What we're about

A group of people dedicated to creating a broader and deeper appreciation for how Carl Jung's Depth Psychology can enrich the purpose and meaning of life.


Our specific purpose is to meet as a group of people who share an enthusiasm for the philosophy and practices of analytical psychology created by C.G. Jung. Our meetings include lectures, workshops, seminars, and other programs.


Our founder was psychologist Joseph Pagano (1916-2012). Joseph studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich and served on the founding Board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York. Locating here in the mid-1980s as a counselor, he organized programs on dream work, process psychology, and "the phenomena of individual fulfillment." The Monterey Friends of C.G. Jung incorporated as a nonprofit in 2002.


We publish a triannual newsletter listing our Thursday evening meetings that run from 7 to 9 pm. Once a month, the Charlotte Rose Reading Group continues a long tradition of discussing the writings of Jung. We hold seasonal celebrations and occasional performance events with poetry, storytelling, music, and multimedia.


We rely completely on voluntary contributions to sustain our programs. We suggest $10 per event, but accept anything!

Upcoming events (5+)

Book Report Night

McGowan House, St. James Episcopal Church

Three of our members, John, Pablo, and Saundra, will report on books that each of them has recently read and wishes to share. The books are—Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben; Jean Baudrillard’s Fragments; and Michael Pollan’s best-selling How to Change Your Mind: What the new Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence. We will enjoy a general discussion after each presentation. We look forward to a lively literary evening for all.

Bimodal Consciousness: the Split-Brain Metaphor—with Rev G.F. Kohn, PhD

McGowan House, St. James Episcopal Church

Jeff will present a summary of his work and lead a discussion on the ways biological research on the differential function of the two halves of the human brain have impacted our understanding of spirituality and consciousness. Jeff received his doctorate in Depth Psychology from Pacifica and is rector of St. James Episcopal Church.

Atom and Archetype, the Pauli-Jung Letters —with David Alexander, facilitator

McGowan House, St. James Episcopal Church

We have begun a new book! From the back cover of the book, “…Jung and Pauli discussed the nature of dreams and their relation to reality, finding surprising common ground between depth psychology and quantum physics and profoundly influencing each other’s work. This portrait of an incredible friendship will fascinate readers interested in psychology, science, creativity and genius.” It’s never too late to join this group.

Exploring the Liminal on Earth: Art and the Unconscious—with Robin Robinson

McGowan House, St. James Episcopal Church

We will follow Robin’s experience of making art from the unconscious and how it can inform the artist’s comprehension of the subject. Join in as she takes us on a journey of synchronicities and art-making from the depths of the psyche and the Sea of Cortez, to brushes with Sri Aurobindo and the ashrams of India. She will share her resulting alternative photographic series that inspired a look into human origins, an exploration of consciousness, and a new view of our liminal place on Earth in uncertain times. Robin is a Carmel artist who recently exhibited this work at the Monterey Museum of Art.

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