This year, following a short Annual General Meeting, the Calgary Jung Society is presenting a unique performance, a readers’ theatre of Elizabeth Clark-Stern’s play Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung. This play not only explores the relationship between Toni Wolff (Jung’s paramour) and Emma Jung (Jung’s wife) over 40 years but also follows the development of the field of psychology. We are quite excited to bring you a glimpse into the life and thoughts of two women in Jung’s life and we hope that you will wholly enjoy this experience.
Emma was the wife of Carl Jung and the mother of his five children. Toni was a patient of Jung’s who subsequently accompanied him through his dark night of the soul after he split from Sigmund Freud. Both women contributed to the development of Jung’s theories. Both attended academic conferences with him, sometimes together and sometimes separately. Both became analysts, wrote books, participated in the Zurich Psychology Club and taught at the C. G. Jung Institute. Each of them suffered because of the presence of the other in the life of the man they both loved. They also found common ground in the realm of the mind and in their devotion to personal individuation.
Please join us on January 24th for a warm and spirited peek into the dynamics between Emma and Toni – two women who influenced Jung’s thinking and theory.
Please note: The performance will follow the AGM January 24th at 7:30 pm, guests are welcome!