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 2021 MCMILLAN INSTITUTE PROGRAMS ONLINE
Holding the Tension: David Bohm and C.G. Jung
(Livestreaming) | Beth Macy | Tuesday, Sep 28 | 5:00pm-6:30pm | $20 ($15 Jung Center Members)
Dual Wounds and Conflict in Relationships: A Simultaneous Analysis of The Fisher King and the Myth of Demeter and Persephone
(In-Person and Online) | José Leal | Saturday, Oct 16 | 12:00pm-3:00pm | $65 ($55 Jung Center Members) | 3 CEs
Gnostic Spirituality: Then and Now
(Livestreaming) | Naamleela Free Jones | Wednesday, Oct 27 | 6:00pm-7:30pm | $20 ($15 Jung Center Members)
The Broken Mirror: Refracted Visions of Ourselves
(Livestreaming) | James Hollis | Mondays, Nov 1-22 | 6:30pm-8:00pm | $135 ($125 Jung Center Members) | 6 CEs
How to Love a Narcissist: Jung, Narcissism, and the As-If Personality
(Livestreaming) | Susan Schwartz | Saturday, Nov 6 | 10:00am-11:30am | $20 ($15 Jung Center Members) | 1.5 CEs
Alchemy and Jung (Livestreaming) | Mansoor Abidi | Saturdays, Nov 20 – Dec 11 | 10:00am-11:30am | $135 ($125 Jung Center Members) | 6 CEs