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.
Charlotte Friends of Jung is lining up five gifted experts in depth psychology for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. The season is still a work in progress, but you can read description of the first two programs on our Calendar page along with a partial outline of the full season following this section.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we will continue to host all five of this season’s presentations virtually. We’ve also combined our traditional format of Friday evening lecture and Saturday morning workshop into an engaging 2-2.5-hour Friday evening experience. For two of our local presenters, we're going to offer a Saturday morning on-site workshop with limited advance enrollment for vaccinated members, Covid-19 permitting. More on that later.
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 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, 2022with possible on-site workshop Saturday, February 19, 2022Beasts of the Southern Wild with Barbara Birge, Ph.D.
Friday, March 25, 2022with possible on-site workshopSaturday, March 26, 2022Alvaro Giraldo, M.D., Jungian AnalystTheme TBD
Late spring program TBD
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