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"The Suffering of Ghosts is a major contribution to Jungian thought, a profound and hopeful call to bring what Jungians know about working with the unconscious into the social and cultural realm. If your ghosts are agitated, moaning and muttering, rolling over in their graves, read them this book. They will thank you for it."


- Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, author of 'The Rabbi, the Goddess and Jung: Getting the Word from Within'

What is The Suffering of Ghosts?

The Suffering of Ghosts is a four week webinar series with Jungian analyst, Samuel L. Kimbles that will explore how the cultural unconscious is organized by complexes that manifest in archetypal story formations, which Samuel calls phantom narratives.  Drawing from his newly released book: Intergenerational Complexes in Analytical Psychology, this series will focus on how human suffering relates to unacknowledged traumatic cultural histories that continue to haunt us in the present. 


This series will explore the many ways that our internal lives are organized and patterned by  racial, ethnic, and national identities, as well as personal experiences. Samuel will lead students through to an understanding of how the emotional dynamics generated by these phantom narratives can act as holding containers that allow us to work with these issues psychologically and offer opportunities for individual and collective healing.

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In The Suffering of Ghosts you will learn:

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How suffering is rooted in unrecognized traumatic cultural histories

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Cultural histories that continue to haunt us today

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The ways racial, ethnic and national identities pattern our internal worlds

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How to recognize the phantom narratives informing a cultural complex

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How to work with the emotional dynamics to create a holding space in moving towards healing

Why Study with Samuel L. Kimbles

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Samuel L. Kimbles is a psychologist, Jungian analyst, member and former president of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and a clinical professor (VCF) in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He has a private practice in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California, and works as a clinical consultant to organizations. In addition to lecturing and presenting widely, he has published several works on the cultural complex. Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche explores the themes of psyche in groups and society. This book Intergenerational Complexes in Analytical Psychology: The Suffering of Ghosts continues the processes of exploring the unconscious at the level of culture and groups.

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Course Details:

• 4 Weeks of  60 minute live webinar/workshops with Samuel on       Monday Evenings:    October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

•  All webinars are from 8:30 - 9:30 PM EDT/ 5:30 - 6:30 PM PT (via      Zoom)

• Recorded Links for each session

• Weekly Reading Prompts & Resources

• Invite to a Private FB Group

• Tuition: $110 - Circle Members FREE

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