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Comtois speaks on Jung’s deep connections to Wilhelm’s The Secret of the Golden Flower, the I Ching, and then provides a reading for us!
In the early 1930s, sinologist and theologian Richard Wilhelm asked Jung to write an introduction to his manuscript of The Secret of the Golden Flower — a little book that has never been out of print since its publication in the mid-1930s. One of the most significant friendships in Jung’s life developed from this event, and Jung credited Wilhelm with confirming his ideas and for inciting his interest in alchemy. After Wilhelm’s untimely death, Jung published The I Ching: The Book of Changes and provided an in-depth introduction to the scholar’s most enduring contribution to our modern times. Jung had intimate knowledge of the I Ching and used it in his personal practice for many years.
In this lecture astrologer, Martin Comtois will acquaint us with the details of this most fruitful effort and with the history of the text itself. He will explore the influences the text had on Jung’s ideas and the conclusions Jung shared about his experiences with Wilhelm. Comtois will then introduce us to the symbolic language of the I Ching and how to use the book in our own practice by giving a demonstration and a collective reading.
Martin Comtois is an engaging and provocative speaker. He has been a student of Jung’s works for decades and has studied the I Ching since he was 14 years old; he uses the sacred text of Taoist China in his own practice.
Join us for an entertaining and insightful evening as we explore “The Book of Changes”