Exploring the Inner World of Jung’s Black Books*

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  •  September 24, 2022
     1:00 pm CDT - 3:30 pm CDT

Held via Zoom
Laura McGrew, LCPC and Kenneth James, PhD
CEUs: 2.5

*Limited to 25 participants. 

This class will be the fifth of six classes, each presenting a volume of Jung’s Personal Journals entitled The Black Books, which were only recently released for publication by his family. These books are his reflections, beginning in 1913, after the break with Freud. For Jung, this was a period of confusion, turmoil, and suffering and yet it birthed all of his major theories.

The Black Books deserve careful reading from a mindful perspective. These books contain what might be called “raw process” from Jung’s own transcripts. Encountering The Black Books is an experience unlike exploring any of Jung’s other writings.

In Vol. 6, Jung continues to document his relationship with Soul, who challenges him while simultaneously supporting him. Jung’s inner struggle further intensifies as he must engage with several other characters, some previously encountered, some new. Each of these figures (Phanes, Salome, Elijah, Abraxas, Atmavictu, Khidr, and others) reveals to Jung other facets of inner reality.

*This is the fifth of six classes in the series. Each class can be taken as a stand-alone. No required reading necessary. Please have paper and a pen available for the workshop.

About the Instructors
Laura McGrew is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Chicago. She is the emeritus board chair of The C.G. Jung Center, and a tireless worker in and for the field of Analytical Psychology.

Ken James is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Chicago. He is a training analyst with the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago and has served on the board of the institute.

*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that the current CEU processing time is around 3-4 weeks.



This event will be hosted online through Zoom.
Further info will be provided after registration.