Season Finale with Malidoma Somé June 24-26:

Friday lecture: Gift and Purpose, June 24th, with fun festivities before and after

Weekend workshop: Water Ritual - Grief, June 25/26

Private divination sessions with Malidoma Somé June 27/28

Dear Jung Society guest,

The Jung Society Season Finale with the African Shaman Malidoma Somé will be a wonderful community event! We have will several activities as in the years before, such as free tarot readers, chair massage, art, and music! Join us for these soulful festivities before and after the Friday evening lecture, and enjoy a fantastic talk by a talented speaker, storyteller, and shaman: Malidoma Somé

Plan ahead for these Season Finale events:

Friday evening lecture and festivities: Malidoma Somé will talk about "Gift and Purpose" on June 24th. This is going to be a marvelous evening!! 
See the second text block for more information about the lecture and the other fun pre- and after lecture activities.

Weekend workshop: Malidoma will lead a Water Ritual on Grief in beautiful South Fork Canyon on June 25/26. See the third text block or to learn more HERE.
Private divination sessions: Don't miss this unique opportunity for a divination session with Malidoma Somé on Monday June 27th and Tuesday June 28th. See the fourth text block for details and to schedule your appointment or click HERE.
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We are looking forward to seeing you all and celebrating the Finale on June 24th!

Also in this newsletter:

Volunteer with us! We need a volunteer to help us with managing the Jung Society's site. See the fifth text block for details  or contact Machiel Klerk at 

The Jung Society of Utah Team 

Jung Society of Utah Season Finale June 24-26:

African Spirituality with the shaman Malidoma Somé

Season Finale with Malidoma Somé

Friday evening: Gift and Purpose - The African tradition sees that every individual comes into the world with a specific gift and purpose, to contribute to the community and the world. We are not in this world to be crushed, yet have a gift to offer. When we are connected to our gift we experience a sense of purpose. This gift sometimes comes out in gentle ways, and other times it is being activated due to trouble. Malidoma will also talk about ways to find your gift and purpose. 

We welcome Malidoma Somé back, and watch this 3 minute clip of the last time he was with us! (starts after 20 seconds)
Malidoma Patrice Somé, PhD is from Burkina Faso, West Africa. He is a gifted shaman and holds three master's degrees and two doctorates. He is a storyteller, author and spokesman of the West African wisdom tradition. 

Malidoma Somé: Gift and Purpose

Lecture: June 24th, 2016
Doors open at 6:00pm with tarot, astrology readers, and music
Lecture 7:00 - 8:30 pm
 9:30 pm more mingle time and free readings

Location:  Publik Coffee Roasters 
975 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Cost: Free (appreciated if you purchase a membership)

One complimentary 
CE for mental health professionals

Parking for the event is free, but it may be necessary to park around the block and on the other streets near the venue.

A lso enjoy the weekend workshop with Malidoma Somé, and learn more about it below. 

Don't miss these exciting Season Finale festivities!

In addition to a wonderful talk by Malidoma Somé, the Jung Society Season Finale will feature free tarot readings, chair massage, music, art, meet the members, and a fun atmosphere. Read below about several of the healing professionals and psychics who will join us for this great community event:

Cheryl Forester: Palm and Tarot Readings
Cheryl has been reading palms and studying the art of the tarot for 20 years. She loves to assist people in finding their joy by looking into the symbology for each individual. Her readings focus on a soul path encompassing past, present, and future.

Laurel Flood: Chair Massage
Laurel has fifteen years experience with massage and bodywork.  Specializing in pain management, injury prevention, rehabilitation and relaxation.  Convenient Sugarhouse office location and outcalls available.
(801) 910-0893

Jennafer Martin: Tarot and Pet Psychic Readings
Jennafer is a skilled intuitive, coach, Reiki master, and ordained non-denominational minister who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, but who works with people worldwide. She:
*offers psychic medium readings for pets or humans,
*practices and teaches Reiki and energy balancing,
*teaches classes and offerings one-on-one mentoring sessions on intuition and other topics, and
*officiates weddings.
She'll be offering tarot and pet psychic readings at this event. Bring a photo of your pet for that type of reading.

Laurie Frazier: Archetype, Numerology, and Tarot Readings
Laurie is a Transformational Life Coach and Chopra Certified Instructor, Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. She graduated from Boston College with a degree in Theology. She teaches mindfulness, meditation and emotional freedom in corporate settings, as well as one-on-one sessions and group classes for addiction and recovery facilities.
Laurie is the Founder of the House of Moksha that produces bi-monthly gatherings called The Moon Show. This like-minded, like-hearted community has been meeting for almost 5 years presenting topics relating to spirituality, mindfulness and awareness. 
All her events are open to the public and can be found on The Moon Show group page on Facebook and on her website .

We are excited to welcome back to the Jung Society our resident musician, friend, and gifted artist:  Stevie T. ! Great music for our pre- and after meet and mingle! 

"Just Be Love" , by "Stevie T" is an original song, and the theme for music to set the background spirit for this event. Stevie will also play other purposeful, original music, "I'm Alone" and "Made me Smile", and covers from the Beatles, Kenny Loggins, CSN&Y, Aaron Neville and Etta James, Jimmy Buffet, etc. The father of 5, grandfather of 11, and "Great Big Grampa" of 1 great grandson, Stevie will set the spirit for the Jung Community event.
Stevie T - (435) 729-0836 - Private Parties & Events - Solo, Duet, Trio or Band.  "Classic Ballads, Blues and Original Rock."

In addition, we will have art by Devon Stanfield, another chair massage by Alexa Lennon, and much more!!
Weekend workshop with Malidoma Somé, June 25/26:

A Water Ritual - Grief

Reserve your ticket HERE.

Grief is felt every time something contradicts our sense of humanity, separating us from our sense of identity; it is a dramatic event creating a crisis of the soul requiring reconciliation. Emotion is the most natural response and grieving has the same profound strength that love holds, in its shadow side. We are, however, conditioned to suppress and repress these powerful emotions and hold a stiff upper lip through adversity and pain. We have been told that time heals all wounds, and yet we carry a heaviness of heart. It is as though the grief holds us back from experiencing the lightness of spirit and our degree of participation in life.

Grieving vents the soul - it is not to be confused with weakness or vulnerability. Emotions are collective and affect those within our community, much as a smile can bring warmth to another, grief can bring sadness to another within that community. Grief is released as layers of loss, requiring a lot of energy. One member of your community can trigger suppressed grief within you hence, the community contributes to your process.

In the Dagara community (African indigenous wisdom), grief is seen as the food for the psyche. Just as the body needs food, the psyche needs grief to maintain its own healthy balance. Holding back unexpressed emotion and tears is like a time bomb; both dangerous to ourselves and to the world around us.

Many of us have reservations about connecting on a deep, emotional level as we have been immersed in a society of logic and reason, yet we truly need to look at what we are LOSING IN OUR LIFE when we choose not to grieve. Emotions sit within our bodies on a cellular level and this can now be mapped with incredible precision. Our bodies require the freedom of flow within; not just the physical flow of oxygen, nutrients and blood but also energetically. When a blockage remains within a region of the body for extended periods, it impedes the natural flow, becomes toxic, and creates disharmony/imbalances of mind and disease of the body. Dr. Malidoma Som é, Dagara Elder, author and international spokesman, travels internationally teaching the wisdom and healing of his community. He expresses that "grief is a community problem because the person who is sick belongs to the entire community. Just as the wound on your leg cannot be approached as the leg's problem alone, but must be treated as a problem for the entire body, a person in the village who is sick with grief, sickens the rest of the village."

We are at a critical juncture in our evolution, it requires full out participation to feel the freedom of mind, body and spirit again. Join us in releasing our grief in a community-supported environment led by Dr. Malidoma Somé. 

Malidoma Patrice Somé, PhD is from Burkina Faso, West Africa. He is a gifted shaman and holds three master's degrees and two doctorates. He is a storyteller, author and spokesman of the West African wisdom tradition. 

Weekend Workshop: Water Ritual - Grief
Date: June 25 and 26, 2016
Time: Saturday 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
      Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Location: 1050 South Fork Canyon Road (Five miles from Oakley, Utah)
$250 (incl. camping, dinner / breakfast and drinks) Early bird discount $225

Drive back home or overnight stay options:
  • Camping ground (included)
  • Several spaces in cabin. Contact: 
  • Stay at a local hotel
  • Drive up and down

Reserve your ticket HERE.

Private Divinations with Malidoma Somé

Monday June 27 and Tuesday June 28

The African Shaman Malidoma Somé will do Divinations when he is here in Salt Lake City on Monday June 27th and Tuesday June 28th. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Divination is a beautiful, empowering and healing manifestation of spirit. It is an opportunity to hear direction from the realm of the ancestors.  It is a process by which your epic story is reflected back to you, giving you greater clarity about your gift to the world.

Schedule a time to visit Malidoma for a private and personal divination, tailored to assist you in living more harmoniously in the natural world and in relationships with the spirit world. You may be assigned personal rituals designed to support your growth and your deepening relationship with the natural and spiritual worlds.

Monday June 27th
Tuesday June 28th
Cost: $300

Click HERE to reserve your appointment.

Volunteer with us!

The Jung Society of Utah exists by the grace of our fantastic local community, both in terms of financial donations and by the help of volunteers. 

We are looking for a Meetup Manager to organize and promote the Jung Society of Utah's events on


General Goal: To build community, and promote the Jung Society and its events.
Tasks: Be the manager of the Jung Society Meetup
  1. As organizer, you welcome people to the Meetup within 3 business days.
  2. Post JSOU events at least a month before the event.
  3. Create and manage special Meetup events. In cooperation with the Jung Society president, you select a speaker and date, arrange the location, and manage the event from a to z. 
  4. You are also in charge of designing and maintaining the Meetup site.
Contact Machiel Klerk for more information about this position:  or  801.656.8806  

Have a special skill that you think would be helpful to the Jung Society? Contact us!

Notes of Interest      


The Art of Cowry Shell Divination with Malidoma Somé 
" Malidoma Somé is a West African Shaman, writer, and inspirational teacher. He holds three masters degrees and two doctorates from the Sorbonne and Brandeis University. The  Jung Society of Utah will welcome Malidoma this  June 24-26 for a special lecture and workshop to celebrate the Season Finale of year 7. During the Friday evening talk he will offer insight into how we can discover our individual gifts and true purpose, and during the weekend workshop he will show us how we can come into our authenticity by way of facing our grief through  ritual.

Malidoma was born into the Dagara people in Dano, Burkina Faso. His own name Malidoma, means "he who makes friends with the enemy/strangers." Malidoma believes it is his destiny to come to Western audiences and promote an understanding between Western and indigenous cultures, and feels his own calling is to bridge these two worlds together. 

Malidoma says the Dagara believe that each person is born with a destiny, and he or she is given a name that reflects that destiny. Malidoma champions the gifts of the individual and believes in the power of community and that, "A person's purpose involves the commitment to search for and find the lost harmony that was once the holding energy that kept village and earth together." He believes that  ritual  is necessary for returning ourselves to this original harmonic state of natural community.

Read more HERE.

Conversation with the Other World: 
Indigenous Counseling Therapy

Starts November 2016

This is a very special opportunity to enroll in a one year educational program with Malidoma Some.

For whom is this education?
Are you intuitive? Do you trust your instincts? Do you have vivid dreams that sometimes wake you up in the middle of the night? Do you sometimes feel the energy of people around you? An affirmative to any of these questions signal a diviner in you. 

Teacher: Malidoma Patrice Somé is from Burkina Faso, West Africa. In his native language, Malidoma means "be friends with the stranger". A gifted medicine man of the Dagara tribe, he holds three master's degrees and two doctorates, from the Sorbonne and Brandeis. He is the author of Of Water and the Spirit. He is a spokesperson and storyteller of the African Wisdom tradition.

Weekend Training Course Dates: 
November 19-20, 2016
March 18-19, 2017
June 24-25, 2017
October 19-22, 2017
Time: Saturdays  9-6pm
         Sunday  8am-12/ noon

Location: Orlando

More information HERE.

A four week course with Jungian analyst James Hollis

We are pleased to host a 4-week webinar course by the internationally acclaimed Jungian Analyst, teacher, and author James Hollis, who will present this course on four important life topics.

Each class is 60 minutes + 30 minutes bonus discussion between Hollis and the Cape Town participants.

Week 1: On the Psychology of Men

Week 2: On The Psychology of the Second Half of Life

Week 3: On the Psychodynamics of Relationships

Week 4: The Personal Myth in Turbulent Times

Full Price: $75, or enroll now for $70 
(incl. audio copy of each lecture)

Read more about this fascinating course and enroll  HERE.


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