For over twenty years the Jung Society of Nashville met monthly, offering lectures and workshops on Jungian psychology to the Nashville community. This organization became inactive in the early 2000’s.
In April, 2015, a small group met to form a new organization for people interested in Jungian psychology. The name “Nashville Jung Circle” was chosen to highlight the inclusive nature of this group, which achieved its status as a non-profit educational corporation in July 2015. Founding board members were Donna Scott, Gretchen Watts, Adele Tyler, Judith Draper, Michael Whitney, Linda Odom, and Sherry Cothran Wolsey.
In addition to fellowship with like-minded people, activities of the Nashville Jung Circle include lectures, workshops, book discussions, and film viewings. All events are based in Jungian psychology and led by qualified local or nationally known speakers. This group is open to all persons, both newcomers to Jungian psychology as well as those with some prior knowledge. All activities are offered for educational purposes only and do not constitute personal therapy for any participant.
Please join us in growing this renewed community for the purpose of enhancing personal and spiritual growth and raising consciousness through learning the theories and applications of Jung’s psychology.
C. G. Jung Carl
Carl Gustav Jung, (1875-1961), born in Switzerland, was one of the most important and original thinkers of the 20th century and a founder of modern psychology. Along with Freud, Jung pioneered theories of depth psychology, which focuses on the unconscious aspects of the mind, but unlike Freud, Jung perceived the primary motivating force to be spiritual in origin. His psychology, however, is also compatible with a secular perspective and fosters individual growth and responsibility to community. Jung’s work influenced many aspects of our modern culture, including medicine, religion, philosophy, literature, and art. He is responsible for many terms now considered common, like archetypes, the collective unconscious, introvert/ extravert, anima/ animus, complexes, synchronicity, and projection. Over the years Jung’s ideas about dream interpretation, personality types, the psyche, and the common roots of all human mythologies have achieved world recognition, through both his writings and works by those, like Joseph Campbell, whom he influenced.