When used as a tool in therapy, the perspective of the I Ching, or “Book of Changes,” can help to unearth hidden aspects of a complex psychological situation. The more facets of the unconscious one can uncover, the more instruction one has in approaching and establishing a relationship with “the other” operating in the unknowable areas of the psyche. But what informs the alien, ancient perspective of the I Ching, and what kind of meaning is it trying to convey? In Thursday’s lecture, we will explore analytical psychology’s understanding of the concepts of kairos, synchronicity, and complementary opposites, along with Jung’s own contact with ancient Chinese philosophy. Through these lenses, we will consider the I Ching’s relevance today.
Ursula Brasch is a Jungian analyst and a sinologist with a private practice in Schopfheim, Germany. Ursula offers lectures and seminars at the Jung Institutes in Zürich and in Stuttgart. She is a psychological business trainer and consultant of international companies and NGOs.