The APT-Birmingham Public Lecture

Saturday 15 January 2022


Murray Stein

Times: 10:15 – 12:45

What we witness in The Divine Comedy is a visionary account of a journey through the land of the dead that displays clear stages of psychological and spiritual development. This journey was experienced and turned into a magnificent work of art by Dante in the second half of his life. Like Jung crafting his Red Book for more than a decade, Dante meticulously composed The Divine Comedy over a similar period of time, from 1308 until 1321 as scholars have estimated, although the experience he writes about took place, he says, in only a few days, while he was in Rome during Holy Week in 1300. Dante tells the story as a recollection, as memory that he is now recounting in the elevated form of literary art. As a Jungian psychoanalyst, I am looking at the Commedia not as art or literature but as a depiction of psychological transformation achieved through what Jung called active imagination.

Murray Stein, Ph.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland. He received his diploma as a Jungian Psychoanalyst from the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich in 1973. He was president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) from 2001 to 2004 and President of ISAP-ZURICH from 2008 to 2012. He has lectured internationally and is the editor of Jungian Psychoanalysis and the author of many articles and books, including Jung’s Map of the Soul and Jung’s Treatment of Christianity. The first and second volumes of his Collected Writings, titled Individuation and Myth and Psychology, have been published, and a third, Transformations, is in press. He lives in Switzerland and has a private practice in Zurich.


This event will be held via Zoom Video Conferencing between 10:15 and 12:45.

The cost for these lectures is £45 for WMIP members and £55 for non-WMIP members.

Please note that we are now offering a discount of 50% to trainee psychotherapists and other full-time trainees (proof of student/trainee membership is required). Please refer to the attached application form for further information on fees.

Bookings should ideally be made at least a fortnight before the lecture to be attended.


Please make BACS payments as follows:

Bank: Barclays, Sort Code: 20-08-44, Account No: 03737950
Account Name: The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy
(Please use your name as a reference)

Payment by Cheque:

All cheques should be made payable to “The Training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy” and sent to:
Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee, Unit 1A, Stockwith Park, Stockwith Road, Misterton, Nottinghamshire. DN10 4ES.

For further details and queries contact:

Sue Harford, Administrator to the Training Committee,
telephone: 07789 545908, email:

Download APTC Public Lecture A5 Booklet (pdf) >>

The APT-Birmingham
Public Lectures

For enquiries contact Sue Harford,
Administrator to the Training Committee
Unit 1A, West Stockwith Park,
Stockwith Road, Misterton,
Nottinghamshire DN10 4ES.

Telephone: 07789 545908

Current lectures >>

Previous lectures >>

If you would like to know about future lectures and events sign up to receive news by email >>