INsight lecture series to offer ‘soul-stirring season’ from Jung Society of Sarasota

Lineup for 25th anniversary year delves into wholeness, creativity, resilience, dreams, near-death experiences and ‘exploring the richness of aging’

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“Five intellectually stimulating and soul-stirring lectures will be presented in Sarasota by Jungian thought leaders from around the country during the C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota’s 2020 INsight Lecture & Workshop Series,” the Society has announced.

The monthly INsight lectures will be “deep and delightful excursions” into topics such as finding personal resilience in changing times, creativity and art, exploring the richness of aging, and confronting the mysteries of life, death and near-death experiences, a news release explains. All topics will be discussed “through the lens of Carl Jung’s theories of analytical psychology,” the release points out.

“INsight speakers explore dilemmas of the human condition, the horizons of imagination and creativity, and the journey toward enlightenment and expanded consciousness — all illuminated by Carl Jung’s timeless concepts,” the release adds.

The lectures will kick off this month, take a break for December, and then resume from January through April 2020, the release says. All lectures will take place on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m., the release adds. Each will include a question-and-answer discussion with the audience.

The events will be held in Sarasota at either the Carlisle Inn, located at 3727 Bahia Vista St., or at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, located at 3975 Fruitville Road, the release points out.

The following programs are on the schedule:

  • Nov. 15 — Dr. Galin McGowan, a diploma graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich and a practicing Jungian analyst in Sarasota, will speak on Divine Imagination and the Evolution of Consciousness at the Carlisle Inn. Tickets will be $20 to $30; the event will include a coffee and dessert reception and an art exhibit beginning at 6:30 p.m., the release notes.
  • Jan. 17 — Dr. James Hollis, a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst practicing in Washington D.C., and the author of 15 books, will speak on Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times at the Carlisle Inn. Tickets are $25 to $35.
  • Feb. 14 — Jungian analyst and art therapist Nora Swan-Foster will speak on Jungian Art Therapy: The Visual Inner Path Toward Wholeness at the Carlisle Inn. Tickets are $15 to $25.
  • March 13 — Dr. Michael Conforti, founder of the Assisi Institute, author of several books and a Jungian analyst practicing in Mystic, Conn., will speak on Intimations of the Night: The Soul’s Call to Return Home at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota. Tickets are $15 to $25.

The INsight lecture series will conclude on April 3 with Dr. Monika Wikman, a Jungian analyst, astrologer and author, who will speak on Dreams, Life, Death, and the Alchemical Wedding Between Worlds at the Unitarian Church. Tickets are $15 to $25.

Each Friday night lecture will be followed by a Saturday workshop presented by the speaker, the release points out. Continuing Education credits from the Friendship Center for Aging Studies will be available for Hollis’ and Wikman’s events “at nominal additional cost,” the release says.

Package tickets for both lectures and workshops are also available. Learn more, register and buy tickets online at, or call 952-8188.

“The C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota is a nonprofit organization established in 1995 to encourage personal growth and raise the consciousness of individuals of all ages,” the release explains. “The Society’s lectures, workshops and small group meetings are inspired by the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), whose theories on archetypes, synchronicity and the collective unconscious have profoundly influenced how society understands and relates to the arts and cultural disciplines, as well as providing a widely accepted framework for individual exploration of the human psyche,” the release adds.