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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.


Look Deeper: A Reading Group
Sean Fitzpatrick | Fridays, Mar 20 (livestreaming), Apr 17 (livestreaming), May 8


The Tasks of Individuation
José Leal | Saturday, Mar 28 | Livestreaming

Home Strange Home: A Jungian Exploration of Universal Phenomenon
Camilla Nielsen | Friday, Apr 10; Saturday, Apr 11

Tending the Fire Without Burning Out
Sean Fitzpatrick | Saturday, Apr 18 | Livestreaming

Under Our Skin: Psychotherapy, Acupuncture, Tattoos, & Music
John Price, Rodney Waters, and more | Five Wednesdays, Apr 22 – May 20

The Two Personalities of Islam: Shi’ism and Sunnism
Mansoor H. Abidi | Friday, May 1; Saturday, May 2 | Livestreaming


Mandalas: Entering the Sacred Circle
Sean Fitzpatrick and Alejandro Chaoul | Friday, May 29