Fall 2014 Programming

Summer Pot Luck, Fall & Winter 2014 Events

OFJ Summer Potluck & Concert – Come Join the Fun!

Oregon Friends of C. G. Jung 
Summer Potluck & Concert 

Saturday, August 23, 2014    

From: 11:30am till 5:00pm-ish

Live Music Performed by:    SKY IN THE ROAD  

From: 2pm – 4pm 

You are invited to a potluck and concert for our whole Oregon Friends of C. G. Jung community—members, friends, and the Jung-curious.

See the following map for location. 

PLEASE JOIN US and bring a friend!
We’ll listen to music, eat, laugh, relax, and have fun with friends new and old.

Please bring a potluck contribution to share.
OFJ will supply plates, napkins, flatware, cups and water.
Alcohol is not permitted in Portland parks.  





October 17 & 18, 2014: Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C, Jungian Analyst

“The body is merely the visibility of the soul, the psyche, and the soul is the psychological experience of the body.  So it is really one and the same thing.”  (C.G. Jung, Zarathustra Seminar.)

  Jung, Spirituality, and the Body

The individuation process demands that we return to our personal unconscious and our archetypal roots.  Jung invites us to honor and understand archetypal forces that push into consciousness from the somatic unconscious. This lecture will investigate the importance of witnessing and working with archetypal energies when they emerge through embodiment. These experiences are often pathologized, although they have been experienced, observed, and discussed since the beginning of human history.  How can we have a creative relationship with them? 

Lecture venue: Unity of Portland, 4525 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

Workshop: The Body as Shadow: Listening to the Somatic Unconscious

Jung observed repeatedly that transformation can only take place “if we are in our bodies, otherwise it is like the wind blowing in the desert.”  The body is often regarded as mechanical and unimportant; although there is now renewed interest in sensori-motor research, the imaginal, and the body-psyche connection.  In this experiential workshop, we will learn to listen to the somatic unconscious through non-directed, mindful oriented movement.  Movement, image, memory and sensation will guide us to a healthy dialogue with the shadow.  Drawing, writing, and sharing will help to anchor our experience in consciousness where our truth can be honored and not interpreted.

No prior experience with this method is required to participate. Please where comfortable clothes for moving and a pillow or backjack to sit on and your lunch.

Saturday workshop attendance is limited to 30 participants and scrip will not be permitted for use.

Workshop venue: Tualatin Hills Nature Park, 15655 SW Milikan Way, Beaverton, OR 97003


Erica Lorentz, M.Ed., L.P.C. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Northampton, Massachusetts.  She is a training analyst with the C.G. Jung Institute of Boston where she sits on the Training Board. She is president of the Western Massachusetts Jung Center, was an adjunct faculty member at Antioch New England School of Professional Psychology and is presently teaching a Springfield College, Springfield MA. Since the 1980’s she has presented lectures and workshops throughout the US and Canada.

Jung, Spirituality, and the Body

November 14 & 15, 2014: Beverley Zabriskie, MSW, Jungian Analyst

Lecture:  Emotion: The Moving Force of Experience                       

There is no experience without emotion. Our daily lives, our nightly dreams; our interior realities and outer relationships; our fantasies, myths, and religions; our arts and sciences; careers and investments – all are informed by emotion. From ancestral times to the here and now of today, emotions initiate our actions, infuse our musings, and fashion the narratives of our lived and unlived lives. It is essential that we know and recognize our universal survival-enhancing emotions, and the social emotions of our particular surrounds.

January event with John Beebe postponed

Due to a healing vascular injury, Dr. Beebe has asked us to postpone his January lecture and workshop.  These have been rescheduled to May 15 and 16, 2015. We very much look forward to his Dream lecture and workshop in May, and he is excited to be coming back to Portland to present to us.

To those who have paid in advance for Dr. Beebe’s program, know that we have applied your payment to the May 15 and 16 program.  Please write to us if you would rather have a refund.

We will have no program in January. Our next event is with Carl Greer from Chicago on February 20th & 21st.