The God Formula
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
8:00 PM–9:45 PM Free
In 1951, Carl Jung published what he considered the highest synthesis and exposition of the transformation of Self and the discovery of the divine. One of his latest and most difficult works, Aion expands on the idea that the purpose of human life is the creation of consciousness as an objective, concrete reality. The equation’s complexity and uncharacteristic elements of mysticism have caused it to fall by the wayside in traditional Jungian and psychological analysis. No major work has tackled this fascinating concept until now.
Author Leslie Stein,a disciple of noted Jungian analyst Rix Weaver, explores this groundbreaking equation to its fullest capacity. Tracing the roots of Jung’s research back to his influences in the world of the Kabbalah and Sufi mysticism, and relating the more esoteric philosophy to the modern sense of identity, Steinhas produced both a rigorous work of scholarship on a major figure and a guide that challenges readers to reflect on our own truths.
About the Speakers
Leslie Stein was born and raised in New York, where he currently lives. He also lived and traveled to India for several years. On a trip to Australia, he settled there for some time to work and train with the distinguished Jungian analyst Rix Weaver. His work includes The Journey of Adam Kadmon, available from Arcade Publishing.
The psychologist Sanford L. Drob’s engagement with Jewishmysticism and psychology has led to three books on interpretations of the Kabbalah, including Kabbalistic Visions: C.G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism. This is his second appearance at the Rubin.
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder and CEO of the Cordoba Initiative, has served as Imam of the Al-Farah mosque since 1983, and is the visionary behind Cordoba House. The author of three previous books about Islam, an American goodwill ambassador abroad, and a sought-after speaker and media guest, he is also celebrating the recent publication of Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America in which he explores the beliefs, aspirations, and ambitions, both spiritual and political, of American Muslims in a post-9/11 world.
Himalayan Happy Hour
Every Wednesday night the museum is open until 7:00 p.m. Enjoy an artful after-work happy hour at Serai with live music and exceptional programming in the theater.
From 5:00–7:00 p.m. non-members can enjoy a 10% discount on all items on the Serai menu while members enjoy a 15% discount. Unwind with friends or co-workers over a glass of wine or pot of tea while enjoying savories and sweets.