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.
Changes for 2020-2021 season:
Charlotte Friends of Jung has lined up five gifted experts in depth psychology for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. By popular request two Pacifica faculty members return to our community: Steve Aizenstat shares fresh perspectives on dreams in November and Susan Rowland introduces us to the field of arts-based research in March. We also welcome three accomplished scholars to CFJ for the first time: in October, Keiron LeGrice speaks on Archetypal Cosmology; in February, Elizabeth Nelson explores the concept of "shadow vows" in relationships; and, in April, Michael Conforti shows us how psyche looks at the aging process.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be able to host in-person programming this year. All five of this season’s presentations will be delivered virtually. We’ve also combined our traditional format of Friday evening lecture and Saturday morning workshop into an engaging 2.5-hour Friday evening experience.
We understand this change 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 the faces of and even chat with some of your Jungian friends.
And, 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 this season’s programs, along with recordings of each so you can go back to them as often as you like. Registration for individual programs is available as well for $25. To purchase, look for the Square logo on our Calendar page.
In additional news, communications are moving into the 21st Century! CFJ will be 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.
2020 - 2021 Season:
October 23, 2020 Archetypal Cosmology and the Metamorphosis of the Gods with Keiron Le Grice, Ph.D.
November 13, 2020 Dream Tending: Tapping into The Innate Intelligence of Dreams with Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.
February 12, 2021 Shadow Vows: What we don’t say when we say “I do” with Elizabeth Èowyn Nelson, Ph.D.
March 19, 2021How Imagination Makes Knowledge Through Art Practice in any Medium: Jung and Arts-Based Research with Susan Rowland, Ph.D.
April 30, 2021 Intimations in the Night: An Archetypal Perspective on Psyche and Spirit in the Aging Process with Michael Conforti, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst