Week 2 Lesson

Exercise 1:

  • Discussion of the type assessment
  • The concept of “late life liminality”
  • Jung on the stages of life
  • Discuss Jung’s image of the arc of life

Exercise 2:

  • Reflect on the Challenge of Your Sixth Stage of Life

Exercise 3:

  • What is Your Image of the Afterlife?
  • Features of aging

Homework:

Continue reading “Jane on Aging”; read Wheelwright’s two articles and the article by Lionel Corbett; complete the two exercises: “Noticing Your Limits” and “Listening to the Messages from Your Body”

Discussion of the Wheelwright articles:
the “Old Age and Death” article:

  • Why are fantasies important?
  • What has been our society’s attitude toward death?
  • How might we think of Death as a friend?
  • What does Wheelwright mean when she speaks of “bridging over from life to death”?
  • How does Wheelwright suggest we navigate through old age?
  • What gift can the newly dead offer to the longer-dead, according to Jung?
  • What does Wheelwright think about this idea?
  • How does Jung share some Zen wisdom?
  • the “Analysis with the Aged” article:
  • How is Jungian psychology unique?
  • According to Jung what was the root problem for most elderly people if they became neurotic?
  • What groups are more likely to go through old age easily?
  • What 3 features seem common to old age?
  • How do Baker and Wheelwright regard the inferior function?
  • What are the 7 tasks we must deal with in order to live fully as we age?
  • According to Jung what is the source of meaning in life?
  • How might we “make a dying with life,” according to Jung?
  • What is the connection between dying well and creating well?
  • What are the 4 stages of creativity?
  • How do these relate to dying?
  • In what way did Jung work with his inferior function in his old age?