Excerpts from the lectures of Jordan Peterson, With a Panel Discussion On Masculine Psychology
Jordon Peterson, who recently was in Perth, is a worldwide phenomenon. Love him or hate him, or somewhere in between, he has done much to bring the work of Carl Jung back into the public imagination. Through his lectures as a psychology professor at the University of Toronto, and as a YouTube sensation, he has introduced Jung to a whole new generation. With this in mind, we at the Jung Society of WA thought we would have a look at some of his work and so we are presenting an edited version of his two part lecture on the Lion King. Plus two short clips from other lectures where he movingly channels the archetypal Mother and Father. With this we will be able to feel as well as to conceptualize the examples of masculine and feminine that we all possess in ourselves. It will be followed by a panel discussion. Perhaps we can discuss how it is that the young Simba gets repeatedly pinned by his sister without mistaking the interplay of archetypes for sexual politics.
In this lecture, Peterson uses Disney's Lion King to further illustrate the basic principles of the personality and clinical theories of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, student of Nietzsche and Freud, originator of analytical psychology, and great interpreter of mythology and archetype. His lecture on the Lion King is from his book, Maps of Meaning, which he says is based in large part on Neumann's Origin and History of Consciousness.
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and now slated for translation into 50 languages. With his students and colleagues, Dr. Peterson has published more than a hundred scientific papers, advancing the modern understanding of creativity, competence and personality, while his now-classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief transformed the psychology of religion. He was nominated for five consecutive years as one of Ontario’s Best University Lecturers, and is one of only three profs rated as “life changing” in the U of T’s underground student handbook of course ratings.
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