What we’re about
We are a group of people dedicated to creating a broader and deeper appreciation of analytical psychology, created by C.G. Jung. In our times of unprecedented change, we feel the urgency of re-examining our personal and collective narratives. We are committed to exploring, as did Jung, the forces that contribute to the destruction of Life and to its renewal in Wholeness.
We meet regularly, sharing an enthusiasm for the philosophy and practices of depth psychology. Our meetings include presentations, discussions, and other programs.
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 (4+)See all
- Musing on History and Jung—with Bob Strayer, PhDMcGowan House, St. James Episcopal Church, Monterey, CA
Carl Jung was, among many other things, an historian. His distinctive approach to the human past involved the application of concepts such as the collective unconscious, archetypal patterns, and individuation to particular events or processes including the spread of Christianity, the European Renaissance, and the World Wars. It is also interesting to ponder how Jung's historical analysis compares with that of contemporary academic historians. In what ways do they overlap or bear similarities to one another? And in what ways might modern historians find Jungian understandings inadequate or limited?
Robert Strayer, PhD in European and African History, has taught at SUNY: Brockport, University of Canterbury in New Zealand, UCSC, CSU Monterey Bay, and Cabrillo College. He has received awards for excellence in both teaching and scholarship. His published works include books on African, Soviet, and world history. He is the lead author of Ways of the World: A Brief Global History, widely used in college and AP courses.
- Jung Reading: The Earth Has a Soul: Jung on Nature, Technology & Modern LifeMcGowan House, St. James Episcopal Church, Monterey, CA
Given our inescapable awareness that the environmental crisis on Earth is deepening, we continue to consult Jung for his insights concerning Anima Mundi, the soul of the world. As he writes: “Nature, psyche, and life appear to me like divinity unfolded—what more could I ask for?”
- Projection and Re-Collection in Jungian Psychology--by Marie-Louise von FranzMcGowan House, St. James Episcopal Church, Monterey, CA
What is projection? What happens when we become aware of our projections, individual and collective?
We will dive into Chapter 4, “The Hypothesis of the Collective Unconscious,” perhaps the most exciting chapter so far. Von Franz both distills and elaborates the ancient and now unconventional idea—anima mundi, world soul—referring to Jung’s exposition of its mythological underpinnings. What is the evidence here for the collective unconscious? How can we understand its nuances and paradoxes?