• Dec 13, 2020 from 8:00am to 10:00am
  • Location: online
  • Latest Activity: Jun 25


Sunday, December 13, 2020,4-6 pm PT

Registration link  REGISTRATION with your email address is REQUIRED.  You will not be admitted to the Zoom session unless you have registered.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link and other information about joining the meeting.

This program will be recorded and made available ​for free ​to anyone via a link on the Past Programs page of our website.

Jung’s journey in December 1925 to the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico and his meeting of Ochwiay Biano, member of the Taos Pueblo Tribal Council, demonstrated a characteristic relational capacity for which Jung and analytical psychology is noted. This initial encounter began a lineage of engagement, an ethical thread of authentic friendship, which has endured beyond Jung’s death, carried by Jungian analysts James Kirsch of Los Angeles, and William and Katie Sanford of Del Mar. Jung’s grandson, analyst Dieter Baumann, who visited Taos Pueblo in 1963, meeting with Biano’s granddaughter, carried on the lineage as well. 

This presentation explores the experience of encounter and the necessary fundamental respect for and interest in an “Other,” in this case a person whose being and culture differ greatly from one’s own. Through the lens of the Jung/Ochwiay encounter and ensuing friendship, which greatly impacted Jung’s consideration of the psyche and the archetypes of the collective unconscious, we will expand upon the ethical response demonstrated by Jung to the reality of cultural and philosophical difference. In contemporary experience, we are engaged in encounters with the other on a global scale and are asked to become conscious of the lived experience of others who are personally very different from ourselves and from each other. The tension of the opposites is pulled tight and the center point, at times, seems unable to endure the tension.

Willow Young, LMFT, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Barbara, and Ventura, CA. She is a training analyst at the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California and serves as an analytic supervisor. Retired from service as Distinguished Core Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Willow continues to teach as Adjunct Faculty. Additionally, she pursues her analytic studies at the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jung and Marie Louise von Franz in Switzerland. 


The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County provides quality educational programs designed to promote the study and discussion of Jungian Psychology, also known as Depth Psychology.  The programs elaborate and amplify the ideas of C.G. Jung by exploring diverse perspectives of Jungian Psychology, as well as a wide range of subjects studied by Jung and his followers, such as mythology and comparative religion.  We seek to understand the human psyche through the psychological theories and therapeutic methods pioneered by C.G. Jung and the current use of Jungian concepts by contemporary Jungian analysts.

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