The McMillan Institute

McMillan LionWe are thrilled and deeply honored to announce the founding of The Frank N. McMillan, Jr., Institute of Jungian Studies at The Jung Center. The Institute hosts local and online educational experiences that advance C.G. Jung’s exploration of the frontiers of the human soul.

The son of a rancher in rural Milam County, Texas, Frank McMillan, II, once wrote a friend that “Jung saved my life.” A chance encounter with the artist Forrest Bess, in a diner on Matagorda Bay in 1954, led McMillan to a lifelong passion for Jung’s thought and an uncompromising pursuit of the authentically examined life. As he wrote, “The great contribution of Jung is not that his ideas form any final explanation . . . but that they are penetrating insights that open doors and lead the way for further elaboration and understanding.”

The Jung Center shares this passion. At the heart of our mission is the belief that compassionate, ethical action in the world depends on knowing oneself. We create community best when we are able to discern our unconscious motivations and recollect our projections onto others. And each of us must walk our own paths – no one can tell us who we are or what we must be in the world.

The McMillan Institute features lectures, workshops, conferences, and other learning opportunities, many of which will also be available online in the coming years. It is also the new home of the Fay Lectures, which for more than two decades have spotlighted the most innovative scholars in analytical psychology from around the world. These honorary lectures are presented annually and are published by Texas A&M Press. More information about the next Fay Lectures, featuring Tom Elsner, will be available soon.

Read the story behind Frank N. McMillan III’s inspiration to create this institute in honor of his father.


The Jung Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Escamilla, MD, as its first McMillan Institute Scholar.  In January of 2016, Dr. Escamilla will begin coordinating The Fay Lectures, editing The Fay Lecture book series, and curating and creating content for The Jung Page, an extensive collection of resources for students, scholars, and all others with an interest in depth psychology.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Escamilla on his appointment!

A link to the full press release regarding Michael Escamilla’s appointment can be found here.


Look Deeper: A Reading Group
Sean Fitzpatrick
Four Fridays, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9
12 – 1 pm
FREE ($10 processing fee if receiving CE credits)
1 CE Hour per Meeting

Join us for this free lunchtime reading group, facilitated by Sean Fitzpatrick, in which we will read and discuss a different essay on Jung and analytical psychology each month.

The 2016 Elections: An Embodied Jungian Exploration
Jennifer Embry
Lecture: Friday, Sep 9
7 – 9 pm
$20 ($15 Jung Center Members)
1.5 CE Hours
Workshop: Saturday, Sep 10
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
$100 ($90 Jung Center Members)
4.5 CE Hours

Examine the 2016 elections through the lens of depth psychology. Friday evening we will explore the fever for the 2016 election process through meditation, lecture, and conversation.

Constructing a Healthy Psycho/Spiritual Worldview for the 21st Century
J. Pittman McGehee
Friday, Sep 16
7 – 8:30 pm
$20 ($15 Jung Center Members)
1.5 CE Hours

Join The Jung Center and The Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer for this lecture, dialogue, and workshop on the reunion of psychology and religion.

What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Jerry Ruhl
Four Wednesdays, Oct 5 – 26
7:30 – 9 pm
$135 ($125 members)
6 CE Hours

Through lecture, discussion, and exercises, learn skills for developing a greater capacity “to love” — understood as practice and sacrament (an outward sign of inner grace) rather than an emotion.

Intoxication and Addiction: A Look through the Depths
Michael Box
Lecture: Friday, Oct 7
7 – 8:30 pm
$20 ($15 members)
1.5 CE hours
Workshop: Saturday, Oct 8
10 am – 4 pm
$100 ($90 Jung Center Members)
4.5 CE Hours

Using lecture, dialogue, and examples from film, we will enter the world of the addict, discuss the recovery process, discover Jung’s contributions to the 12-steps, and explore how change can occur.

Dream Interpretation: The Nuts and Bolts of Jung’s Theory and Practice
Anna Guerra
Saturday, Oct 8
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$65 ($55 members)
3 CE Hours

This nuts and bolts workshop translates Jungian theory into an accessible, practical, and helpful model for understanding and working with our dreams.

Memories, Dreams, Reflections: An Introduction to the Life of Carl Jung
James Hollis
Four Tuesdays, Nov 1 – 29
(No class Nov 22)
5:45 – 7:15 pm
$135 ($125 members)
6 CE hours

These four lecture/discussions will offer a chance to get an overview of Jung’s life and contributions as well as provide a forum for an interactive exchange between instructor and class.
Note: Dr. Hollis will teach this class live from Washington D.C.  This class will only be available for viewing at The Jung Center.  The technology will allow for discussion between Dr. Hollis and the students.

Mind-Matter Relations According to Jung and Pauli
Harald Atmanspacher
Friday, Nov 4
7 – 8:30 pm
$20 ($15 members)

Join us for an extraordinary evening with the renowned physicist Harald Atmanspacher as he explores the unusual, pathbreaking work of C.G. Jung and Nobel Prizewinning physicist Wolfgang Pauli.

Energies and Patterns in Psychological Type: The Reservoir of Consciousness
John Beebe
Friday and Saturday, Nov 11 – 12
9 am – 4:30 pm
$270 ($250 members)
12 CE hours

Explore John Beebe’s newest thoughts on psychological type in this two-day presentation and discussion.

Refining Your Inner Bull&%#@ Detector
Monika Wikman
Lecture: Friday, Dec 9
7 – 8:30 pm
$20 ($15 members)
1.5 CE Hours
Workshop: Saturday, Dec 10
10 am – 4 pm
$100 ($90 Jung Center Members)
4.5 CE Hours

Develop a necessary relationship to an inner compass capable of guiding us when we step into the unconscious.