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Annual Meeting

The Self-Archetype in Hindu Tradition

Presented by
Mala Setty, MA

(this program was not recorded)

Sunday,  4 PM - 6 PM,  June 3rd,  2012



The Self archetype has been imaged, storied and lived by the Hindus in an unbroken tradition of more than 4 millennia.  As such, the Hindu tradition offers a rich source for exploring the Self and ego-Self dynamics.


The lecture will elucidate Hindu images and myths from a depth psychological perspective.  It will also explore Hindu yoga practices in terms of cultivation of ego-Self relations, those being bhakti (divine love), jnana (self-study), dhyana (meditation), and karma (selfless service).


Hinduism is known as a “way of life” rather than a belief system.  We will also explore dharma, the central tenet of Hinduism, in terms of conscious living.


Mala Setty, MA, grew up southern India, deep in the Hindu tradition.  Her insights into Hindu myths are informed by the Vedanta tradition.  She earned an MA in Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute along with a BS and MS in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton.  Her passion lies in connecting the dots between Hindu mythology and Depth Psychology. 

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