Our guest columnist is Rev. Kathleen Fowler and she has exciting news/opportunity…
First Unitarian Universalist Church and the Jung Association of Central Ohio (JACO) are announcing a partnership that promises benefits to both organizations! JACO’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for personal growth and development based on the writings, teachings, and insights of Dr. Carl Gustav Jung and various post-Jungians. Educational, experiential, and art-based programs are offered to those seeking meaning, integration, and wholeness in life.
As brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers, we UU’s are on our own spiritual paths to find meaning and wholeness in life as well. As our 4th Principle encourages, we seek a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. And as we strive to create spirituality and community beyond boundaries, we are engaging in our 3rd Principle: promoting and encouragement spiritual growth in our congregations.
First UU is honored to host two JACO programs this fall. On Saturday, Sept 28, Jungian Analyst Richard Sweeney will present “Consciousness and the Perils of Polarization.” This program will address the nature and importance of consciousness, particularly in today’s world, consider the development and degrees of consciousness, and explore frequent obstacles to consciousness, including narcissistic tendencies. We will probe Jung’s view that all psychological symptoms and neuroses derive from conflict or polarization within the psyche. This will lead to a reflection upon social consciousness and the problem of polarization within the collective psyche today. Please join us on Sept 28, 9 am to 12:30 pm.
First UU is also excited to host the annual JACO Bollingen Lecture and Workshop this year. On Friday evening Nov 15, Jungian Analyst James Hollis, the Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, DC will speak on “Living More Fully in the Shadow of Mortality.” On Saturday his topic will be “Living the Examined Life: The Unfinished Business of the Second Half of the Journey.” Please join us Friday, Nov 15,7-9 pm and Saturday Nov 16, 9 am to 1:15 pm.
Both of these speakers have been very popular in the many times they have presented to Central Ohio audiences, and they are skilled at explaining difficult concepts in simple language. And the new partnership between First UU and JACO allows church members and friends to attend these programs paying the JACO member prices. For more information on program costs and registration, see www.jungcentralohio.org. For questions, contact Kathleen Fowler,