While The Jung Center's building is closed, our events are being live-streamed. You can find them on our Online Learning page
Our Bookstore and Library are now open, by appointment-only and for curbside pick-up, Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4:00pm.
Online ordering is always available here! Contact us at email@example.com for more information!
Visit "From the Director" for a letter to the community and for regular updates from our executive director, Sean Fitzpatrick.
“My instructor did an extraordinary job of relating material to real life. It didn't matter if he was talking to a college student or an 80-year-old retiree, examples were provided to ‘bring it home.’”
-Jung Center Student
Psyche and Soul: An Interview with Herb Agan
“Jung said, ‘There’s always two students in the counseling temenos, the sacred space of the counseling office. If there’s not, something is going awry.’”
Since the 70’s, UH professor of psychology Herb Agan has been involved with the Jung Center as both teacher and student. From spending years in the topic of caring for the human psyche, Herb states, “We’re all searching for meaning and purpose and something deeper than satiating the appetites and instincts…and so, people from their twenty’s to their eighty’s come to my classes searching and seeking for knowledge, healing, understanding, meaning, creative expression and fellowship.”
For Herb’s classes, caring for the psyche and caring for the soul are intertwined. “Using Plato’s idea, we’re not human beings looking for some spiritual high, like the ecstasy of the Astros winning or singing an old hymn or taking communion or falling in love. We’re actually spiritual beings having a human experience.”