A Psychological Perspectives Event:
Wolfgang Pauli’s Dreams:
The Archetypal Foundation of Science
January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPrepaid Cost: $30 – $45 Cost at the Door: $35
Presented by J. Gary Sparks, M.A., M.Div.
In 1932, Austrian quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli consulted Carl Jung in a state of personal distress. Fourteen years later, after the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pauli returned to Jung to discuss his dreams that followed World War II. In this talk, we will examine the personal and psychological relationship between Jung and Pauli, as well as Pauli’s post-war dreams which focused on the archetypal foundation of science, his concern that science had birthed a world-annihilating catastrophe, and his recognition that the future of civilization, as well as the survival of our planet Earth, rested on a renewed understanding of scientific creativity.
- Describe Pauli’s internal conflict as a quantum physicist following WWII.
- Give an example of how Pauli’s dreams revealed his struggle with participating in working on the bomb which destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
J. Gary Sparks is a 1982 Diploma graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich and maintains an analytic practice in Indianapolis. He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity and Jung’s Spiritual Testament, Valley of Diamonds: Adventures in Number and Time with Marie-Louise von Franz, and Carl Jung and Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning of Inner Work. In his spare time, Gary likes bicycling, cooking with garlic, and anything Mediterranean.
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