Nashville Jung Circle February newsletter

1) Monday, February 5th, 6 - 8 pm
“Introduction to the psychology of Carl Jung"
 University School Evening Classes

2) Sunday, February 18th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
"Interpretation of Fairy Tales”
Green Hills Library

3) Sunday, March 11th, 2:30-4:30 pm
Living an Examined Life book discussion
Green Hills Library

4) FRIDAY, APRIL 13th, 6:30 pm

5) SATURDAY, APRIL 14th, 8:30 am - 1 pm

Blakemore United Methodist Church

See details below
Monday, February 5th, 6 - 8 pm
“Introduction to the Psychology of Carl Jung”
presented by Adele Tyler, M.S.S.

 University School of Nashville

Nashville Jung Circle co-president Adele Tyler will present an introduction to the psychology of Carl Jung, as part of the University School Evening Classes.  
The class is designed for the layperson, with little or no previous knowledge of
Jung or psychology required.  Topics will include:

-Jungian concepts of introversion/extraversion, archetypes, the shadow, projection, synchronicity, and individuation

-the life of Jung, including his close but complicated relationship with Freud

-how Jung's theories have influenced culture in diverse ways, including literature, film, music, personality testing, and 12 Step groups

-how and why his work is relevant for people today

Monday, February 5, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: University School of Nashville
Fee: $27.00
To learn more and to register, go to

Sunday, February 18th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
"Interpretation of Fairy Tales"

presented by Dr. Cynthia Candelaria, Ph.D
Green Hills LIbrary Meeting Room
3701 Benham Avenue
Free and open to the public

There are myths and fairy tales that help us to get in touch with our limitations and at the same time provoke us to stretch beyond our utmost limits.  Almost always these stories present the living duality of the nature of human existence:  that the qualities of our experiences point beyond what is known, or what can be known, and that no matter how much we know, we can never fully grasp the total nature of our lives.  Still we are called to evolve and to continue to make the effort to develop as human beings.  Fairy Tales are stories that hint at the on-going work of integrating the material world with the psychological and the spiritual.  

We will explore the Grimm’s fairy tale, “The Water of Life.” The story begins, like many others, with a requirement that must be met.  In this case, the water of life must be found to heal the old king; and three brothers must go out one at a time to perform this task.
(this story can be read online at  

Cynthia A. Candelaria, EdD, LPC, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania and teaches for the training seminar of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and the IRSJA. A Nashville native, she received a doctorate in counseling and human development from Vanderbilt University. She has a deep appreciation of a good story, bountiful beauty, intriguing questions, explorations into the unknown, and the wonder of this world we live in.

Sunday, March 11th, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Living an Examined Life by Dr. James Hollis, book discussion
Green Hills Library
3701 Benham Avenue
Free and open to the public

We will have an informal discussion of Dr. James Hollis’ new book, Living an Examined Life, which comes out February 1, 2018. As described on

An Invitation to Listen to Your Soul’s Calling
How do you define “growing up”? Does it mean you achieve certain cultural benchmarks—a steady income, paying taxes, marriage, and children? Or does it mean leaving behind the expectations of others and growing into the person you were meant to be? If you find yourself in a career, place, relationship, or crisis you never foresaw or that seems at odds with your beliefs about who you are, it means your soul is calling on you to reexamine your path.
With Living an Examined Life, James Hollis offers an essential guidebook for anyone at a crossroads in life. Here this acclaimed author guides you through 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth, challenging you to:
• Recover Personal Authority—how to stop living in response to the expectations placed on you
• Choose Meaning Over Happiness—why seeking truth instead of entertaining distractions ultimately leads to greater fulfillment
• Exorcise the Ghosts of the Past That Bind You—how the voices that haunt you can lead you to grow
• Bestow Love on the Unlovable Parts of You—recovering the guiding force concealed in your Shadow
• Construct a Mature Spirituality—the five essential elements of integrating meaning and mystery into your life
• Seize Permission to Be Who You Really Are—the challenge of fully showing up for your life
With his trademark eloquence and insight, Dr. Hollis offers Living an Examined Life to inspire you toward a life of personal authority, integrity, and fulfillment. “It is my hope that this book will be a tool to recover your respect for that which abides deeply within,” writes Dr. Hollis. “You will not be spared disappointment or suffering. But you can know the depth and dignity of an authentic journey, of being a real player in your time on this turning planet, and your life will become more interesting, taking you deeper than ever before.”

4) and 5):  NEW DATES:  Dr. James Hollis, Ph.D, April 13th and 14th

Noted Jungian writer/speaker, who had two sold-out events in Nashville in May, 2017, returns for a lecture and a half-day workshop.   Dr. Hollis is an internationally-known writer,speaker, and Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. He is an author of fourteen books, including his newest book Living an Examined Life, which will be the subject of his Saturday workshop. 
Both events to be held at:
Blakemore Methodist Church
3601 West End Ave, Nashville, TN

For more information or registration, starting February 15th, go to

Friday, April 13th, 6:30 reception/registration;  7 pm lecture
“Living More Fully in the Shadow of Mortality”

Jung Circle members: $20; non-members $25; students $15

Jung observed that “Life is a short pause between two great mysteries.” That fact is not in dispute; what matters then, is how we live that pause. E. M. Forster observed that the two who could most illumine us, the corpse and the baby, are not talking. Given that mortality frames our journey, how might we live it more fully, not defined by fear, morbidity, and denial? What attitudes and practices allow us to live more fully? And what psychological maturation bring us to experience this short pause as rich with meaning?

Saturday, April 14th:  8:30 am registration, 9 am - 1 pm workshop
“Living the Examined Life: Steps to the Recovery of a Personal Journey”

Jung Circle members: $50; non-members $40; students $25

Tiny, dependent, and at the mercy of the world around us, we all have to adapt, adjust, bury, deny, split-off and repress, and thereby lose contact with our own sovereignty and natural source of guidance. The core project of the second half of life is the recovery of that source. This program/workshop will focus on twenty-one steps we may take toward the recovery of our personal journey.

Jame Hollis, Ph.D.,is a Zurich trained Jungian Analyst with a practice in Washington, D.C., where he is Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington.   He is also author of fifteen books, including  the February 1st, 2018 release Living an Examined Life



"My life has been permeated and held together
by one idea and one goal:namely,to penetrate
the secret of the personality." 

"My life is what I have done, my scientific work;
the one is inseparable from the other. 
The work is the expression of my inner development."

"All my writings...were things that assailed me from within myself.  I permitted the spirit that moved me to speak out."

quotes from Memories,Dreams, Reflections

Nashville Jung Circle Newsletter                 Editor, Adele Tyler

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