Reminder - Zoom only for Becca Tarnas weekend: Becca Tarnas is not traveling at the moment, so her events on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd, are ZOOM only. Stay home, stay dry, and enjoy these events from your favorite comfortable spot. For reminders on how to connect, from the main menu above choose Programs -> Zoom Events FAQ.

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.

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.

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

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.  





May 16, 2014: Annual Light-hearted Evening


Rose High Bear (Deg Hit’an Dine), the Executive Director of Wisdom of the Elders, will discuss how the Hero’s Journey is an important tool for healing from historical trauma and for spiritual growth, using oral narratives of Native American elders and storytellers.  

This is an opportunity for members and their guests to meet the board, honor our volunteers, and find out about next Fall’s speakers is our official annual meeting.  

Light refreshments will be served.

Native American Hero’s Journey

April 25 and 26, 2014: James Hollis

Lecture: Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts  Who Run Our Lives

Our ancestors believed in ghosts, and perhaps they were not far off the mark as so much of daily life is driven by invisible psychic forces, archaic agendas, and imperious admonitions and prohibitions, all the more powerful because they operate unconsciously.  What are the features of such “hauntings,” and how might we gain some further foothold on a more conscious conduct of life?


Workshop: Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts  Who Run Our Lives

 Psychological understanding of how the past persists in the present supports engagement with mystery and the possibility of living a more considered life. Along with exploring literary and case studies illustrating the presence of “hauntings” in people’s lives, participants will explore their own experiences. Please bring notepad and pen upon which to reflect on the invisible powers which govern your daily life.


James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Zurich-trained, Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas. He is the author of fourteen books, most recently Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, What Matters Most, and Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives.

Dispelling the Ghosts who Run our Lives

March 14 and 15, 2014: Betsy Cohen

Lecture: Eros in our lives

Dr. Cohen will speak on the wisdom of Eros as a larger cosmic force that is fundamental for those seeking vitality, intimacy, and a way out of self-absorbed egos. She will start with the biblical Song of Songs and Plato’s erotic dialogues, Symposium and Phaedrus to offer guidance in our current lives. She will incorporate the gifts of Eros into the experience of love between analyst and client, student and teacher, friends, and in life. 

Workshop: Eros in our lives

We will learn about how Eros shows up in our lives and something about the brain and Eros. We will be encouraged to explore how Eros has driven, burdened, frightened, controlled, enlivened, and humbled us. We will reflect on dreams and experiences of Eros, plus previous or present attractions/crushes, and will learn what Eros has to teach us as we fall into its grip. How do we move through this energy and glean its gifts that set our souls on fire, yet not let it destroy us?


Betsy Cohen, Ph.D., an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, is the author of The Snow White Syndrome: All about Envy and articles in The Jung Journal on “The Intimate Self-Disclosure,” “Emmanuel Levinas and depth psychotherapy,” and “Jung’s Answer to Jews.” She has a chapter, “Tangled Up in Blue: A Reappraisal of Complex Theory” in How and Why we still read Jung. She has been a analyst for four decades and teaches relational analysis, intimacy and love at the Jung Institute. Her current interest is in the mutuality of emotional honesty for both therapist and patient.

Eros in Our Lives

February 21 and 22, 2014: John Beebe

Lecture: Moral Intelligence  

We will explore the Jungian psychological perspective of psychological maturity and the tools that support our development through the use of moral intelligence. Rather than identifying with one extreme while letting its opposite find expression through the shadow, psychological maturity allows us to recognize and hold the tension of opposed moral attitudes.  The goal of such strenuous work is to identify which complex has been activated. Tools for exploring the terrain between opposite poles and how to negotiate them with moral sensitivity include dreams, imagination, art, typology, and the I Ching.

Workshop: Moral Intelligence in the Family

Dr. Beebe will begin this workshop with a screening of a little-known 1950s American film about a crisis within a family. This film will be the basis for an extended exploration of the need to respond creatively to the dangers and opportunities that arise when an individual’s development creates conflict among his/her innermost circle.  Intelligence is never more moral than when dealing with an intractable impasse with a loved one in the face of one’s own development.


John Beebe, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in San Francisco where he practices and teaches analytical psychotherapy.  He completed his analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where he has also served as president.  A longtime and innovative contributor to OFJ’s programming, Dr. Beebe is the author and editor of many scholarly articles and books, including Integrity in Depth (1992) and, most recently, The Question of Psychological Types:  The Correspondence of C.G. Jung and Hans Schmid-Guisan (2012).

Moral Intelligence

December 6 and 7, 2013: Eberhard Riedel, Ph.D., D.C.S.W.

Reidel 2013Lecture: In lecture and workshop we will explore how each one of us can contribute to healing the anima mundi, the soul of the world. After the trauma of World War II and the genocide of the Holocaust, C.G. Jung asked, “Is it really only brute force that decides everything?” Over the past seven years I have learned from individuals and communities who are suffering the posttraumatic consequences of war and violence in eastern Congo, northern Uganda, South Sudan, and western Kenya. In essence, I invite us to explore and appreciate how, in a rapidly changing world, paying attention to innate capacities, such as what Jung calls the transcendent function, does make a difference. The mythopoetic layers of the psyche and creative activities of the arts function as agents of transformation by overcoming stuckness and pressures to conform. A summons to “purposeful action” can help transcend personal and cultural layers of reference and rekindle the struggle of giving birth to one’s future. In a globally traumatized world, taking a stand and modeling principled humane behavior through listening with the heart opens paths to building community and creating future.


Workshop: Participants are invited to bring one or two portraits (photographs, paintings, sketches, or newspaper clippings) that speak to them, as well as a notebook and pen for personal reflection. Experiencing the relationship between image and affect leads to thought, curiosity, and action. This insight will serve as starting point for an in-depth exploration of collective trauma and the paradigm of purposeful action for dealing with trauma. Developing a capacity for curiosity and mutuality (an I-Thou relationship) is not only central for the treatment of psychological trauma but also serves as an antidote to the ills and sclerosis of a fundamentalist mindset, which is the source of much human suffering.


Eberhard Riedel, Ph.D., D.C.S.W. is an IRSJA-trained Jungian Analyst with a private practice in Seattle, Washington, and a photographer who founded the Cameras without Borders: Photography for Healing and Peace project. Recent publications include, My African Journey: Psychology, Photography, and Social Advocacy, in Psychological Perspectives 56(1), 5-33, 2013. Cameras without Borders is a Blue Earth project. Please visit    

Psychological Trauma and Listening With the Heart
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