Friends of Jung Ottawa



You are most welcome to join our community of people interested in learning and discussing the work and ideas of Carl Gustav Jung and his spiritual heirs and successors. This is a study and discussion group, focusing on Jungian and post-Jungian ideas. It is not a self-help or therapy group.

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Our informal planning group plans and organizes our meetings. If you are interested in helping, we would welcome your participation. We are currently seeking help with finances, logistics, contacting presenters, technical assistance at meetings, managing contact lists, and other tasks.

The fall 2017 – winter 2018 season focuses on Transformation of the Self, through a variety of Jungian and post-Jungian themes.

Meetings will take place on Friday evenings, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 avenue des Pères-Blancs. Suggested donation: $15.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Alchemy of the Self
How does the ancient art of alchemy illuminate the changes we live through to become more fully ourselves? FOJ member Catherine Betz will lead the discussion using images and concepts from Jung and successors, such as Von Franz, Edinger, Grinnel, Harding and Hillman.

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Future of Identity
This talk asks: “Do we need new archetypes to guide and understand the transformation of self in a digital environment?” We are seeing unprecedented trends transforming both individual identity and our social fabric. FOJ member John Verdon will explore our past, present, and emerging future to provide insight into evolving archetypal challenges.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holotropic Breathwork
Holotropic Breathwork™, developed by Stan and Christina Grof, is a powerful approach to self-exploration and healing that integrates insights from consciousness research, anthropology, depth psychologies, transpersonal psychology, Eastern spiritual practices, and other mystical traditions. Katherine Kimbell, an FOJ member and Holotropic Breathwork facilitation trainee, will present.

In December, there will be a Holiday wine and cheese gathering at a private home to explore the Gordon and Jessica Riddell library, with more than 400 books by Jung and Jungians. For members only, by pre-registration.

Upcoming for winter 2018: Astrology, the I Ching, and a talk by a local Jungian Analyst.


Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 ave des Pères-Blancs,

Ottawa (Vanier), Room 5 (rear of building, lower floor).


Bus: #5

Parking: plenty and free

Please consider bringing a snack to share.

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