The C. G. Jung Society of the Triangle is an organization of people interested in learning about the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. Our membership consists of people from all backgrounds and professions.
Members enjoy discounted fees, a newsletter, shared resources, and member-only social events. New members may join at any time.
Movie Night with Jungians
September 16, 7:30 pm
The Post (2017)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk
Discussion leader, George Sharp
Films are free
Call 919-604-0427 for directions
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Join us at upcoming events to foster insight, wisdom and community....
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, 7:30 pm - Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, NC
Lecture by J. Randall Mishoe, D.Min, Jungian Analyist:
Buddha Mind, Christ's Heart, Jung's Dream- A Reorientation
Reorientation a fresh orientation; a changed set of attitudes and beliefs.
At a time not unlike the chaotic time in which we are living, Carl Jung found himself lost. He would be swamped by a series of dreams and visions. Not knowing how to understand the frightening images, he feared he was becoming insane. Only after the outbreak of World War I did he realize the disturbance was not his alone, but rather a condition in which individuals and nations had become trapped. “I realized,” Jung later said, “I was stuck in ‘the spirit of the times’ and did not know how to escape.” Having little else to lean on, Jung turned to his dreams and the synchronistic events that led him to discover the “symbols of wholeness” in the lives of Buddha and Christ. From that deep descent into his unconscious, he returned to describe his life and psychological path informed by what he referred to in his Red Book as “the spirit of the depths.”
Dr. Mishoe's Friday evening presentation will consider Jung’s movement from “the spirit of the times” to “the spirit of the depths.”
Saturday, Sept. 14, 10am-4pm - Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, NC
A Workshop with J. Randall Mishoe, D.Min
Dr. Mishoe will extend the ideas of Friday evening to include the role of “alchemical transformation” in Jung’s thought and process. Participants will consider the nature of psychic energy, libido, and the flow of energy in individuals and groups. Also, as a part of the morning’s experience, we will learn a form of Chinese Chi Kung, an ancient approach to psychic energy in spiritual formation, healing, as well as the martial arts. No prior experience is necessary.
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 7:30 pm - Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, NC Lecture by Jeffrey Raff, PhD: Living an Imaginal Life
The term “Imaginal World,” made popular by the great French writer Henri Corbin, refers to a dimension of life outside the norm, a dimension only perceivable through the imagination. The imagination, however, is not something unreal or ungrounded, a creator of fantasies and illusions. Rather, it is a powerful mode of perception that connects us with a world just as real as our ordinary world of everyday reality. As Robert Johnson has said, the imaginal is not real, it is realer than real. In this lecture I shall discuss the nature of the imaginal, its relationship to Jung and the process of individuation, as well as the transformative nature of imaginal experience. I shall also outline ways in which one can begin to live an imaginal life.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 10am-4pm - Church of Reconciliation, Chapel Hill, NC
Workshop with Jeffrey Raff, PhD: Living an Imaginal Life
Building on the discussion Friday night, we shall continue our exploration of the theoretical nature of the imaginal and imagination but will concentrate on the experience of several methods for living the imaginal life. These methods include dreaming, active imagination, as well as working with inner impulses and synchronicities. There will be opportunity to practice and then discuss our experiences working with these techniques. We will also discuss ways to live the imaginal life on a daily basis. The practices used in the workshop are suitable for both those new to Jung and active imagination as well as those more advanced.
Jeffrey Raff, PhD and Jungian Analyst, graduated from Bates College, earned his M.A. in Psychology from The New School for Social Research, and his Ph.D. from Union Graduate School. He attended the C.G. Institute of Zurich from which he graduated in 1976. Moving to Colorado he has been in private practice in Denver since 1976. He is the former president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado to which he belongs as a Senior Analyst. He taught at the Institute and at Pacifica Graduate Institute and has given workshops on Alchemy and Active Imagination all over the country. He is the author of four books, including Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, and numerous articles.