The Gospel of Thomas
and the Psychology
Thought by scholars to be one of the earliest collections of sayings attributed to Jesus, The Gospel of Thomas was excluded from the canonical gospels and subsequently lost for nearly two thousand years before its re-discovery as a complete text within the Nag Hammadi Library in 1945. When contemplated by individuals and when considered in context with
C.G. Jung'spsychology, The Gospel of Thomas is an ancient text rich with meaning for many readers today.
In addition to offering a depth psychological commentary on a selection of sayings, this presentation will consider how this gospel resides within the history of religious ideas, and contemplate its possible relationship to alchemy, a story that leads us ultimately to the psychology ofHolly Fincher, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist whose work is focused on the study of
C.G. Jung.In doing so, we can hope to put an old psychological wine into a new bottle, as C.G. Junghimself proposes. C.G. Jung'spsychology and the reality of the psyche. She completed her analytic training at the C.G. JungStudy Center of Southern California where she is an analyst member, and the Center for Research and Training in Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jungand Marie-Louise von Franz in Switzerland, where she continues her research focus. A long-time member of the C.G. JungClub of Orange County, Holly currently lives in rural New Hampshire.
CEUs for MFTs and LCSWs
This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of
continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the
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