educator, counselor, personal coach, professional musician, and the director of the Depth Psychology Alliance. James earned his master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and Theology from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, with a focus on Jungian psychology. He earned his doctorate in History of Religions from the Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Religion. James has taught online and face to face courses for Central Michigan University, Western Kentucky University, Excelsior College, Thomas Edison State University, and other institutions.
Bonnie Bright, PhD, founder of the Depth Psychology Alliance
Dr. James Newell is a gifted teacher and scholar who has effectively organized an impressive amount of detailed research and information into a series of powerful classes and courses on Jung and Jung’s psychology, now available on Depth Psychology Academy. Students at all levels can gain a depth of understanding about how Jung’s ideas can change our lives and our world as Dr. Newell explains each topic very clearly and at exactly the right pace for students of all levels to take it in.
Dr. James Newell is highly knowledgeable in Jungian Psychology
Monica Flores, Ed.D
Dr. James Newell is highly knowledgeable in Jungian Psychology. I learned so much from him about Jung and Jungian psychology when I began taking courses in depth psychology from the Depth Psychology Alliance online courses. Dr. Newell is open-minded and consistent. He has a smooth voice that can hold anyone’s attention. I enthusiastically recommend taking these courses through the Depth Psychology Academy.
James is a knowledgeable and caring instructor with an engaging teaching style
Ann Amberg, MCS, Transpersonal Leadership Consultant
I highly recommend Dr. James Newell’s courses. Upon completion of my certificate in Depth Psychology I had gained the confidence, focus and knowledge to support my success in my current PhD program in Jungian and Archetypal Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. James is a knowledgeable and caring instructor with an engaging teaching style. All of the Depth Psychology Alliance courses I took: Introduction to Jungian Psychology, Active Imagination, Fairy Tales, Dreams, and many more, were phenomenal and I am most grateful for the opportunity to study with James.
The courses I have taken with Dr. Newell have perfectly prepped me for my graduate studies in psychoanalysis
Nirlap Bettenhauser, student
This is an outstanding educational program where one can learn multiple areas of Jungian Psychology. These courses are very well structured with an appropriate course load and high quality texts. Plus the price is incredibly reasonable. The courses I have taken with Dr. Newell have been intellectually engaging and have perfectly prepped me for my graduate studies in psychoanalysis. Not something I expected to receive from the academy, but very grateful I did.
Learn college-level material at a fraction of the cost!
Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your own spiritual life and to further your understanding of the implications of Jung’s work for spiritual practice and personal healing for yourself and your clients. Anyone who is interested in a rich spiritual life will benefit from the important ideas covered in this course.
M1/3: Recording of Module One Class: Jung, Spirituality, and Consciousness
M1/4: Video Lesson Quiz
M1/5: Readings Quiz - (All questions are based on the assigned readings, p. 1-38 in the textbook)
M1/6: Module Assignments and Additional Resources
M1/7: An Additional, Optional Resource for Study
M1/8: An Additional, Optional Resource for Study
M1/9 An Additional, Optional Resource for Study
M1/10: Additional, Optional Video Resource: Carl Jung on the Reality of the Psyche
Module 2: Jung, Spirituality, Mythology, and the World Religions
M2/1: Learning and Assessment Activities
M2/2: Video Lesson: Jung, Art, and Active Imagination
M2/3: Video Quiz
M2/4: Readings Quiz - (All questions are based on the assigned readings, p. 39-56 in the textbook)
M2/5: Module Assignments and Additional Resources
M2/6: An Additional, Optional Resource for Study
M2/7: An Additional, Optional Resource for Study
M2/8: Additional, Optional Video
Module 3: Jung, Spirituality, and the Transformation of the God-Image
M3/1: Learning and Assessment Activities
M3/2: Video Lesson: Jung, Spirituality, and the Transformation of the God-Image
M3/3: Video Lesson Quiz
M3/4: Readings Quiz - (All questions are based on pages 57 - 83 in the textbook)
M3/5: Module Assignments and Additional Resources
M3/6: An Additional, Optional Resource for Study
M3/7: An Additional, Optional Resource for Study
M3/8: Additional, Optional Video Resource: Edward Edinger
Module 4: Jung, Spirituality, and the New Age
Zoom Link for the Saturday, April 1st class
Study at your own pace
This course is an ideal resource for anyone who would like to learn more about the methods of C.G. Jung, and how he understood religion, spirituality, and the human encounter with the sacred.