Glen Slater Presents: The God Complex

The image is of the front door of Jung’s house in Küsnacht, Switzerland.  Over the front door is written, “Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit” “Invoked or not invoked, the god will be present.”

Eugene Friends of Jung Presents

Glen Slater, Ph.D.


The God Complex

Lecture: 7:00-9:00 pm, Friday, September 14, 2012

Finding a Perspective for our Times

Seminar: 9:00am-1:00 pm, Saturday, September 15, 2012


Lecture: 7:00-9:00pm, Friday, September 14, 2012
HEDCO Education Building, Main Entrance, 1655 Alder Street, 2nd Floor – Free Parking in Front Lot

Notions of divinity are psychoactive. Whether one is a believer, an atheist, an agnostic, a spiritual seeker or a student of religion, it is difficult to contemplate questions of God without significant investment in the answers.

This lecture will discuss the “complex” psychology of our response to the God topic. It will show how a Jungian approach can provide a way to negotiate the associated conundrums and controversies. From contemplating the death of God to the psychodynamics of fundamentalism and the search for meaning in between, our goal will be a deeper appreciation of the psychological stakes involved.


Seminar: 9:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, Septemeber 15, 2012
HEDCO Education Building, Main Entrance, 1655 Alder Street, 2nd Floor – Free Parking in Front Lot

The role that religion continues to play in today’s secular world is distressing to some and comforting to others. Jung’s notion of a “religious instinct” and his understanding of the “God-image” in the psyche provide a point of entry into the controversy and a fitting perspective for our times.

Through viewing film clips, personal reflection and discussion of the changing God-image, this workshop aims to equip participants with timely, intelligent ways to approach prevailing religious questions. It will move toward contemplating a sense of the sacred that is conversant with today’s individual and collective challenges.


Glen Slater, Ph.D., has studied and trained in religious studies and clinical psychology. For the past 15 years he has taught Jungian and archetypal psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. He edited and introduced the third volume of James Hillman’s Uniform Edition, Senex and Puer, as well as a volume of essays by Pacifica faculty, Varieties of Mythic Experience, (with Dennis Patrick Slattery). Besides contributing to several Jungian essay collections, he regularly writes for the Spring journal. He lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

For our planning purposes, please register for the Saturday seminar by mail as soon as possiblePlease arrive by 8:45am if you plan to register on the day of the seminar.  Registration for both events opens one-half hour prior to presentation.

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