Active Imagination

Active Imagination: An Introduction – Video Presentation

Friday 17 July 2020 - A Live Webinar

With speaker Murray Stein

Further down on this page you will find links to the video and script which will be discussed in the session at 2pm titled Pauli’s The Piano Lesson. To make the most of this session, it is recommended that you read the script and/or watch the video in advance.

Pauli’s The Piano Lesson
In this session we will discuss Wolfgang Pauli’s active imagination, “The Piano Lesson.” The text provided will be the basis for this discussion. The famous mathematician and nuclear physicist produced this active imagination in 1952 and dedicated it to his analyst, Marie-Louise von Franz. The text raises a number of fascinating issues about the nature of active imagination and its various uses.



Dr Murray Stein,





To view ‘Wolfgang Pauli: The Piano Lesson’ script please click here >


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This is a live online webinar using Zoom software. Zoom is free to download and use.

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10.00 What is Active Imagination?
11.15 Break
11.45 When to Use Active Imagination in a Clinical Setting
13.00 Lunch Break
14.00 Pauli’s The Piano Lesson
15.15 Break
15.45 Zen Meditation and Active Imagination
17.00 End


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