April 19-20, 2002: Claire Dunne

Lecture: "Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul"

"The main interest of my work is not concerned with the treatment of neurosis but rather with the approach to the numinous…(which) is the real therapy." C.G. Jung in a letter to P.W. Martin.

In this lecture, Claire Dunne will present a human spiritual portrait of Jung and the core of his work, with some emphasis on the late years of his deepest flowering, and amplified by symbolic images from her book, Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul. Jung’s work, powered by a vision that is essentially evolutionary in spirit, points to a breadth and depth of life that is prophetic for our time and is inextricably linked with the unfolding nature of man himself.

Workshop: How Jung Are You?

In this exploratory workshop, we will be guided through a journey into our individuating, creative, psychic and spiritual selves. Using themes from Dunne’s recent book as points of departure for inner seeking, this participatory workshop will draw on music and slides to deepen each person’s self-exploration and creative expression. Bring materials to amplify a dream, story, painting, poem or thought.


Claire Dunne, Irish author, lecturer, broadcaster, and producer has had a diverse career in radio, television, film, and educational media. As a resident of Australia, she was the Foundation Director of the country’s first two multicultural radio stations and was awarded the Order of Australia Honor (OAM) for her contributions to multiculturalism, Celtic culture, and ethnic broadcasting. She has lectured widely on many subjects.

Her first book, People under the Skin, is based on her experiences in Aboriginal Australia and her audio/biography, Mary MacKillop: No Plaster Saint, is about Australia’s controversial first saint. Her current book, Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul, published by Parabola in New York, 2000, was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, as well as receiving praise from Jungian analysts, scholars and authors. Since this publication, Ms. Dunne has been lecturing across the United States, the U.K. and Australia on the subject of Jung.

Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul