Concurrent Presentation

Care of Souls

Jung and Teilhard’s Responses to Youth about the Environmental Crisis

Dennis Merritt

Course #: 3-C

A powerful new film, First Reformed, begs for a spiritual response to young people about environmental crises. A Jungian ecopsychological perspective incorporating concepts from Teilhard de Chardin addresses this issue by putting an ecological framework on the paradigm shift Jung predicted in what he called a “new age.”

Dennis Merritt, PhD, insect pathology (microbial control of insects), UC-Berkeley, and graduate of the C. G. Jung Institute-Zurich, practices in Wisconsin and authored four volumes of The Dairy Farmer’s Guide to the Universe—Jung, Hermes, and Ecopsychology.