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International Forum and Round Table Conference in QingDao

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Digest:Welcome to Qingdao to attend this International Forum and Round Table Conference: “Richard Wilhelm and I Ching, I Ching and Jungian Analysis; Jung’s Red Book, Dream and Active Imagination, the Healing and Transformation.” The Forum and Round Table Conference are sponsored and organized by the Center for Yixue & Ancient Chinese Philosophy of Shandong University, The International Association for Analytical Psychology, The City University of Macao, the Chinese Federation for Analytical Psychology, and The Eastern Institute for Psychology of the Heart.

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More than 100 years ago, in 1899, Richard Wilhelm made a long journeyacross the oceans to Qingdao, where he met the heir of the Laoshan Branch ofTaoism, Lao Naixuan. From him, Richard Wilhelm learnt of the Chinese Book ofChanges, the I Ching. And from Richard Wilhelm, C.G. Jung was able to learn ofthe mysteries of the Book of Changes and to take the I Ching further on thelevel of Analytical Psychology, which has exerted profound influence in theWestern world and formed a tradition of I Ching usage in Analytical Psychology.

In 1994, TomKirsch, the then President of IAAP, and Murray Stein, the then HonorarySecretary of IAAP, paid a visit to China together with their wives Jean Kirschand Jan Stein. This marked the formal beginning of Analytical Psychology’sdevelopment in China. Tom Kirsch said in his report that Jung had said that theone who influenced him the most was not Sigmund Freud or Eugen Bleuler, butRichard Wilhelm. He added that the relation of I Ching and AnalyticalPsychology constituted the biggest difference between Jungian psychology andFreudian psychology.

Bettina Wilhelm,the granddaughter of Richard Wilhelm, brings for us her film, “The Wisdom ofChanges, Richard Wilhelm and I Ching.” To produce this film, she came toQingdao many times in order to find the footprint and the concrete traces ofher grandfather. In his years in China, Richard Wilhelm created the Library ofRespecting Confucius and Literary Society and Lixian School, bringing together many famous scholars and honoring Chinese culture,building something like an eastern version of Eranos. Therefore, Wilhelm was named“the Marco Polo who discovered the inner world of Chinese” and “the spiritualmessenger of China in the western world.” His former residence is still there.It is in that house that he was taught by Lao Naixuan the in-depth studies of IChing. He translated it into German and passed it on to the European world.That is also why we gather here today.

 

 

Jung regarded hismeeting with Wilhelm a destined fate. He believed the genius of Chinese culturethat Wilhelm brought to the Western world was powerful enough to changefundamentally his own view of the world. For Jung, it is nothing else than the“Archimedean point” of his Analytical Psychology.

     In 2009, Jung’s work The Red Book wasfirst made public to the world. It covers the mysteries of “active imagination”in his Analytical Psychology, including the power of healing andtransformation, the epic journey of individuation. Murray Stein and his teamwill perform scenes from The Red Book during this conference with severalsenior Jungian psychoanalysts acting the roles of Jung, Elijah, Salome,Izdubar, Philemon and Soul. This performance will present the vivid and livelydialogue of the psyche.

The end of TheRed Book seems to be the unfinished epilogue written in 1959. In the limitedten lines of words in the epilogue, he referred specifically to Wilhelm, andmentioned their collaborative work on The Secret of the Golden Flower. Jung’sRed Book and the concept of active imagination point toward the figure of the“rain-maker.” The famous story of “rain-maker” and other Chinese culturalsecrets Wilhelm bequeathed to Jung, and they are in fact the real experienceWilhelm had in Qingdao.

Welcome toQingdao to attend this special International Forum and Round Table Conferenceof “Analytical Psychology and Chinese Culture.” Qingdao is a scenic place withgentle breezes, red tiles and green trees, clear water and blue sky. It enjoysthe Taoist wonderland of Mountain Lao, the first sunshine in Tiantan of Langya,and the well-preserved Mountain Tianshi in Jimo, which add radiance andbrilliance to the beauty of Spring City, the sanctity of Qufu, and the holinessof Mountain Tai. “The superior man (emblemed here) by the yellow and correct(colour), is possessed of comprehension and discrimination. He occupies thecorrect position (of supremacy), but (that emblem) is on (the lower part of)his person. His excellence is in the centre (of his being), but it diffuses acomplacency over his four limbs, and is manifested in his (conduct of)affairs——this is the perfection of excellence.” It is also like the instructionof I Ching: “Learning to converge, inquiring to discern, being spacious toreside, and being kind to behave.” I Ching and the heart are interlinked, whichpenetrate the deep and accomplish the profound. Wilhelm’s Chinese Psyche is thecrystallization of “fate” and “experience.” I Ching and Analytical Psychologyare what we are exploring and making efforts to bring into even profoundcontact than before.

 

Liu Dajun, Murray Stein,Shen Heyong

October, 2013

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