Jung Society member potluck on Saturday, July 16th, 7:00pm

Jung Society of Utah blog posts
Dear Jung Society guest,

This Saturday July 16th we will have a super fun Potluck at a gorgeous house with the great creative, soulful people of Utah. The weather will be great and allow us to stroll in the garden and muse with each other. 

We intend to continue in season 8, and we need your support in the form of being a member. Therefore, we coined it a members event, so members can come for free and non-members just need to enroll on the evening itself. You can bring a guest for free.

We hope to see you all there!

The Jung Society of Utah Team 

Two things we want to point out!

Jung Society blog posts. Did you miss any of this season's posts from our local talented blog team? Check out the third text box for these great articles on Jungian topics!

James Hollis online course: do you want to stay connected to Jung, soul, and stimulating thoughts this summer?  Then we recommend an online four week webinar with one of the best Jungian teachers:  James Hollis . More info below or click  HERE

We invite you to join us for a special Jung Society Member potluck on July 16th!

Come enjoy a beautiful summer evening together on  Saturday, July 16th, 7:00pm.

Connect with people you already love and make new, interesting friends. 

Archetypes, poetry, embodiment, spirituality, what did you learn from Malidoma Som é?...and did you hear we're working to bring Thomas Moore this fall? 

So much to talk about with kindred spirits in our wonderful community.

Thank you to Danielle Lin for offering her marvelous yard!

This is a chance to join the Jung Society, make sure your membership is current and if it already is...get a big hug and a thank you for supporting all the good work that the Jung Society does.

Date: July 16th
Time:  7pm
Location:  2210 E Walker Ln
   Salt Lake City, UT 

We hope to see you there!

Become a member HERE.

Catch up on the 
Season 7 posts from the Jung Society blog! 

Love and Individuation 
"Nothing is possible without love...for love puts one in a mood to risk everything."
- C.G. Jung

Carl Jung used the term  individuation to describe the "process of  integrating the conscious with the unconscious for the purpose of realizing or fulfilling one's talents and potentialities." Individuation usually  begins with a crisis, often death or some other loss. "The shattering, emotional power of such crises breaks down our ego identification, causing us to question our sense of self and our life's meaning."

That same "shattering, emotional power" may also be found in love. Jung considered  Eros  to be a "kosmogonos , a creator and father-mother of all higher consciousness."

Read this blog on LOVE HERE.

Pop Psychology? Jungian Concepts in Popular Music: The Shadow 

"The shadow personifies everything that the subject refuses to acknowledge about himself and yet is always thrusting itself upon him directly or indirectly."
- C.G. Jung

Heavy metal is caricatured and even promoted as being anti-religious because of the aggressively iconoclastic posturing of many of its devotees. But the explicit opposition to Christianity that some of the musicians and listeners claim is more complex than a simple moral depravity or hostility to goodness. Moral depravity and cruelty are too often cloaked in shows of righteousness and correctness in our world, and heavy metal is often motivated by conscientious objection to such hypocrisy. Black Sabbath's classic " War Pigs" is a perfect example of this.

Read more HERE.

Projection:  You Are My Mirror and I Am Yours
"Projections change the world into the replica of one's own unknown face."
- C.G. Jung

Projections are images we have of others, which are generated by the psyche and based in our own fears, desires, impulses, and unresolved issues, most of which are unconscious. Jung  wrote, "We must bear in mind that we do not make projections, rather they happen to us."  Projection happens when we are "certain we know what other people think or what their true character is," and interact with with them based on those  assumptions.

Read more HERE.

Psychology of the Psychopath 

Psychopathy is one of the most chilling and morally perplexing mental disorders we face. Much has been researched, but we are left with very little recourse that is of any help. Psychopaths are individuals who have no conscience and no remorse. They are intelligent and know how to work any system to their advantage. Therefore, there is little we can do to support those with the disorder in overcoming their disturbing, destructive, oftentimes violent tendencies. However, if we take a closer look, there is much that we can learn from the mental disorder of the psychopath.

Read more HERE.

African Wisdom Traditions and Individuation
"The process of individuation is founded on the instinctive urge of every living creature to reach its own totality and fulfillment."
- C.G. Jung

What does it mean to become who you truly are and live an authentic life? Carl Jung created the term  individuation , describing it as a process in which one becomes aware of one's true, inner self. Jung believed that: "Man is not a machine that can be remodeled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind."

Read more HERE.

Notes of Interest      


The Art of Cowry Shell Divination with Malidoma Somé 
"Where do we live symbolically? Nowhere except where we participate in the ritual of life."

- C.G. Jung

For those who have children and pay attention to them, observing their behavior is a gift of grace: an opportunity to re-connect with the rituals that meant the most to us as children, and hopefully to rediscover rituals that our souls may need again - or still.

Throughout his life, Dr. Jung sought not only to find and understand, but to enact what his soul needed to be whole. As an adult, he came to understand the importance of ritual and " the symbolic life." In his work with his own unconscious he revived activities which he had dismissed as child's play. 

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

$75  (incl. audio copy of each lecture)

Read more about this fascinating course and enroll  HERE.


Volunteer Positions
Season 7 Finale with Malidoma Somé

Become a Member!
We're all in this together, and volunteering is a great way to meet and get to know others in yo ur community. 
  • Website Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Meetup Manager
Contact Machiel Klerk for these positions:

Other positions:
  • Blog Team Members
Contact Amanda Butler at

Check out photos from the Jung Society of Utah's sensational season finale  HERE.

Malidoma Som é spoke about gift and purpose, and how "trouble" can serve as a guide that gives us direction along our individual path. Trouble can be "what pushes us to the edge, because the edge is where the psyche expands enough to awaken to our gifts...The blessing of trouble is that it hides an opportunity for healing."

Help us bring enlightening events to our community. 

Membership has its benefits:
  • 10% discount on workshops.
  • Members only emails.  
  • Free copy of Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung.
  • CEs for our local mental health professionals
Click  HERE  to join us!