The Jung Center

Synchronicity and the Journey

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

10:00 AM – 02:00 PM


The ego wants to sentimentalize or romanticize the process of individuation, but becoming an individual is laborious and painful. The ego talks of the process as a "journey" and many times self deceives by assuming that because you say you are on a journey, you are!

Friday night’s lecture will address the natural call to consciousness and the equally natural resistance to it. In addition, we will examine and discuss the three parts of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey – separation, initiation, and return.

On Saturday, we will look closely at what Jung meant by synchronicity, and how such a phenomenon is an integral part of the process. Personal and case material will be shared to illustrate how unusual happenings, guides, new acquaintances, dreams, accidents, illnesses, etc., can appear at just the right time to keep the plot alive and moving.

About the Class

J. Pittman McGehee, DD, is an Episcopal priest, author, poet, and Jungian analyst in private practice. He lectures frequently on analytic psychology and is a member of The Jung Center Board of Trustees.

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