Friday, March 6, 2015

Jung, Neumann and Religion

Official launch of
The Jung-Neumann Letters
An International Conference in Celebration of a Creative Relationship

Kibbutz Shefayim, April 24-26, 2015, Conference Website Trailer
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Attendees from all continents, twenty-five countries
will join this historical event!

Jerome Bernstein will chair a session on
Jung, Neumann and Religion

Tamar Kron will present 
Neumann and Hassidism 
based on an unpublished manuscript of Neumann's

In an unpublished manuscript on the topic of the depth psychology of the Jew, Neumann writes: "There are Hasidic formulations which express exactly my thoughts, thus it can be assumed that Hasidism is at the basis of my own formulations."
In my presentation, I will trace the impact of Hasidism on Neumann's innovative theoretical thinking: ‘The Ego-Self Axis as the God-Man relationship, as described in Hasidism, and as the I-Thou relationship described by Martin Buber’; ‘The Great Individual as the Tzaddik’; ‘The Unitary Reality as the Divine Unity in reality’ (divine immanence); as well as ‘The New Ethic’ values of wholeness and integration of ‘Good and Evil,’ which can be found in a Hasidic interpretation of the text “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" as "Thou shalt love thine evil as thyself."
Tamar Kron, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of the Hebrew University and head of the clinical psychology graduate program at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yafo. She is a clinical psychologist and a Jungian analyst. Prof. Kron integrates her clinical-analytical work with teaching and research. She has published numerous articles, chapters and books, and presented at international conferences. One of her main areas of interest is the metapsychology of Erich Neumann. Together with David Wieler she has translated three of Neumann's Eranos papers from German to Hebrew.

Angelica Loewe will present 
Under the sign of 'Actualized Messianism’– 

Religious topics in the correspondence between Neumann and Jung 

A considerable part of the correspondence between Jung and Neumann contains implicit references to theological questions or discusses them explicitly.

First, this presentation focuses on the intensive intellectual struggle of the young Erich Neumann with Jung regarding his own return to the spiritual roots of Jewish Culture. Neumann’s position is characterised in this context inasmuch as it is obligated to the Hasidic tradition.

The question to which extent the unfolding change of cultural history, in light of political events, may be assessed in a religious or general/secular context constitutes another significant facet of the presentation.

The vitality of the correspondence and the intellectual autonomy of the two personalities are apparent throughout. This became apparent, for example, in the non-conformance of the respective positions on the occasion of Jung’s Answer to Job.

Jungian analyst Angelica Loewe studied Philosophy, German Language Studies and History in Heidelberg, Tübingen and Vienna. She has lived in Vienna since 1977.

She lectures in literature and philosophy and is the editor in chief of the Journal Analytische Psychologie.

Her book On the Part of the Inner Voice. Erich Neumann – Life and Oeuvre was published in 2014 by the Karl Alber Publishing House, Freiburg.

Don’t miss this historical event!

Analytical Psychology in Exile: 
The Correspondence of C.G. Jung and Erich Neumann,
edited and with an introduction by Martin Liebscher,
will be published in the Philemon Series by Princeton University Press.

Conference attendees will be the very first to purchase and receive copies of the Correspondence,
at a 20% discount by Princeton University Press. After registration, a promotion code is sent to participants.

The Jung Neumann Letters Conference
International Advisory Board

Erel Shalit • Murray Stein • Batya Brosh • John Beebe • Riccardo Bernardini
Jerome Bernstein • Ann Casement • Angela Connolly • Tom Kirsch • Patricia Michan
Joerg Rasche • Nancy Swift Furlotti • Luigi Zoja • Liliana Wahba

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