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

Spiritual Suffering & Healing in Later Life

This program will offer insight into the nature of spiritual suffering in later life and suggest therapeutic approaches to attaining healing and wholeness.

published: Dec 2, 2014
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Quotations at Random

“To gain an understanding of religious matters, probably all that is left us today is the psychological approach. That is why I take these thought-forms that have become historically fixed, try to melt them down again and pour them into moulds of immediate experience.” (C. G. Jung, Psychology and Religion, CW 11.148)