• Nov 21, 2021 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: online
  • Latest Activity: Nov 11


Sunday, November 21, 2021, 4-6 pm PDT (UTC -8)

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REGISTRATION with your email address is required.  After registering, you will receive an email containing the Zoom link.

This program will be recorded for the Club's archives; the video and transcript will be available to Club members only.

“Death is not an end but a goal, and life’s inclination towards death begins as soon as the meridian is passed.”  C.G. Jung Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower (1929) CW 13, par. 68.

Death - whether physical or psychological - it is the ultimate transformer.

This presentation will consist of two parts.  Part one will discuss the symbolism connected with death.  Alchemical language regarding death as transformation and several mythological tales related to descent to the underworld -  along with representations in art - will be shared. 

The second part will present a series of dreams of a woman in her 90’s as she is approaching death. This material will illustrate how the individual psyche undergoes the processes discussed in part one. 

Kornelia Grabinska, PhD, moved to the USA from Poland when she was a young woman.  She obtained her analytic training from the Institute of Research and Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and Marie Louise von Franz in Switzerland.  Her initial work was on the symbolism in Inuit folktales.  She has presented on the descent of Inanna, alchemical stages as depictions of psychological development, the archetype of the wild, the animus in the development of the feminine, Psyche’s tasks in the myth of Eros and Psyche.  Dr. Grabinska is a member of the Colorado Jung Institute, and lives and practices in Fairbanks, Alaska.


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 Analytical 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.

For information about obtaining CEs for this program visit our Continuing Education page

For more information about the Jung Club of Orange County, visit the Club's website

photo credit:  Untitled, Zdzisław Beksiński © Muzeum Historyczne w Sanoku

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