Foredrag afholdt 8/5-2019 – ved Dr. Scott J. Hill
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Scott Hill’s presentation describes the penetrating insights Carl Jung’s psychology contributes to understanding psychedelic experiences. This talk emphasizes especially challenging psychedelic experiences – experiences occasioned by powerful infusions of numinous imagery and associated emotions rising into consciousness from the collective unconscious and overwhelming the ego. While such intense experiences are potentially traumatic, they offer the ground for profound psychological healing and transformation. 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 these challenging psychedelic experiences and their transformative potential.
Scott J. Hill, Ph. D., returned to graduate studies in 2002 to inquire into the nature of his own traumatic yet ultimately life-enhancing psychedelic experiences in 1967. His dissertation (2009) constructed the only comprehensive Jungian framework for understanding psychedelic experiences, with an emphasis on difficult psychedelic experiences. Scott holds degrees in psychology, educational psychology, and philosophy and religion. He is the author of “Confrontation with the Unconscious: Jungian Depth Psychology and Psychedelic Experience” (2013, Muswell Hill Press, London).