Carl Jung and Maximus the Confessor on Psychic Development

The Hellenic Society of Professional People and Scientists in Great Britain and the Hellenic Medical Society have the pleasure of inviting you to the book presentation
Carl Jung and Maximus the Confessor on Psychic Development by G.C. Tympas
at the Hellenic Centre (London), 12 November 2014, 7.15pm

Microsoft Word - Tympas - Invitation.docThe book addresses the complex question of psychic development through a creative synthesis between Carl Jung’s archetypal theory and Maximus’ model of spiritual progress. It brings together analytical psychology and Christian philosophy and theology. It attempts to answer the question on the difference between psychological and spiritual development and psychological and spiritual experience. It is argued that a synthesis of Jung’s and Maximus’ models comprises a broader transdisciplinary paradigm of development, which can serve as a pluralistic framework for considering the composite nature of psycho-spiritual development. Combining strands of different disciplines (philosophy, theology, psychology), the book appeals to those looking to explore the dialogue between analytical psychology, early Christian theology, and Greek philosophy.

Panel Discussants: Dr Renos Papadopoulos (University of Essex), Dr Marinos Kyriakopoulos (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London).

About the author: Revd Dr Chrysostom Tympas has degrees in medicine and theological studies and a PhD in psychoanalytic studies from the University of Essex. His research focuses on the relationship between early psychic models and psychiatric nosology and he is currently a priest and pastoral counsellor of the Greek Orthodox Church in London.

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