About Us

Our Society

 

The C.G. Jung Society of Victoria is a non-profit charitable society registered under the Society Act of British Columbia.

 

Our Objectives
 

The C.G. Jung Society of Victoria strives to advance knowledge and provide a forum for the discussion of the theories and concepts of Analytical Psychology, as developed by Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist, Dr. Carl Gustav Jung. Our lectures and events provide learning opportunities for both the professional and general public, anyone who may have an interest in psychological and creative development.
 
We aim to reveal how Jung’s unique contributions to the understanding of the human personality are both compelling and practical for anyone interested in personal development. Our gatherings offer the opportunity to discover the personal application of Jungian theory in our own lives while connecting with others in the community.

 

We hope our programs intrigue you and further stimulate your explorations into Jungian Psychology.

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Our Board: (2021-2022)

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President:  Geneva Johnson

Secretary:  Michèle Turner

Treasurer & Web:  Charles Card

Library & Web: Christine Ross

Library Coordinator: Catherine Nutting

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AGM 2021 President's Report

 

The C.G. Jung Society of Victoria is located on the traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lkwungen-speaking peoples, on whose traditional territories, we live, we learn, we play, and we do our work.

We acknowledge that the historical relationship to the land and territories of these peoples continues to this day.

We acknowledge that acts of colonization (such as requiring Indigenous children to attend residential schools and the ongoing high rates of Indigenous children in care), has made many inequities for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in multiple forms. Despite these acts of colonization, Indigenous people continue to have vibrant communities and cultures. 

As an organization committed to increased consciousness, we recognize that we have the responsibility to work towards truth and reconciliation, and to remain open to suggestions and consultations, especially with local Indigenous communities, on how our organization can continue to work towards reconciliation.

We hope that the C.G. Jung Society of Victoria can be a safe, welcoming, and engaging environment for all people, including Indigenous peoples.

 

“Jung said that to be in a situation where there is no way out or to be in a conflict where there is no solution is the classical beginning of the process of individuation. It is meant to be a situation without solution; the unconscious wants the hopeless conflict in order to put the ego up against the wall, so that the man has to realize that whatever he does is wrong, whichever way he decides will be wrong. This is meant to knock out the superiority of the ego, which always acts from the illusion that it has the responsibility of decision.

...If he is ethical enough to suffer to the core of his personality, then generally, because of the insolubility of the conscious situation, the Self manifests. In religious language you could say that the situation without issue is meant to force the man to rely on an act of God.”

 

-Marie Louise Von Franz, The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

 

Many warm regards and hoping to see you in the fall,

Geneva Johnson, President