We 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.
FALL 2020 MCMILLAN INSTITUTE PROGRAMS ONLINE
Jung Center Authors: A Virtual Book Club, Part IV (Livestreaming) | Mark Ryan | Thursdays, September 3 – 24, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | FREE
Creative Imagination in the Works of Henry Corbin (Livestreaming) | Tom Cheetham | Tuesdays, September 15 – November 17, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | $310 ($280 Jung Center members)
Crime and Punishment in America: A Cultural Blackhole (Livestreaming) | Ronald Schenk | Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | $65 ($55 Jung Center members) | 3 CE Hours
To Deal with Rumplestiltskin: Defense Mechanisms, Psychic Survival, and Reclaiming Our Psychological Freedom (Livestreaming) | José Leal | Saturday, October 3, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm | $65 ($55 Jung Center members)
Jung Center Authors: A Virtual Book Club, Part V (Livestreaming) | Mark Ryan | Thursdays, October 8 – 29, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | FREE
Beauty and the Grotesque (Livestreaming) | Ronald Schenk | Saturday, October 17, 10:00 am – 11:30am | $20 ($15 Jung Center members) | 1.5 CE hours
Jung Center Authors: A Virtual Book Club, Part VI (Livestreaming) | Mark Ryan | Thursdays, November 12 – December 10, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | FREE
The Gospel According to Jung: Analytical Psychology in Theological Language (Livestreaming) | P. Otto Bettler | November 13 (Friday), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., November 14-15 (Saturday & Sunday), 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | $180 ($150 Jung Center Members)
Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times (Livestreaming) | James Hollis | Wednesdays, November 18 – December 9, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm | $135 ($125 Jung Center members) | 6 CE hours
Bidden or Not Bidden, God is Present: The Role of the Numinous on the Path to Individuation (Livestreaming) | Kay Todd | Saturday, November 21, 10:00 am – 11:30 am | $20 ($15 Jung Center members) | 1.5 CE hours
Stay tuned for new additions!