Tuesday, November 29, 2011


A friend of mine enrolled in a graduate program in psychology told me that the textbook for the personality theories class dedicated one page to Jungian Psychology.  Although probably the most comprehensive theorists in his field, Jung gets little attention in academic circles because he is not adequately "scientific."  Because my friend is primarily interested in Jung's theory and chose it as a topic for a major paper, she asked me for a list of resource material.  I am posting the bibliography here for those interested:


Adams, Michael Vannoy. The Mythological Unconscious, NY: 2001 

Bair, Deirdre. Jung: A Biography, Little, Brown, and Company, NY:

deLazlo, Violet (Ed.). The Basic Writings of C.G. Jung, Bollingen, Princeton: 1990

Douglas, Claire. The Woman in the Mirror, NY: Sigo Press, 1990

Jung, C.G. Dreams, Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1974

Jung, C.G. Memories, Dreams, Reflections, Vintage, NY: 1963

Miles, Jack. Christ, A Crisis in the Life of God, Knopf, NY: 2001

Miles, Jack. God: A Biography, Random House, NY: 1995

Singer, June. Boundaries of the Soul, Doubleday, Garden City, NY: 1972

Stein, Murray. Jung’s Map of the Soul, Open Court, Chicago: 1998

Stein, Murray. Jung's Treatment of Christianity, Chiron, Wilmette, IL: 1985

Whitmont, Edward C. The Symbolic Quest, Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1969 

Sunday, November 27, 2011


For an interesting interview with the director of "A Dangerous Method," the film about the controversial treatment of Sabina Spielrein by Jung and Freud, go to:


Much has been written about the relationship among this trinity of the early psychoanalytic movement.  Sabina Spielrein was the first patient whom Jung treated with Freud's methods of psychoanalysis.  Hers is a compelling story--emerging from a serious mental illness to become a renowned and brilliant analyst herself.

The nature of the personal friendship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud has also received a great deal of attention over the last century.  Some say the abrupt end of the relationship and the unresolved transference-countertransference dynamics between the two men are still apparent in the gulf that separates Jung's Analytic Psychology and the (more or less) Freudian Psychoanalysis practiced today.

I am looking forward to seeing this film and will post some thoughts about it after I do.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


The C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis held its second Jung in the Heartland Conference, November 9-13, 2011, at Toddhall in Columbia, IL.  Presenters included Laurence Hillman, Jenny Yates, Lionel Corbett, and Robert Bosnak.  The theme of this conference was Portals to the Sacred II.

Last year the Jung Society sponsored a writing contest.  Winning entries were published in a book, Portals to the Sacred from a Jungian Perspective, edited by Christy Beckman.  The book was available at the conference where winners of the top three essays read their entries at a "Authors' Reception."  The book is available for purchase at www.cgjungstl.org.

As in 2009, this major midwest conference was well attended.   Having all four presenters and several of the writing contestants present for all presentations, meals, and social events at the Toddhall Retreat Center made for a fine spirit.

Some eight hours of the conference presentations were videotaped and will be available on the Society's website (www.cgjungstl.org) in the near future.

Monday, November 07, 2011


You are invited to: A Gala Evening at Toddhall!
A Gala Evening at Toddhall
Jung in the Heartland: Portals to the Sacred II
Friday, November 11, 7-10 pm

This promises to be a fun, full evening, and it's
just a half hour drive from St. Louis!
Come for:
- The release of the first C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis publication:
Portals to the Sacred from a Jungian Perspective.
- The Writing contest winners reading their works.
- A world premiere performance of:
Gates In and Out: a Play of Transformation

- Book signing.
- Authors' wine and cheese reception.

The cost is just $15 for Friends and $20 for others.
Fulltime students are half price ($10).
Register through PayPal or pay at the door.
Register Online! 
If you don't register online but plan on attending, let us know you're coming!
Email cgjungstl@sbcglobal.net with a note stating you'll be attending.

For a map to Toddhall as well as driving directions,
please click here.
The C.G. Jung Society of Saint Louis

P.O. Box 11724
St. Louis, Missouri 63105