Southern Arizona Friends of Jung

June 18, 2023

Dear Friends of Jung,

I’m looking back on this year with gratitude and pride for what we have been able to achieve since last September when our new board was confirmed. Our goal was to continue SAFOJ’s excellent track record of quality expert presentations while incorporating in-person community and arts-related events to engage a local audience.  Here is what we presented in service of that goal:

September: Annual Meeting with a board-generated video: Mining Youtube for Jungian Gold
October: Jeff Kiehl: The Art of Alchemy
December: Zoom discussion on Jungian aspects of 9 x Apocalypse, local theater event, led by Kathy Keler
Jan-Feb: 4-part in-person discussion on The Red Book, led by Charles Gillispie
February: Renee Cunningham: Forgiveness, a Jungian Approach
March: Susan Rowland: Jung and the LGBTQ family
April: In Person Movie Night and Book Sale
May: Ken James: Using the Tarot as a Tool for Individuation
Jungian Art Salon hosted by Lauren Raine

It has been gratifying to have good attendance for all these programs, and to have been able to meet some of our members in person at the community events. A special bonus has been the increase in our membership by about 20 percent this year, to 49 members at this time. We will be continuing in our current direction next year (see the Upcoming Events section of this Newsletter!) and hope that our members will choose to keep supporting SAFOJ in our goals to educate and build community

Charles Gillispie, President

“There is no light without shadow and
no psychic wholeness without imperfection.
To round itself out life . . . calls not for perfection
but for completeness;
and for this the ‘thorn in the flesh’ is needed,
the suffering of defects without which there is no
progress and no ascent.”

—Carl Gustav Jung

Southern Arizona Friends of Jung is a public organization in Tucson

Friends of Jung is dedicated to promoting the psychology of C. G. Jung through affordable lectures, workshops and discussion groups designed for both lay and professional interests.

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Southern Arizona Friends of Jung is a non-profit organization that provides educational programming to the public about the work and theories of C.G. Jung. These educational offerings are not intended to function as professional counseling or psychotherapy for participants.