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 will be available soon.

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


Jung, Psychedelics, Spirituality, and AA – LECTURE and WORKSHOP
Ian McCabe | September 6 – 7

Look Deeper: A Reading Group
Sean Fitzpatrick | September 13, November 1, December 13

The Heroine’s Journey and the Life of Claire Myers Owens
Miriam Friedman | September 19

Intimations in the Night: An Archetypal Perspective on Psyche and Spirit in the Aging Process – LECTURE and WORKSHOP
Michael Conforti | September 20 – 21

Jungian Perspectives on Astrology and Archetypes: The Sun, Pluto and Jupiter – LECTURE and WORKSHOP
Jennifer Embry and Lily Roddy | October 4 – 5

An Introduction to Complexes
Jose Leal | October 5

Magee Ethics Workshop: Attacks of Conscience and the Complexity of Ethical Choice
Sean Fitzpatrick | October 11

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Walking the Tightrope
Tracy Hart and John Price | October 11

Liminal Spaces
Ron Schenk | October 12

Individuating with the Devil
Scott Stanley | October 16

An Introduction to Depth Psychology: He, She, We, Shadow
James Hollis | November 4 – 25

The Fay Lecture Series: Integrating Shadow: Authentic Being in the World
Ann Casement | November 15 – 17

Hamman Professional Wellness Workshop: Shamanism and the Wounded Healer
Nancy Dougherty | November 22

Inside The Red Book – LECTURE and WORKSHOP
Dennis Slattery | November 22 – 23

May the Real Mary Magdalene Please Stand Up? – LECTURE and WORKSHOP
Carol Pearson | December 13 – 14