The Psychology of Satan: Encountering the Dark Side of the Self
This course examines the nature and dynamics of the archetypal shadow—that part of the shadow which cannot be integrated into the individuating ego. Resources from mythology, folklore, and religion are examined from the perspectives of Freudian and Jungian psychoanalysis to gain insight into the nature and dynamics of human destructiveness and evil on a personal as well as a social level.
This course includes the following topics:
• The Archetypal Shadow in Myth, Folklore, and Religion
• The Inner Enemy in Freudian Psychoanalysis
• The Inner Enemy in Jungian Psychoanalysis
• Facing the Inner Enemy: Resources from Psychotherapy, Ritual, and Human Spirituality
Suggested reading: C.G. Jung, Aion; Jeffrey Burton Russell, Satan, The Devil, Lucifer and Mephistopheles; John Sanford, Evil: The Shadow Side of Reality; John Sanford, The Strange Trial of Mr. Hyde; Marie-Louise von Franz, Shadow and Evil in Fairytales