Welcome to the JUNG SOCIETY OF UTAH.
Join us every first Thursday of the month (unless otherwise stated) for a Jungian oriented lecture as well as the chance to meet other 150-250 soulful and creatively thinking locals.
Meeting time is between 6:15 and 9 pm and most events are held at the Downtown Public Library or at the Jewish Community Center. Lectures start at 7:00 pm and are about an hour long with meet-and-greet time before and after. All Jung Society of Utah lectures are eligible for one or more CE points. For exact dates and locations please sign up for our newsletter.
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Our next event will be on THURSDAY March 6, 2014.
Freud and Jung in Fiction - Using depth psychology as a backdrop for two bestsellers. Presented by Selden Edwards.
LOCATION: We host this event at the University of Utah Union Building - SaltAir Room (200 S Central Campus Drive, SLC) @ 7PM. Art and social hour before and after. Doors open at 6:15PM.
Many who come upon the works of Carl Gustav Jung at some point in their lifetime, come to know him best through the work and lives they lead as a result. Selden Edwards, educator and novelist, will speak on his career-long love of the central ideas of Carl Jung and the connection of those ideas with personality types (in particular the MBTI) in education and life in general.
He will expound specifically on the process of writing two bestselling novels, with Jung and Freud as main characters and depth psychology as underlying grand themes. He will add observations on his current challenge: working on a third novel with Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey at its center. Included in the evening will be references to Selden’s “following his bliss” at Pacifica Graduate Institute, while pursuing his doctorate in mythological studies.
Through an evening of hearing one man’s adventures, come and reflect on your own Jungian journey, be it years in the making or finally just beginning.
Full details about this event can be found here
Course on Alchemy: Embodying James Hillman’s Alchemical Psychology by Robert Bosnak and Patricia Berry
James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy. James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected new vitality and wonder.
This course will follow the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak and Berry have studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.
In the course of between 30 and 40 sessions we will go through the book Alchemical Psychology page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak and Berry as well. It will happen to you if you’re open to it.
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The mission of the Jung Society of Utah, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to provide a platform for Jungian psychology and other related depth-psychological perspectives for the general public in the Salt Lake City region.
The goal of the Jung Society of Utah is to enlighten and educate any interested individual in the Salt Lake City region about the power within the teachings of Carl Jung and other depth-psychological perspectives. It is to provide a stimulating, intellectual and non-judgmental space for sharing and exchanging ideas, regardless of how much or how little pre-knowledge you may have of Carl Jung and depth psychology.
We will offer monthly Jungian and other depth-psychological seminars delivered by experts in their field, as well as quarterly conferences with national speakers for the general public. We will provide a platform for workshops, seminars and study groups to address a wide variety of topics.
I see Carl Jung's house at the lake of Zurich, from the viewpoint of the lake of Zurich...(Dream: click here for more)
March 6, 2014
Selden Edwards: Freud and Jung in Fiction
April 10, 2014
Teresa Holleran: Alchemy of the Inner Marriage
June 6, 2014
June 7-8, 2014
Malidoma Some: Weekend WORKSHOP
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