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.
SPRING 2021 MCMILLAN INSTITUTE PROGRAMS ONLINE
Hamman Professional Wellness Workshop: Behind the Seen – A Contemplation of the Relationship Between the Persona and the Self (Livestreaming) | Susan Clements Negley | Saturday, April 17 | 10am – 2pm | $25 ($20 Jung Center Members) | 4 CEs
Traveling through Oz: A Journey to Wholeness (Livestreaming) | Gita Morena | Saturday, April 24 | 9am – 12:30pm | Pricing and registration coming soon | 3 CEs
How to Die Before You Die: The Origin and Future of Religion (Livestreaming) | John Price | Four Tuesdays, April 27 – May 18 | 5:30pm – 7pm | $135 ($125 Jung Center Members) | 6 CEs
Popcorn Psychology (Livestreaming) | Sean Fitzpatrick | Four Wednesdays, May 5 – 26 | 5:30pm – 7pm | $135 ($125 Jung Center Members) | 6 CEs
When God Did Take My Logic for a Ride: David Bowie and the Process of Individuation (Livestreaming) | Michael Escamilla | Two Thursdays, May 13 – 20 | 5:30pm – 7pm | $65 ($55 Jung Center Members) | 3 CEs
Evocative Objects: Things We Feel With (Livestreaming) | Camilla R. Nielsen | Friday, May 21, 2pm – 3:30pm | $20 ($15 Jung Center Members) | 1.5 CEs