The Collective Unconscious—Talk-Circle

What is your feeling about the collective unconscious? While Jung is widely known for his hypothesis, his meaning seems generally to be misunderstood. A sense of Jung’s actual usages of this term feels urgently needed for us in 2024, nearly a quarter of the way through the 21st century, as we find ourselves living out […]

The Hermetic Roots of Jung’s Undiscovered Self—with Mervat Nasser, MD, MPhil

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung                                        Jung is perhaps one of the most Hermetic/Gnostic thinkers of our era.  He wrote about the Nag Hammadi Hermetic scripture, Zosimos’s visions, and the influence that Paracelsus and Goethe had on him. Although Jung is known as a […]

Death, the Concept —with Eileen Murphy, MD

My presentation is on the concept death and the various ways Western philosophers, artists and, more recently, AI researchers have explored it. The idea of death has been trending. Many people are convinced that with the inevitable merging of humans with Artificial Intelligence, a superhuman creature who is deathless will come to be. No more death! This shocking possibility […]

Jung on Personality—Talk-Circle

Tonight, all are invited to share our various points of view about human personality. Many powers are converging to mutilate—but also to enhance the development of—our personalities. What is the meaning of an authentic, genuine, human personality? Is this question being raised in Silicon Valley C-suites? The achievement of personality means nothing less than the […]

The Meaning of Meaning: Jung, Jaffé, and Bohm

What do we mean by meaning? Such as, the meaning of being, as we take it up in our weekly dialogues. The lack of meaning in life is a soul-sickness whose full extent and full important our age has not as yet begun to comprehend. // A psychoneurosis must be understood, ultimately, as the suffering […]

WHAT DID THE THUNDER SAY?—with Elizabeth Wrightman and John Dotson

In a duo-exhibition, Elizabeth will show paintings and John will show sculptures at the Pacific Grove Art Center from September 6 through October 24—under the title, WHAT DID THE THUNDER SAY? In the Book of Revelation : ...a mighty angel…cried out in a loud voice, like a lion roaring… and the seven peals of thunder […]