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Character, like a Photograph, Develops in Darkness: Views from the Shadow – Fall Analyst Seminar

September 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Oregon Friends of Jung, in partnership with The Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts, continues our series of seminars designed to deepen your knowledge of Jungian psychology. You’ll have an opportunity to learn from and engage with Analysts who are experts in their fields.

How we choose to deal with our darkness, difficulties, and defeats is a major factor in how our character will develop. The individuation process helps us become more conscious of our distinct traits, like our persona and shadow.  However, as Jung said, “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making darkness conscious.  The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.”  CW 13, para. 335.

We will explore the personal shadow, looking at ways in which shadow elements emerge, how they can be worked with, and what it means for us to work with shadow material.

(Image from C.G. Jung, The Red Book, p. 115)

Dates and Times

  • Sundays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


  • Sept 20, 2020 – Jim Soliday
  • Sept 27, 2020 – Jim Soliday
  • Oct 4, 2020 – Jim Soliday
  • Oct 11 2020 – Laura Gonce & Carol Walnum
  • Oct 25, 2020 – Laura Gonce & Carol Walnum
  • Nov 1, 2020 – Laura Gonce & Carol Walnum


  • 12 hours of instruction: $195 (OFJ members: $185)
  • Sorry, we are unable to offer refunds.
  • Continuing Education Credits are available, with one hour of CE credit for each hour of attendance. CEUs will be available for purchase, at a cost of $10, which will cover all CEUs earned over the six-session seminar.

Seminar Size

  • Attendance is limited to 15 people
  • If seminar fills, and you would like to be added to our waitlist, please write us at info@ofj.org. If you have any questions, please call 503-223-3080.

Required Reading

  • 1) Jung, C.G. CW 9, ii, Aion, “The Shadow,” (paras. 13–17). pp. 8–10.  Bollingen Press. 1959.
  • 2) Jung, C.G. CW 10, Civilization in Transition. “The Fight with the Shadow,” paras. 444–457.  Bollingen Foundation.  1964. From a BBC broadcast on November 3, 1946.
  • 3) Jung, C.G. CW 14, Mysterium Coniunctionis. Self Knowledge, paras. 707-710.  Bollingen Foundation. 1963
  • 4) Von Franz, M. L., Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche.  pp. 301–310. Shambala Press. 1999.

Further Readings: (optional)

  • Robert Bly.   A Little Book on the Human Shadow, Harper and Row.  1988.
    Part 2, The Long Bag We Drag Behind Us, pp. 17–26; Part 3, Five Stages in Exiling, Hunting and Retrieving the Shadow, pp. 29–43.
  • Connie Zweig and Jeremiah Abrams (Edit.) Meeting the Shadow, Tarcher, Inc. 1991.
    Part 1, What is the Shadow?  Part 8, Enemy Making, Part 9, Shadow Work, Part 10, Owning Your Dark Side.
  • Johnson, Robert A.   Owning Your Own Shadow—Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche, Harper Collins. 1991. Chapter 1, The Shadow.
  • Johnson, Robert A.   Inner Gold: Understanding Psychological Projection.Chiron Publishers. 2017. Chapter 1, The Shadow.
  • Sanford, John A.  1983. The Man Who Lost His Shadow. 2008. (A novel), Paulist Press.
  • Stevens, Anthony.  Archetype. Quill Publishers.  1982. Chapter 12, Shadow:  The Archetypal Enemy.

Seminar Leaders

 Jim Soliday, D Min, is a Jungian analyst and clinician in private practice in Portland, Oregon.  He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts (PNSJA) and Vice President and former Treasurer of PNSJA.  He has been a practicing Jungian analyst, training analyst, teacher, and individual and group supervisor for over forty years.  He has lectured and taught in the United States.  He received his analytical training with the C.G. Jung Institute of the Pacific Northwest (PNSJA).
Laura Gonce, MSW, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst. She received her analytic diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute Pacific Northwest. For 35 years she has worked with diverse individuals in the field of counseling. Her choice of profession came from exposure to Jung’s gift of the collected works and finding an analyst at seventeen years of age. She finds the complexity and meaning of the work rich and rewarding. Laura enjoys a broad range of clients, particularly those in the second part of life who seek individuation and awareness.
Carol Walnum, MA, is a Jungian analyst and clinician in private practice in Northeast Portland. She is a member of, past Treasurer, and current Secretary of the C.G. Jung Institute of the Pacific Northwest.  She is a member of the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich.  Carol is President of the C.G. Jung Foundation, Zurich. A graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Küsnacht, CH, she works principally with individuals. She works with symbolism in individual’s dreams and images in drawings and writing. She paints images from her own dreams.

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September 20, 2020
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