The Guild of Pastoral Psychology offers a rich forum for anyone interested in understanding the relationship between spirituality, religion and depth psychology, with particular reference to the work and writings of C.G.Jung.
The Guild was founded in 1937, with Jung as its Patron. Two years later, Jung gave his talk "The Symbolic Life" to the Guild suggesting that "Only the symbolic life can express the needs of the soul" (Pamphlet 80). Since those days many eminent psychologists and spiritual thinkers have spoken at the Guild, and the Guild's Pamphlets, based on those Lectures have achieved international recognition. Many of these lectures will also soon be available as mp3s in our shop. The Guild today also organises conferences and workshops and co-ordinates a number of Guild Groups around the UK and Australia.
Although the Guild was initially established to encourage the study of psychology among clergy and other spiritual leaders, today members come from all walks of life.
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The image of the "Window to Eternity" is used by kind permission of the Jung Estate. To read more about the symbolism of this image and about the Chalice and Snake logo originally used by the Guild click on Guild Logo.