The Shadow Dance of the Feminine and Masculine

Machiel Klerk dream work course

Upcoming courses with Jung Platform

Dear Jung Society guest,

Plan ahead to join us for our next Jung Society of Utah event on March 9, 2017. Our soulful local speaker, Theresa Holleran, will present  The Shadow Dance of the Masculine and Feminine . See below for more details about this  fantastic, magical event!

There are a lot of fun, soulful and adventurous programs coming up in the next several months...

Find and develop love in 2017: Learn how dream incubation can guide you to a fulfilling love life. See the third text box below to learn more.

Upcoming Jung Platform Courses: 
There is a fascinating online course with Michael Conforti on Dreams, Complexes and the Self starting January 26, 2017, and you will receive access to the audio and video recordings as well. Plus FREE WEBINAR with Dr. Michael Conforti on Dreams, register for free here

Don't miss the opportunity to learn for a year with former Jung Society speaker Robert Bosnak in this course Sparking Creative Intelligence
See the fourth text box below for more information on these great courses and to sign up.

Amsterdam Dream Journey: Join Jung Society Founding President Machiel Klerk for a long week of a true, local experience of Amsterdam next summer. Learn more here.

James Hillman Audio:  Get a 15% discount on Myths of the Family by James Hillman from our friends at by using the discount code JP15

Jung Society of Utah blog: Don't miss the latest post on loneliness and solitude!

Wishing you a happy holiday season,

The Jung Society of Utah Team 

Jung Society of Utah event:
The Shadow Dance of the Feminine and Masculine
March 9, 2017

by Theresa Holleran
The Shadow Dance of the Feminine and Masculine

"Except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance, 
and there is only the dance."
- T.S. Eliot

Carl Jung believed that the culmination of the Soul's journey is the integration of opposites within the psyche: feminine/masculine; conscious/unconscious; divine/human. Each of us, regardless of our gender identity or sexual preference, must grapple with the inner dance of Feminine and Masculine energies in our search for wholeness and the well-lived life.
This movement from opposition to paradox is no easy task. The journey is often littered with inner and outer conflicts, positive and negative projections, longings, and disappointments, as we find our way out of the madness, confusion, and darkness of opposing values, desires, ideals and possibilities, into the evolutionary leap of the Sacred Inner Marriage.

Join us for an evening of myth, dreaming, storytelling, poetry, lecture and dialogue as we explore the creative, transformative, and visionary potential of the Conscious Feminine and Masculine within each of us. We will investigate how the Feminine and Masculine archetypes, in both their positive and negative aspects, inform our sense of meaning, purpose and wholeness, the quality of our relationships, and our ability to tend to the "soul of the world" in the face of seemingly insurmountable global dilemmas.

Theresa Holleran L.C.S.W is a Depth Psychotherapist, teacher, and facilitator with over 40 years experience. She has taught graduate courses in Transpersonal Psychology, Eco-psychology, and Process Work, and has co-created national and in ternational retreats and sacred journeys in both urban and wilderness settings on themes of embodied healing and transformation, suffering, wisdom and resilience, and the Sacred Inner Marriage. She currently works with individuals, relationships, groups and communities in her private group practice at Mountain Lotus Counseling in Salt Lake City. Her work is predicated on knowing that each person has an inherent destiny that can be revealed through the exploration of the unconscious and its effects on consciousness and that personal individuation is directly tied to the fate of our planet.

Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 7-9 with mingling before and after
Location: Salt Air Room at the U of U. 200 S Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Cost: donation appreciated, everybody welcome
Please  become a Jung Society of Utah member  to support these events.

Machiel Klerk Dream Work Course: Dreaming for Love
Join this dream work course and group to find and create a great love life.
Starting January 2017!

Make 2017 the year of a fulfilling relational life, and find a great lover by using dream incubation and dream work. Dream incubation is an old human species-wide technique to ask the dream before sleeping a question and get an answer. This technique can give clues on where to look, what to do, how to deconstruct limiting beliefs and how to create a deep love relationship with self and another. 

This course and journey is in small, intimate groups of 5 to 8 people with 14 evenings in a 6 month period. In this course we will joyfully explore dream theory, practice developing great questions to find and experience love, and do a lot of practical dream work. 

For whom is this group? 
Anyone interested in finding a great partner and interested to start the journey of love. (This is not aimed at people who are already in an fulfilling intimate relationship). 

Monday evenings: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - Feb 6, 13 - March 13, 27 - April 3, 24 - May 1, 15 - June 5, 19 

14 classes of 90 minutes starting at 7pm 

Machiel's office: 150 South 600 East, Suite 7-C, Salt Lake City.

Sign up before Dec 20th and receive a $100 discount and a complimentary one on one dream hour worth $110.  

Course Cost: 
Before Dec 20, instead of $686 for 14 weeks just $586 (payment plan possible).  
Sign up by calling Machiel Klerk at 801.656.8806 or email 


By connecting to your dreams, it will put you on your path to having a fulfilling love life.

Online Dream Work Group With Machiel Klerk 

There is also an opportunity to join a yearlong online dream work group with Machiel.

Learn more HERE.

Great courses from Jung Platform!
Sparking Creative Intelligence - Robert Bosnak

A Practical Training Program to manifest innovative ideas in business, art and science

We all get stuck in habits of consciousness. This makes us receive ideas solely through a single channel. Intelligence, as we know from the study of dreaming, occurs on multiple channels simultaneously. The Embodied Imagination┬« method you will learn in this training program gives access to information existing beyond habitual consciousness. This is essential for any form of innovation, be it in business, art or science.

From the beginning of Western philosophy, ideas have been understood as autonomous living forces the human imagination can tap into. Alchemy tells us that ideas organize s around creative sparks that need to be freed from their opaque crust in order to manifest as breakthrough information.

This year long course will teach professionals in business, arts and sciences to attune to these innovative ideas that exist just outside our ordinary reach. The goal is to spark the same world-creating dreaming powers that engender complete worlds every night, more real than any virtual reality has produced thus far.

Participants will be introduced to methods of directed dreaming that go back three millennia and have been proven successful in contemporary applications.

The objective of this course is to train participants to independently access living autonomous creative ideas and to bring them to manifestation in the world. Each participant is strongly encouraged to bring creative projects in their field of endeavor on which they wish to work during this training course.

Learn more HERE.

Dreams, Complexes and the Self:  The Eclipse of God and the Creative

"Matter is Spirit moving slowly enough to be seen"  
- De Chardin

According to Conforti "The dream is a telling of the life we are meant to live, of a destiny awaiting our arrival, and of a union with something far greater than we could have ever imagined.  So too, the dream tells us when we arrived at some dead end roads, of those fits and starts that silence the call of Self, and confining us to an outdated and undeveloped life." In this four week course Dr. Conforti will give us hints at how to understand these dream images. 

Read more about this approach to dreams in a fascinating blog HERE.

About the speaker: Dr. Michael Conforti is a Jungian analyst and the Founder and Director of The Assisi Institute. He has been a faculty member at the C.G. Jung Institute - Boston, and the C.G Jung Foundation of New York.  He is the author of Threshold Experiences: The Archetype of Beginnings (2007) and Field, Form and Fate: Patterns in Mind, Nature and Psyche (2013). His articles have appeared in Psychological Perspectives, San Francisco Jung Library Journal, Roundtable Press, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, and Spring Journal.  Dr. Conforti maintains a private practice in Mystic, CT and consults with individuals and corporations around the world. He provides his insights as a sought-after consultant to businesses, government institutions, and the film industry. 

Dates: Jan 26, Feb 2 / 9 / 16, 2017

Time live webinar: 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Length: Four week course, 4 times a 60 minute class. (incl. an audio and video recording)

Cost: $89 - yet till Jan 5th only $79 (incl. audio recording and access to video).

Learn more about this great course and enroll HERE.

Sign up HERE for a free webinar on dreams with Michael Conforti, January 12, 2017.

Read the latest posts from the Jung Society of Utah blog!
Loneliness and Solitude: A Jungian View

"Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself."
- C.G. Jung

Loneliness can be described as "perceived  social isolation, or the discrepancy between what you want from your social relationships and your perception of those relationships." People are often ashamed of feeling lonely, but loneliness is increasingly common:  Time Magazine and the  Huffington Post recently published articles describing loneliness as a growing public health concern.

How then can we address this common, yet painful experience?

Read more on the JSOU blog HERE. 
Notes of Interest      


Free webinar on Dreams with Dr. Michael Conforti
Amsterdam Dream Journey with Machiel Klerk
Community Event:
One World Concert
Includes audio recording of live event.

In this free webinar Dr. Michael Conforti will take you on a journey to explore the images of a dream and their archetypal nature.
According to Conforti "The dream is a telling of the life we are meant to live, of a destiny awaiting our arrival, and of a union with something far greater than we could have ever imagined. So too, the dream tells us when we arrived at some dead end roads, of those fits and starts that silence the call of Self, and confining us to an outdated and undeveloped life." Dr. Conforti will give us hints at how to understand these dream images. 

There will also be a four week course starting on Jan 26th, in which Dr. Conforti will go in-depth into this subject matter. You can enroll HERE for the course. 

Date: Jan 12, 2017

Time live webinar: 11-11:45 EST (9-9:45 PST)

Length: 45 min (incl. a copy of the audio and access to the video recording)

Cost: FREE Enroll HERE.

Enroll for the discount on the four week course HERE.

An in-depth, local experience of Amsterdam.

August 2017

Get a true local experience of Amsterdam, one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. This promises to be a dream journey to the city that was founded in the 13th century, with UNESCO world heritage city center canal ring, and some of the greatest museums in the world.

Travel local style in a small group and learn a lot about the culture of The Netherlands and Amsterdam with your Dutch guide Machiel Klerk. He grew up in the Netherlands and Amsterdam is his "other home." 

Machiel will tell you about the history of Amsterdam, show you the fun places and provide talks and lectures to give you a real idea of the Dutch and Amsterdam cultural mentality. At the same time you will have time to do an inner journey by engaging in several dream groups and do some one on one inner work with Machiel.

Of course, we've also planned lots of time to enjoy modern Amsterdam's markets, pubs, and the arts as theatre, concerts and festivals too. You'll come away with a deep and rich understanding of what makes this country tick, and you might have fallen in love with this place.

More information HERE.
Join the Human rEvolution!

January 1, 2017
6:00 - 9:00pm

A globally synchronized Concert, including a spectacular music ensemble with harps, flutes, singing bowls, and the masterful singer/songwriter from L.A. - John Astin. 

LIVE in Salt Lake City, Utah's Libby Gardner Hall at 6:00 pm. 

A powerful way to join the planet for the New Year, and raise money and awareness to bring children home from slavery. 

We will have speaker Grace, a three minute documentary and a brochure with invaluable information to help protect our children, and prevent and eradicate human trafficking.

If you purchase your tickets before December 17, you will get a free One World Concert 2017 CD download.


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General Responsibilities: 
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