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The Jung Society of Utah is a non profit organization that started in 2009 with providing lectures, workshop and education on Jung and depth psychological perspectives to the local community. Since then it has flourished and attracts between 175 and 300 people per event.

There is a deep sense of community by the local creative, soulful and reflective participants. A sense of Eros for learning, and connecting in a deep meaningful way with fellow locals. The group explores a wide variety of topics that touch on topics on how to live a meaningful and experience a fulfilling life.

The Mission

The mission of the Jung Society of Utah is to deepen the experience of the creative spirit through psychological and philosophical education, artistic expression, expansive perspectives and creation of
a soulful community.

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The Vision

A community of soulful people creating opportunities to fulfill dreams and discover new ways of sustainable being.

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Loneliness and Solitude: A Jungian View

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Amanda Butler

“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself.” - C.G. Jung Loneliness can be described as “perceived social isolation, or the discrepancy between what you want from your social relationships and your perception of those relationships.” People are often ashamed of feeling lonely, but loneliness is increasingly common: Time Magazine and the Huffington Post recently published articles describing loneliness as a growing public health concern. How then can we address this common, yet painful experience? Loneliness as a messenger Loneliness can be experienced by anyone, even those who are surrounded by other people. Personally, some of my loneliest experiences have involved…

Pop Psychology? Jungian Concepts in Popular Mu...

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Charles Stanford

That was what my father had not understood, I thought; he had failed to experience the will of God, had opposed it for the best reasons and out of the deepest faith . . . He had taken the Bible's commandments as his guide; he believed in God as the Bible prescribed and as his forefathers had taught him. But he did not know the immediate living God who stands, omnipotent and free, above His Bible and His Church, who calls upon man to partake of His freedom . . . then came the dim understanding that God could be something terrible. (Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, trans. Richard and Clara Winston, 40) I saw my…

Interview: Thomas Moore on Creating Soulful Re...

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Amanda Butler

“How can we know ourselves by ourselves? . . . Soul needs intimate connection, not only to individuate, but simply to live. For this we need relationships of the profoundest kind through which we can realize ourselves, where self-revelation is possible, where interest in and love for soul is paramount.” - James Hillman “A soul mate is primarily someone with whom we have a soul connection,” according to bestselling author Thomas Moore. Although not everyone we meet is a soul mate, we can make all of our relationships more soulful. The soul in relationship “It’s very important in keeping your soul alive to be attached, to be close to people, to get involved in the entanglements…

Interview: Thomas Moore on Soul Mates

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Amanda Butler

“I found [my soul] again only through the soul of the woman.” - C.G. Jung Carl Jung wrote in The Red Book about coming to know his own soul through relationship with an other. According to author Thomas Moore, our deepest connections with others often teach us the most about ourselves and lead to our greatest development as individuals. What is a soul mate? “All of our relationships may be soulful to various degrees,” Moore said. “So you may have a friend that is very close to you, and you could call them a soul mate, even though they’re not a lover.” In his extensive study on the history of the soul, including what it is…

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