Mission Statement

The C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California is a community of like-minded persons dedicated to the psychological vision of Jung. Our community consists of Jungian analysts, psychotherapists in training to become analysts, and others who have encountered the unconscious at depth.

Our approach is “traditional.” This means we are inspired by the life and work of C.G. Jung as found in the Collected Works and his other writings. We are also inspired by those closest to Jung’s understanding of the value of consciousness and the reality of the archetypal psyche. We read with pleasure Marie-Louise von Franz, Edward F. Edinger, Barbara Hannah, Erich Neumann, and Esther Harding. And we listen to the wisdom of the psyche as it speaks through the world’s religions, philosophies, its scientific discoveries, and the arts.

The primary aim of the Study Center is to train students to become Jungian analysts. We also offer educational programs for mental health professionals and the general public. And we encourage individual research and publication on all aspects of basic Jungian theory and practice. We do these things, as Jung observed, to “dream the myth onwards and give it a modern dress.”

 

Recent News

SHADOW AND LIGHT: A Visitation Through Art

Shadow and Light: A Visitation Through Art Presented by: Joyce King Heyraud, PhD, Jungian Analyst and Shawn L. Klein, MA, Jungian Analyst

published: Apr 1, 2015
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Quotations at Random

“The most we can do is to dream the myth onward and give it a modern dress. And whatever explanation or interpretation does to it, we do to our own souls as well, with the corresponding results for our own well-being. The archetype – let us never forget this – is a psychic organ present in all of us. A bad explanation means a correspondingly bad attitude to this organ, which may thus be injured. But the ultimate sufferer is the bad interpreter himself. Hence the ‘explanation’ should always be such that the functional significance of the archetype remains unimpaired, so that an adequate and meaningful connection between the conscious mind and the archetypes is assured.” (C. G. Jung, The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, CW 9i, par. 271)