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.
2021-2022 Virtual Season:
Charlotte Friends of Jung has lined up five gifted experts in depth psychology for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. We start with Lionel Corbett, A New Myth of God, on September 17th followed by Kenneth James, The Tarot and Individuation, on October 8th. Going on to next year with our hometown talents, Barbara Birge will lead a film discussion into Beasts of the Southern Wild on February 18th followed by Alvaro Giraldo's fascinating work on The Inter-relatedness of the Masculine, Feminine, DNA and Epigenetics in Contemporary Relationships on March 25th. Our fifth program is still under construction - we'll announce it in September. 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 2-2.5-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 last 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.
2021 - 2022 Season:
September 17, 2021A New Myth of God: Jung’s notion of the Self, compared to the Judeo-Christian God-image Lionel Corbet, M.D., Jungian Analyst
Friday, October 8, 2021The Tarot and IndividuationPresenter: Kenneth James, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst
Friday, February 18, 2022Revisiting Beasts of the Southern WildFinding A New Hero For Our Futurewith Barbara Birge, Ph.D.
Friday, March 25, 2022Analytical Psychology and the Inter-Relatedness of the Masculine, Feminine, DNA and Epigenetics in Contemporary Relationships. Alvaro Giraldo, M.D., Jungian Analyst
Late spring program in development
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