Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida


 ”JUNG’S THOUGHT about the SELF” 

by Wolfgang Giegerich
Santo Tarantino, Ph.D.

January 21, 2012
Saturday, 10:30 am–3:30 pm; Sign-in 10:00 am; Lunch included
The Duncan Center, Delray Beach

Unique Reading Seminar
Admission: $100 with $40 Membership + $20 for Book

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Only a few spaces are available as of December 7th
Please make payment by December 21st


The Center is honored to present this opportunity to participate in a unique offering for Center Members ONLY which is about the Center’s purpose—that is, the STUDY of Jung’s work.

In 1913 Jung came to the realization that there was no longer any viable myth, and that out of this demise of myth (and religion), psychology necessarily emerged as the next historical phase of consciousness. Paradoxically, Jung immediately asked, “Then what is my myth?” Wolfgang Giegerich’s “Jung’s Thought of the Self in the Light of Its Underlying Experience” describes Jung’s psychological development after the break with Freud when he was wrestling with his myth. This question was not answered until Jung, in a tranformational encounter on safari in Africa, experienced consciousness being aware of itself as thought. This “myth of consciousness” was the pathway to “meaning.”

This workshop will critically and rigorously explore the movement of consciousness from implicit to more explicit thought as the defining characteristic of humankind and meaning, and will suggest the reasons that consciousness cannot be a subject for mythology. Giegerich’s article will be challenging to most readers, but if understood it will begin a revolution in one’s view of Jungian psychology. This workshop will be open to CJSSF Members Only, and will require the reading of Giegerich’s Introduction and Chapter Eight of The Neurosis of Psychology (Spring Journal Books) which will be available through CJSSF. It is recommended that members interested in participating in the seminar take a look at the reading and decide if this is something to which they will commit their time and energy.

Dr. Tarantino requests that any Member planning to attend this unique Reading Seminar dedicate time to read the Introduction and Chapter Eight and formulate four questions on index cards prior to the Seminar. When you register, a registration form will be emailed to you about the conditions of the Seminar as well as a fuller explanation of the Seminar. In the event that the Seminar is filled, a waiting list will be maintained. If the Seminar is closed and you want to attend, please email us at . Unless you have pre-registered, Members cannot be admitted at the door.

Santo Tarantino, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst with a Diplomate in Jungian Psychoanalysis and a doctoral degree in Social Psychology. He has studied at Oxford University and the University of Miami, and he served as President of the CJSSF from 1992 through 1994. He has been an Associate Professor of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University (now retired),has a small private practice in Boca Raton and is the author of numerous published articles, has presented internationally to Jungian organizations and is Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority.