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A Day on the Self

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Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street

Bloomsbury

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WC1E 7HX

United Kingdom

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C.G. Jung, Ecstasy & The Self Illusion: A full day of talks on the Science, Philosophy and Psychology of the 'Self.'

Have you ever felt you went beyond your ordinary self and felt connected to something bigger than you?

In a 2016 UK survey, over 84% of respondents (including atheists, agnostics, Christians, and Buddhists) said yes to this question.

So what’s going on?

In the complex web of modern life, we’re conditioned to embrace our rational minds and spend every second of our conscious hours in search of opportunities and threats. We are encouraged to get ahead, win friends, influence people, attract praise, avoid blame and generally focus on satisfying the individual everyday ego.

Indeed, the idea of a “self”, as a unique and coherent individual, has existed ever since humans began to live in groups and become sociable.

But is this egoic view of ourselves scientifically accurate?

Or is there something more to the human experience? And could our most basic assumptions about who we are be wrong?

In this series of talks, we explore the psychology of the ‘Self’, drawing on perspectives from developmental psychology, C.G Jung and his approach to the psyche, and the latest scientific research into spiritual experiences - to question our most basic assumptions about who we are, and our place in the world.

Lectures & Speakers

  • The Science of Spiritual Experiences – Jules Evans

Jules Evans is Policy Director at the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London and a leading researcher into ecstatic experience. He also runs the world’s biggest philosophy club, the London Philosophy Club, which has over 6,000 members. Jules’ first book, Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations was published in 19 countries and was selected by Matthew Syed as a Times Book of the Year. He has written for The Times, Financial Times, Guardian, Spectator and WIRED and is a BBC New Generation Thinker.

  • C.G Jung & His Approach to the Psyche – Dr Kevin Lu, PhD

Dr Kevin Lu, PhD, is Director of Graduate Studies and Director of the MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Jungian Studies. Dr. Lu’s publications include articles and chapters on Jung’s relationship to the discipline of history, critical assessments of the theory of cultural complexes, and Jungian perspectives on graphic novels and their adaptation to film.

  • The Self Illusion: Why There is no ‘You’ Inside Your Head – Professor Bruce Hood

Bruce Hood is the Professor of Developmental Psychology in Society in the School of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol. He has been a research fellow at Cambridge University and University College London, a visiting scientist at MIT and a faculty professor at Harvard. He has been awarded an Alfred Sloan Fellowship in neuroscience, the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Infancy Researchers, the Robert Fantz memorial award and voted to Fellowship status by the society of American Psychological Science.

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Format

The format will be similar to a TED event, but with in-depth lectures and focused on the psychology of ‘The Self.’

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm: Session 1
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch break
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Session 2
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm: Afternoon break
  • 3:15pm – 5:00pm: Session 3


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Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street

Bloomsbury

London

WC1E 7HX

United Kingdom

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