This was the topic of a lecture by Dr Stephani Stephens that I attended recently within a conference On the Afterlife and Related Themes. For me, this was the superior lecture of the day, because of its focus on a favourite mentor, Carl Gustav Jung, and his ideas about death. These differ greatly from current psychological interests, such as Terror Management theories in relation to Death.
Dr Stephens spoke well, contacting the audience and keeping my attention throughout. I was even inspired to ask a question at the end. In this lecture, the speaker introduced material from Jung’s biographical work Memories, Dreams, Reflections, and from the posthumously published The Red Book, a beautifully presented and hand inscribed book of Jung’s encounters with visionary figures during his ‘active imagination’ explorations.