Astrology was of lifelong interest to C.G. Jung, both professionally and personally. He employed it as an aid to his analytical work with his patients, and saw it as the “sum of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.” The burgeoning interest in the field in the late nineteenth century and beyond was a compensatory response, Jung thought, to the rationality championed after the Enlightenment and to the decline of religion in the modern Western world. For astrology offers something the modern age is sorely lacking: the sense of participation in a cosmic order, in which individual lives—even the intimate depths of our personal experience—are meaningfully related to the universe at large, mapped by the shifting cycles and configurations of the planets.
Over the last thirty years, my work has helped to establish and develop an archetypal approach to astrology. At the same time, I have been especially interested in understanding experiences of deep psychospiritual transformation in the context of the evolution of consciousness and civilization. In this series of lectures, these two areas of interest are brought together. In the accompanying book, The Lion Will Become Man, I share details of my own experience of a period of psychological crisis and transition, which I approach chiefly through a Jungian understanding of alchemy. In the lectures, in reference to the book, I will then explain how one might use astrology to illuminate experiences of psychological transformation. The overarching aim is to convey something of the potential value of archetypal astrology as a cosmological perspective that can offer a source of mythic and psychological orientation for our lives.
Reception, Apéro, and Lecture Part 1
Zunfthaus zur Schmiden
Marktgasse 20, 8001 Zurich
The opening lecture and dinner on Wednesday, 27 September will be held at the “Zunfthaus zur Schmiden” (Guild House for Blacksmiths), a beautiful city palace located since 1412 at Marktgasse 20, close to the Limmat River in the heart of old Zurich. The sumptuous late-Gothic Guildhall and the historic rooms with style, warm hospitality and tradition will make you feel welcome. It is a special privilege to celebrate the Zurich Lecture Series at this grand location.
Lecture Parts 2 and 3
Lavatersaal at St. Peter's Church
St. Peterhofstatt 6, 8001 Zurich
More lectures will follow on Thursday, 28 September at Lavaterhaus, located near St. Peter's Church. Lavaterhaus at its core consists of two medieval buildings, probably constructed in the 13th century. In 1922 they were joined to form the parish hall St. Peter, and in 1959 the building was renovated to have fewer, larger rooms and given a new facade. In 2016 Lavaterhaus was further renovated and made available for public events and meetings. The house is named after Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741–1801), a good friend of Goethe's and whom Goethe visited several times at this location.
Keiron Le Grice is a professor of depth psychology in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, where for many years he has taught courses on a range of topics including archetypes, individuation, alchemy, synchronicity, and astrology. He also serves as an honorary lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex.
Originally from Nottinghamshire, England, he was educated at the University of Leeds and the California Institute of Integral Studies (M.A., Ph.D., Philosophy and Religion). He is the author of several books including The Archetypal Cosmos, The Rebirth of the Hero, and The Way of the Archetypes. The co-editor of Jung on Astrology, a compilation of Jung’s writings on this topic, he is the founder and former co-editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology, now serving as senior editorial advisor. In 2016, with colleagues he established the Institute of Transpersonal and Archetypal Studies (ITAS) and later the associated publishing wing, ITAS Publications.
Reception & Apéro
Lecture [Part 1 of 3]
Lecture [Part 2 of 3]
Lecture [Part 3 of 3]
ZLS 2023 (27–28 September, dinner and light lunch included)
Standard Attendance: CHF 280
AGAP members / ISAP participants, staff, and consultants: CHF 200
ISAP Students: CHF 110
Two-day ticket includes a free copy of the ZLS 2023 book!
ZLS 2023 (27 September only, dinner included)
Standard Attendance: CHF 200
AGAP members / ISAP participants, staff, and consultants: CHF 150
ISAP Students: CHF 90
ZLS 2023 (28 September only, light lunch included)
Standard Attendance: CHF 140
AGAP members / ISAP participants, staff, and consultants: CHF 100
ISAP Students: CHF 60
Final Registration Deadline: September 20, 2023
The ZLS was established in 2009 for the purpose of presenting annually a significant new work by a selected Jungian psychoanalyst or scholar who has previously offered innovative contributions to the field of Analytical Psychology by either: bringing analytical a psychology into meaningful dialogue with other scientific, artistic, and academic disciplines; showing how analytical psychology can lead to a better understanding of contemporary global concerns relating to the environment, politics, religion; or expanding the concepts of analytical psychology as they are applied clinically. For the Series the selected lecturer delivers lectures over a two-day period in Zürich based on a previously unpublished book-length work, which is then published by Chiron Publications.
You are invited to participate in a day of Postlude lectures following ZLS at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich.
Friday, 29 September 2023
Stampfenbachstr. 115, 8006 Zürich
Tram 11 or 14 to Beckenhof
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Per Lecture Fee
General Entry: CHF 30
Students, Seniors, Disabled: CHF 20
Gratis for ISAP Students and Analysts
ISAP Students will receive credit for on-site lecture attendance
For questions please contact [email protected]
Saturday, 30 September, 10:00–11:00
Tour of the Haus C.G. Jung Museum
Limited to 5–12 people
Fee for excursion:
- CHF 35.- per person for tour + gratuity for tour guides
- Round trip train travel to / from Küsnacht not included
Registrants will be contacted with further details
To be announced.