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About the Society

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

There is a deep sense of community amongst the creative, soulful and reflective participants. Please join us, and share in a sense of Eros for learning and connecting with fellow locals. The group explores a wide variety of topics that explore how to live and experience a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Who is the Jung Society of Utah

The Jung Society of Utah is a non profit organization that started in 2009 with providing lectures and 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.

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Founding Dream of the Jung Society of Utah

I find myself about 50 yards high above the lake of Zurich. I am looking at Carl Jung’s residential home. His house has a large yard that goes over into the lake. Then I see Carl Jung working on a concrete platform behind his house. This square concrete platform is in the water and touches the wooden dock and his yard, it is probably about 15 by 15 yard. This concrete platform is not there in daytime reality. Jung is rearranging some wooden beams in the middle and at the borders of the platform. It is as if the platform is additional space for his yard to sit on. After he has been doing that, Jung sits in a chair on this platform. Then it is as if I am watching a movie in which the movie comes to a standstill, and when it has become to a standstill, the image becomes black and white. The next moment the platform is gone, and a male voice tells behind me tells me to draw the platform, identical to what it was. I think I can’t draw, but then start and I am surprised about the straight line I put and feel more confident about it.

I took this dream as a suggestion to create and build a platform for Jung, Jungian psychology. Where people can come together, and mingle and meet and enjoy lectures in the spirit of Jung. Yet, I think just as Jung was ongoingly learning from different cultures, developments in science, I think we should do the same, and provide also the great new insights of current times.

The Executive Team

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Jennifer James

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Cheryl Forester

Public Relations and Art

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Alexa Lennon

Secretary and Design

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Rene Kolga

Consultant

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Paul Stratton

Vice President and Treasurer

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Machiel Klerk

Founding President and Chairman of the Board

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Beto Paredes

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Who is Carl Jung and
what is Jungian psychology?

Carl Jung is widely recognized as one of the greatest thinkers of the last century and is one the founding fathers of psychoanalyses and western dream work. His psychology emphasizes the value of one’s creative forces and one’s development toward wholeness.

Jung’s contributions include: A theory of the structure and dynamics of the psyche, personal unconscious and collective unconscious; Dream work; A theory of personality types (introvert/extrovert); The process of psychological development or “individuation,” which has terms that have become part of our language as complexes and archetypes.

Jung transformed psychotherapy from a practice concerned with treatment of the sick into a means for higher development of the personality. That means the illness often has a purpose, so depression is often no longer just a disorder or a sickness, but there is a purpose and meaning to it.

How can Jungian psychology
help you?

Jung provides a perspective and method for personal development. It will help you connect with the inner guiding center. This center somehow already knows who you are and what you need to become and will help you achieve that. A connection with your center will result in better relationships with others, your partner, peers, colleagues, and yourself. It will help you develop your specific destiny, which is tremendously satisfying.

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