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MPP94 David Tacey on James Hillman, Jung & Religion (part one)

Ep. 94

On this episode I speak with David Tacey, an Australian public intellectual, writer and scholar. David has written and taught extensively on Jung, spirituality and Christianity and is Professor Emeritus of Literature at La Trobe University in Melbourne and Research Professor at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.


In our conversation, David shares his memories of meeting and working with the renowned post-Jungian writer James Hillman. While I’ve spoken with other people like Thomas Moore who worked closely with Hillman, this is the first time I’ve talked to someone who was actually in analysis with him.


David offers some unique insights into Hillman and his work, as well as a few criticisms. Some of you might know David from the articles he published a few years ago critiquing Hillman’s work and legacy titled The Unmaking of a Psychologist. Those articles were my first introduction to David and his work and I appreciate his outsider perspective on Hillman and the Jungian approach to religion, and more specifically, Christianity.


David was very generous with his time, so I’ve decided to split our conversation into two parts. The second part will deal more specifically with Jung and Religion.

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MPP98 Carl Jung & Christianity with Jakob Lusensky

Ep. 98
On this episode I welcome Berlin-based Jungian analyst and creator of the Psychology & The Cross podcast, Jakob Lusensky. On his podcast, Jakob has been speaking with prominent Jungians and Christian theologians about the intersections of psychology and religion so I thought he’d be a great person to have on to talk about Jung’s complex relationship to Christianity. READING LIST: • Hillman, J. Shamdasani, S. Lament of the Dead: Psychology After Jung’s Red Book, 2013, W.W. Norton & Company • Kempis, T. My Imitation of Christ, 1982, Confraternity of the Precious Blood • Homans, P. Jung in Context Modernity and the Making of a Psychology, 1979, The University of Chicago Press • Stein, M. Jung’s Treatment of Christianity: The Psychotherapy of a Religious Tradition, 2015, Chiron Publications • Giegerich, W. Dreaming the Myth Onwards: C.G Jung on Christianity and on Hegel, 2020, Routledge • Lammers, A.C In God’s shadow The Collaboration of Victor White and C.G Jung, 1994, Paulist Press • Cook, Amy, Jung and Kierkegaard: Researching a Kindred Spirit in the Shadows, 2018, Routledge • Jehle-Wildberger M. C.G Jung Adolf Keller, On Theology & Psychology, 2020, Philemon Foundation • Jaffé, A., Jung, C.G., Memories, Dreams, Reflections, 1961, Random House LINKS:Psychology & The Cross podcast: http://cross.centerMedicine Path Patreon: http://patreon.com/medicinepathSoul-Centered Counselling & Resources: http://brianjames.ca