The C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota is a not-for-profit educational group formed in 1994 for the purpose of studying the psychology of C. G. Jung. It is open to all persons with an interest in Jung. The Society’s seasonal lecture and workshop series runs from November through April with local and national presenters who are experts in Jungian psychology and related subjects. Speakers present a Friday night lecture and Saturday workshop on a given weekend, drawing both members and nonmembers to explore empowering topics that will expand their personal development efforts and understanding of the works of C. G. Jung and others who have followed in his path. The workshops also offer attendees an opportunity to engage and interact with other participants and the presenters in meaningful discussions, exercises and interactive presentations.
Carl Gustav Jung, one of the most influential thinkers of our time, profoundly influenced all aspects of our modern culture, including medicine, religion, philosophy, literature, and art. In the field of psychoanalysis, Jung developed his own system of analytical psychology. Through his pioneering theories of personality and the unconscious, Jung is responsible for many terms we now consider common: the archetype and the collective unconscious, introvert and extravert, anima and animus, synchronicity and individuation, even New Age spirituality. Over the years, Jung’s ideas about dream interpretation, the integration of the psyche as the goal of personal development, and the common roots of all human mythologies have achieved world recognition.