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What is an Archetype? Working with Large Psychic Energies

September 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

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.

Registration is now open for the Fall 2021 online seminar: What is an Archetype? Working with Large Psychic Energies. In keeping with our entire 2021-2022 Lecture series, the seminar will be held online, via Zoom Meeting. Attendance is limited to 15 participants.

Please see the seminar description below for details and registration information.

What is an Archetype? Working with Large Psychic Energies

For Jung, archetypes are basic forces in the human psyche that form part of our genetic or at least emergent mental heritage. They inhabit the collective unconscious. Jung believed that the human psyche was organized around fundamental experiences common to all humankind, experiences such as having a mother or father or having or being a child. Thus there is a mother archetype, father archetype, and child archetype with the latter sometimes taking on a spiritual element in the form of the divine child. Archetypes are also found in psychic movement, in dynamic processes such as rebirth, in becoming, in individuation.

Archetypes describe human experiences of great intensity; where the unbound energies exceed the capacity of the ego to contain them. Experiences of such scope and depth are likely to arise in many human lives at some point, with a range of baffling, profound, and sometimes disturbing effects. They may be numinous. They may give us access to the light, or the dark, or both. Although an archetypal engagement usually involves large forces, these energies can at times come through the side door, and somewhat paradoxically be encountered in small or ordinary happenings in our inner or outer lives. This seminar will explore how we might work with energies of this kind and quality, what they might demand of us, and what we might ask of them.

Reading assignments and material will be sent to participants two weeks before the beginning of each three-week seminar section and may be supplemented during each section.

Dates and Times

  • Sundays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


  • September 26, 2021 – Dunbar Carpenter
  • October 3 – Dunbar Carpenter
  • October 10 – Dunbar Carpenter
  • October 24 – Maribeth Kallemeyn
  • October 31 – Maribeth Kallemeyn
  • November 7 – Maribeth Kallemeyn


  • 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 $15, 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 wait-list, please write us at info@ofj.org. If you have any questions, please call 503-223-3080.

Seminar Leaders

Dunbar Carpenter, Psy. D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Portland. He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts and is the Society’s Director of Training. He has been a practicing analyst, teacher, and individual and group supervisor for the past twenty-five years and has lectured and taught in both the United States and Zurich. Dunbar received his analytical training at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.
Maribeth Kallemeyn, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Salem, Oregon. She has been in clinical practice since 2001. She completed her analytic training with the C.G. Jung Institute Pacific Northwest in 2018, and she is a member of the Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts.

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September 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT


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