Monday, April 23, 2012


On Friday, April 20, 2012, Jonathan Young presented a lecture, "The Inner Life of Fairy Tales," in St. Louis.  He mesmerized a large audience with his telling of "The Ugly Duckling," complete with archetypal amplifications, psychological explanations, and deep understanding of the eternal struggles of the individual--all from the point of view of the duckling.

Dr. Young long assisted Joseph Campbell and went on to set up the Campbell archives at Pacifica University, and chaired the Mythological Studies Department there.  I have seen many, many hours of Campbell presentations and interviews on video.  Dr. Young is a worthy student and in many ways has surpassed his master.  For more information, visit

The C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis will soon have the video of Dr. Young's lecture available on DVD or streaming from the internet.  The lecture is extremely informative and entertaining.  Details available at  

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


The C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis is sponsoring its second writing contest.  The contest theme is "Healing through the Numinous." First prize is $1000; second prize $500; third prize $250.  Winners will be invited to read their entries at the 2013 Jung in the Heartland Conference which will build on the same theme.  For more information visit   Winning entries from the 2010 writing contest were published in a book which is available now from the Society and will be soon from