Thursday, October 17
A morning shuttle will take us to Eranos, where our program will include presentations, conversations, and excursions. There will be mid-morning and afternoon refreshments, and a two-hour lunch break with a lavish buffet. A late afternoon shuttle will return us to Ascona. On this final evening of the Legacy Tour, we will gather for a special closing banquet in the private garden of a historic hotel.
Mirror of the Present: The I Ching, Jung, and Eranos
with Shantena Augusto Sabbadini
“The I Ching is a formidable psychological system that endeavours to organize the play of archetypes into a pattern, so that a reading becomes possible.”
The I Ching is an ancient Chinese oracle, rooted in a shamanic tradition almost four thousand years old. It exerted an important influence on C.G. Jung and particularly on his introducing the notion of synchronicity. Drawing on The Original I Ching Oracle, translated by Rudolf Ritsema and Shantena Sabbadini, this session will explore the origins and development of the I Ching oracle and its psychological use in the Eranos Round Table Sessions. We will also take a look at some interesting insights opened up by the application of the Eranos approach to the I Ching to another Chinese classic, the Tao Te Ching. Participants interested in exploring the practice of I Ching consultation in greater depth will be able to do so in individual sessions with Shantena Sabbadini.
Shantena Augusto Sabbadini worked as a theoretical physicist at the University of Milan, Italy, and the University of California. He was involved in research on the foundations of quantum physics and in the first identification of a black hole. In the 1990s and early 2000s he helped organize the Eranos Round Table Sessions and lectured at Eranos about the I Ching, physics, and philosophy. He is Associate Director of the Pari Center for New Learning in Tuscany, Italy. For more information on his work, visit www.shantena.com.