Satan, Lucifer, and the Jungian ShadowwithJames P. Driscoll

james driscoll


James P. Driscoll, PhD, is one of the foremost critics of Renaissance literature from a Jungian perspective. He is author of Identity in Shakespearean Drama, The Unfolding God of Jung and Milton, and Shakespeare and Jung: The God in Time.

Here he describes Satan, Lucifer, and Prometheus as different versions of C. G. Jung’s “shadow” archetype. He evaluates the differing interpretations in theology and depth psychology. He discusses the nature of archetypes and suggests that the solar system — with sun, planets, and moons — is a useful analogy for thinking about archetypes and their interrelationships. He addresses the question of the metaphysical nature of evil.

(Recorded on March 21, 2019)

Published on April 6, 2019