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Established in 1974, The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. The Club provides quality educational programs designed to promote the study, discussion and understanding of Jungian Psychology, also known as Analytical Psychology, and cultivates a collegial environment in which participants can experience personal development and growth. Each year the Club sponsors a Jungian Conference, a number of public lectures, and one or more members-only events. The Club also has an extensive Jungian Library (https://www.junginoc.org/library) (including a complete set of Jung's Collected Works) for member-only use.

The Club’s programs elaborate and amplify the ideas of C.G. Jung by exploring diverse perspectives of Jungian Psychology, as well as a wide range of subjects studied by Jung and his followers, such as mythology and comparative religion. We seek to understand the human psyche through the psychological theories and therapeutic methods pioneered by C.G. Jung and the current use of Jungian concepts by contemporary Jungian analysts.

Most of the events are two-hour lectures, usually scheduled from 4 to 6 pm PT. Due to the COVID-19 health risk, starting in September 2020 all our programs are being presented online via Zoom. Given the current uncertainty, unrest, and economic repercussions, we feel a responsibility to the Jungian community at large to offer these programs free of charge, and this will also be an opportunity for the Club to enrich and expand its own local community. While avoiding many of the expenses required for in-person programs, we continue to incur other organizational costs which ensure that we can continue offering online programs free of charge, and, when we do meet again in person, that we will be able to do so in a seamless way. Therefore, we ask those of you who have held paid memberships to please renew, and we also ask those who attend our on-line programs to consider becoming a member or making a donation on our website (https://www.junginoc.org). Both of these are tax-deductible.

Although there is no charge for our Zoom programs, pre-registration is required for all programs. You will only be able to access each Zoom program if you have registered. There is no deadline for registration.

Upcoming events (1)

Transformation by Death: Symbolic Aspects as Represented in Dreams, Alchemy, Art

Presented by Kornelia Grabinska, PhD

This program will be presented on Zoom, free of charge. Register for this program at https://uci.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqc-2hrjwqHNKvKo17ePL0mVOxKMpThaTQ After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.

This program will be recorded for the Club’s archives, available to Club members only.

“Death is not an end but a goal, and life’s inclination towards death begins as soon as the meridian is passed.” C.G. Jung Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower (1929) CW 13, par. 68.

Death - whether physical or psychological - it is the ultimate transformer.

This presentation will consist of two parts. Part one will discuss the symbolism connected with death. Alchemical language regarding death as transformation and several mythological tales related to descent to the underworld - along with representations in art - will be shared.

The second part will present a series of dreams of a woman in her 90’s as she is approaching death. This material will illustrate how the individual psyche undergoes the processes discussed in part one.

Kornelia Grabinska, PhD, moved to the USA from Poland when she was a young woman. She obtained her analytic training from the Institute of Research and Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and Marie Louise von Franz in Switzerland. Her initial work was on the symbolism in Inuit folktales. She has presented on the descent of Inanna, alchemical stages as depictions of psychological development, the archetype of the wild, the animus in the development of the feminine, Psyche’s tasks in the myth of Eros and Psyche. Dr. Grabinska is a member of the Colorado Jung Institute, and lives and practices in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Untitled, Zdzisław Beksiński
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