Join the Friends of Jung
All our lectures, workshops, and discussions can be attended by those with a limited background in Jungian Psychology, and are at the same time of value to those with professional psychological training and interests. Our Friends of Jung events include advanced reading seminars, and dream and fairy tales workshops and more. The courses are taught by our local analysts.
“Tracks”—A Young Woman’s Journey into the Desert A Jungian Seminar with M. Mae Stolte, Jungian Analyst
This seminar, available to Friends of Jung members, will focus on the true story of the journey of a young woman, Robyn Davidson, who walked 1700 miles across the Australian desert. Accompanied by her dog and four camels, she sets off on a “life changing journey of self-discovery”.
We will view the film together Friday evening. Saturday we will explore the symbolic nature of the various stages of this heroic journey, from preparation to the actual walk- the obstacles and help along the way- to reaching the final destination. We’ll do this through discussion and journal writing.
You may want to view the film ahead of time or read the book-both available from the public library.
Lecture: Friday November 24
Workshop: Saturday November 25
Book Club: The Red Book
The Book Club is hosted by Dennis Slattery via Skype, and will meet four times on February 24, March 17, April 7, and April 28.
Registration for the book club includes admission at Dennis Slattery’s Saturday workshop on February 3rd. (Note: If you’d like to attend his Friday night lecture, please register for that separately at regular member and non member prices.)
The Red Book is viewed by many as Carl Jung’s central work. From 1913 to 1916 Jung engaged in a deep inner process; it was an exploration of his unconscious that he later referred to as “my most difficult experiment.” From 1914 to 1917 he reflected his inner images in symbolic paintings which he later gathered together and called Liber Novus (the “New Book). A red, leather bound manuscript, it became commonly known as The Red Book. Released to the public in 2009, it’s one man’s intimate journey with the unconscious, and it’s an excellent resource for those of us who similarly want to undertake a conscious path to understand ourselves more deeply.
We’d like to encourage all our members to read and personally engage with this rich and marvelous book. That is why we’ve chosen The Red Book as our Book Club pick for 2018.
Saturdays, February 24, March 17, April 7, April 28
Time & Location: TBA
Mandala Art Making Series
The Calgary Jung Society is “A dynamic community engaged in the discovery of Self and the world in which we live, in the spirit of the life and work of Carl Jung.” As a complement to our 2018 study of the Red Book, we’re offering our members the opportunity to explore your own personal images and dreams to make your own mandalas, as an inspirational, reflective and therapeutic practice.
The series will run for five sessions, once a month beginning in January 2018 and finishing in May 2018. (The dates will be announced soon.)
The May session will be held outdoors in a local natural park environment where mandalas would be created using natural materials.
This will be an intimate experience; the series is open to no less than three and no more than eight participants.
Carl’s Café is a post lecture/workshop discussion group. Come discuss the ideas with community members and dive deeper into the topic.
Wednesday evenings 7:00 to 9:30 pm
2017 – 2018 location TBA