Lecture Archives Spring 2019

The C.G. Jung Society oF Colorado

Spring 2019 Lecture Series

Please note our location and format: Park Hill United Church of Christ, 2600 Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80207; Social and refreshment time will be 6:30-7:15p.m., followed by lecture and discussion.

Cost: free to members,  $15 at the door,

$10 students and seniors


Questions of Race & Diversity: Jung Then & Now

a panel discussion with Christine Chao, Pepe Santana and  Lara Newton

February 1st, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.

This interactive panel will contain both brief presentations by the panelists and open questions/discussion with the audience. We intend to look at such topics as: what does the Jungian approach offer to questions of race and diversity that trouble our culture currently, why have Jungian communities tended to be so ethnically and culturally narrow in the U.S., what do we know or perceive as Jung’s relation to these issues in his time? These are big topics, and our hope is to begin a dialogue that can be ongoing within our Jungian community. 

Chris Chao, Ph.D., is a Senior  Jungian Analyst in private practice in Denver. She is the Director of Admissions for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado.

Pepe Santana, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver, Colorado. He has studied Jungian Psychology for many years. 

Lara Newton, M.A., is a Senior Jungian Analyst in private practice in Denver. She is Director of Training for the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado and President of the Jung Society of Colorado.     

Attention and Self-Blessing in a Fractured World 

a lecture by Lois Vanderkooi

 March 1st, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.  

Facts: Fossil fuel development and use are fracturing communities and threatening health and safety. Climate scientists tell us that we have at most a dozen years to drastically reduce use of fossil fuels in order to avert extreme devastation to life as we know it. Using Jungian, neurobiological, Mindfulness Self Compassion research and practices, we will probe some of the psychological and sociological dynamics playing out among us. We will look at the difficulty of letting go of destructive habits and of adopting wholesome behaviors and attitudes both societally and individually.

With poems from Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, Galway Kinnell, Hafiz, and others, as well as personal stories, we will experientially explore “paying attention” and being blessed as antidotes to fear and the strong shadows of the entitled and  aggressive energies that disconnect us from mother earth and each other.

Lois Vanderkooi, Ph.D.is a psychologist and social activist in Broomfield. She is a Board member of the C.G. Jung Society of Colorado. In 1980, Jung’s autobiography resonated so deeply with her that she left a lawyer-sociologist career to pursue Jungian analysis and studies. She  received a doctorate in psychology and also trained in Somatic Experiencing trauma work, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Biodynamic Cranial-Sacral Therapy. Lois is interested in the integration of body, mind, and spirit individually and in relationships through cultivation of mindfulness and non-violence.

The Agony of Integration and the Blessings of Finitude

a lecture by Ann Ulanov


April 12th, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.

**April 13thworkshop9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $75 for members, $90 for non-members

Becoming more whole in the process of individuation is a goal of Jungian analysis, indeed, also of living. What is less noticed is the agony of integrating bits and pieces of what has been left out in our developing, due to trauma both acute and cumulative, to harsh blows of fate like war, illness, poverty. The process of integrating goes on until we die. Why would we engage this pain? Because something in our psyche addressesus, confronts us; because our neighbor calls us, humbles us. Finitude offers us limits, specific forms and choices in which to live the verve of our growing, the chance to perceive what we particularly contribute to the whole of shared existence with others.

(April 13 workshop is titled, Trauma: Suffering and Transcendence.)

Ann Belford Ulanov, M.Div., Ph.D., L.H.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice In New York City, Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor Emerita of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Analytical Psychology. She co-authored books with her late husband Barry Ulanov, among which are Cinderella and Her Sisters: The Envied and the Envying, and Transforming Sexuality: The Archetypal World of Anima and Animus, as well as authoring many books on her own that include Madness & Creativity, The Unshuttered Heart, Knots and Their Untying, and Psychoid, Soul and Psyche: Piercing Space/ Time Barriers. She is recipient of three honorary degrees and numerous awards among which are the Oscar Pfister Award from the American Association of Psychiatry, the Gradiva award for her book Finding Space: Winnicott, God and Psychic Reality.

Survival in a Patriarchal Society

a lecture by Mark Palmer

May 10th, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.

In this talk Dr. Mark Palmer will present the latest results of his studies into the nature of a patriarchal society and its effect on individual psychological development which C. G. Jung called “individuation.”  He will provide a working  definition and identifying features of the psychological “patriarch” as it might appear in myth and dreams, as well as  in our everyday experiences.  As a powerful psychological element, the “patriarch” can help or inhibit personal growth, individual freedom, and a relationship with the Self. Mark will discuss how the introduction of Eros or love may transform a one-sided, masculine patriarchy by inviting the re-introduction of the feminine principle. It is his hope that this presentation will invite us to draw our own conclusions as to the role of the “patriarch” in our lives.

 Mark T. Palmer, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Diplomate Jungian Analyst in private practice in Denver.  Mark’s interest in the symbolic and psychological importance of the patriarchy in the lives of individuals and societies dates back many years. He is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado, and he recently completed a thesis titled: “The Father Archetype, the Patriarch, and Individuation.”

How to Get to Our Lectures

All lectures will be held at the Park Hill United Church of Christ, at 2600 Leyden Street, on the northeast corner of 26th Avenue and Leyden Street. The entrance to the sanctuary, where the lectures are held, is on Leyden Street just north of the Montessori playground.

There is plenty of parking available on Leyden Street and 26thAvenue. The sanctuary entrance is on one level and handicapped accessible.

Our sister group, The C.G. Jung Institute of Colorado is now in their seventh year as an official Training Society of the IAAP. Please check out their news and programming at http://www.junginstituteofcolorado.com

Subscribe to the Spring 2019

Lecture and Workshop Series!

The Jung Society is a non-profit group that presents lectures on Jungian psychology and related topics to the public. Our subscriptions are somewhat like tuition for a year of school, in that each membership lasts from September to June.

At this time, we are happy to offer a half-price membership for the spring semester. By becoming a member, you are admitted to the lectures without an additional fee, and to the workshop at a reduced price, which is a great savings over purchasing separate admissions at the door.