Nashville Jung Circle Newsletter - Summer 2019


We hope you are enjoying the beginnings of the summer season. In summer the Nashville Jung Circle takes a break from regular monthly programs, but there are events and dates highlighted in the newsletter below:

1) "Luminous Women Weekend "with Chelsea Wakefield - sign up deadline July 5th
2) Jerry Ruhl - Save the dates: Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th
3) Legacy Fund Established by Donna Scott
4) Jungian Podcasts

Luminous Woman Weekend with Chelsea Wakefield, PhD

7:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 13 through 4:00 pm, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019
Register by July 5th!
Join Chelsea Wakefield, PhD, LCSW in a circle of women to travel the realm of the Luminous Woman and other important archetypes of the Feminine.
* Learn about the many archetypeswho sit at your “Inner Round Table”.
* Expand your range of archetypal energies.
* Experience living as a more present, joyfully embodied woman.
* Expand your capacity for relationship and true intimacy.
* Develop the confidence and integrity that shine from the eyes of woman who have faced, named, and learned to work with the energies of the dark feminine.
* Learn to trust the mystery of Life’s unfolding.
Location: Dubose Conference Center, 635 College Street, Monteagle, TN 37356
Cost: includes two nights lodging with hall bath, meals and the program.
Private room: $ 350 Shared room: $ 300

Full cost must be paid by July 5, 2019
Limited to 25 participants

Make payment to and mail to:
Gretchen Watts,
110 30th Ave. North,
Suite # 1, Nashville, TN 37203
Please pay by check or credit card.

For questions/information contact:
Gretchen Watts 615-298-1661 / Gayle Prillaman 615-500-560

Dreamwork with Laura Hileman

Summer Programs

"Out of the Lunchbox”
Lecture Series by Laura Huff Hileman
at Main Library

12:00 -1:00.
"Dreams as Poems, Stories, and Myths"

Dreamwork Book Club at Main Library
We continue our reading of Dream Theatres of the Soul by Jean Benedict Raffa. Join us 1st and 3rd Fridays at noon in the 3rd floor Commons Room.

Hadley Park Branch LIbrary
Come explore the free community dreamwork meeting 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 12-1:30. New Intro to Dreamwork Classes return in August. These 90-minute workshops will come to a branch library near you this fall!

New Community Dream Groups will begin in late September. To register, contact: Laura Huff Hileman, M.A., M.S. Certified Dream Mentor & Spiritual Director
Fire by Night Dreamwork

Save the Dates!
November 8th and 9th, 2019
Jerry Ruhl

Jerry M. Ruhl is a psychologist, teacher, and author. In the first half of life, Jerry was a journalist, and he managed communications for two major corporations. At mid-life he realized he had climbed up the corporate ladder but it was leaning against the wrong wall. He began studying the works of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung and observed first-hand spiritual practices in Japan, Bali, Thailand, Nepal, and India.During his time at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he earned his Ph.D., Dr. Ruhl developed a holistic model for coping with life-changing accidents and illness. While living in Colorado, he formerly was a trustee of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado, and more recently he served for more than six years as Executive Director of The Jung Center of Houston. A psychologist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Ruhl conducts dream groups and presents seminars and workshops across the nation.
Jerry Ruhl, Ph.D

New Legacy Fund Created
by Donna Scott

Founding board member Donna Scott has created a fund to ensure long-term continuation of the Nashville Jung Circle and its mission to provide educational opportunities in Nashville based on the work of C.G. Jung. For details, read her words below. You may join her in this effort by going to the website,

"For those of you who have found the Jung Circle and its offerings supportive and inspiring, here is a way to give extra funds to ensure a secure financial future for this organization. Some of us who were initially part of the former Jung Club of Tennessee and now want to see this new Jung group thrive have contributed beyond our dues into a special fund for long-term investment, not to be used for operating expenses. Please join us in supporting the Legacy Fund by contributing $100 this year toward this endowment.

I am happy contribute in honor of my Centerpoint group at St. David's EC, and especially to honor Sara Taylor, who would have been excited to support this new Jungian group in Nashville. Blessings on this group for the bright future"!

Donna Scott, Ed.S., M.Div., D.Min.
Jungian Podcasts There are several podcasts that feature discussions or interviews
by Jungian analysts. Two of the best are:
This Jungian Life
Hosted by analysts Joseph Lee, Lisa Marchiano, and Deborah Stewart, this podcast has weekly discussions on topics like active imagination, anxiety, fairy tales, and dreams.

Speaking of Jung: Interviews with Jungian Analysts
Created by Laura London, there are over 35 interviews that explore the life and work of C.G. Jung with various Jungian analysts.