Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ― C.G. Jung
The mission of Charlotte Friends of Jung Inc. is to nurture a community based on the insights of C.G. Jung and those who have amplified his work. We offer engaging broad-based educational programs led by regional experts and international speakers. Membership is open to anyone interested in studying the teachings and ideas associated with Jungian thought.
For more than 35 years Charlotte Friends of Jung has served as a forum to enhance and deepen the understanding of the importance of depth psychological principles, unconscious dynamics and the healing power of imagination, dreams, myths and so much more. To that end, we offer a diverse array of programs that include the arts, writing, music, film and other related fields of interest.
2022-2023 Virtual Season:
Charlotte Friends of Jung is excited to have lined up five gifted presenters for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. We start with Susan Schwartz, from her book, The Absent Father Effect on Daughters: Father Desire, Father Wounds, on September 16th followed by Jean Shinoda Bolen, In-between What Was and What Next: We Are In Liminal Time, on October 14th. We're thrilled to have the celebrated poet and author Edward Hirsch, from his book on Duende: The Demon and the Angel, Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration, on November 11th. We start the new year with Tina Stromsted's program Body as Compass: Dreams & the Soul on February 17th, 2023 and our last event will be a fairy tale program on April 14th, 2023 with Patricia Llosa. Go to our Calendar page for full descriptions of each program.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will continue to host all five of this season’s presentations virtually. We’ve combined our traditional format of Friday evening lecture and Saturday morning workshop into an engaging two hour Friday evening experience.
We understand continuing in a virtual format may be disappointing and that a number of you may feel reticent about relying on technology for the kind of experience you’ve come to expect at CFJ. Rest assured that we will guide you through the process. If you have a computer or smart phone and an internet connection, you’ll not only be able to enjoy some compelling events, you’ll be able to see and chat with some of your Jungian friends.
Registration is easier than ever! This year, we’re offering a single membership rate (good for all individuals within a household) of $74. Membership includes free access to all five of the current season’s programs along with recordings of each so you can go back to them as often as you like or view them at a later date if you miss one. You'll also have access to prior season's recordings as well. Registration for individual programs is available as well for $25. To purchase, look for the Square logo on our Calendar page. As always, we have scholarships available based on attendee's ability to pay, do not hesitate to ask.
In additional news, communications are moving into the 21st Century! CFJ has transitioning solely to on online and email communications this season. Without long registration lines, paper newsletters, and paper payment receipts, our new procedures will be simpler for you and better for the environment. If we don't already have your email address, click here to register for communication, to receive links to programming and e-newsletter.
2022 - 2023 Season:(click on event below for more information)
Friday, September 16, 2022, 7 pm EDTThe Absent Father Effect on Daughters: Father Desire, Father Woundswith Susan Schwartz, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst
Friday, October 14, 2022, 7 pm EDTIn-between What Was and What Next: We Are In Liminal Time with Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., Jungian Analyst
Friday, November 11, 2022, 7 pm ESTDuende: The Demon and the AngelSearching for the Source of Artistic Inspirationwith Edward Hirsch, Ph.D.
Friday, February 17, 2023, 7 pm ESTBody as Compass: Dreams & the Soul with Tina Stromsted, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst
Friday, April 14, 2023, 7pm EDT
Ukuku: The Bear-ManTales of an Andean Trickster with Patricia Llosa, MFA, LP, Jungian analyst