On-site programs at The Jung Society have been suspended for the semester of Spring 2020 due to coronavirus.
Mark will be presenting his program via the Zoom online platform. Details for using Zoom are included on our home page.
Please also note Mark has updated his course content, as follows below. If you would like to be refunded due to any of these changes, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org , thank you.
April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12
The purpose of this course is to provide a container of meaning where the upheaval and crisis that we are going through can find a space in which to be processed. Drawing upon the resources of the Jungian tradition, we shall draw strength, grace and perspective to meet the dangerous challenges in which we now find ourselves. A safe social space of meaning--an online temenos--will be created to counterbalance the social distancing that has its own risks of disconnection from self, other, and meaning.
The need for meaning and connection is archetypal--instinctual--and nowhere more so than when we are going through unprecedented and traumatic events. The psyche keeps score of it all, but the psyche can rise to the occasion and deal with the most extraordinary situations. In the words of Clarissa Pinkola Estes, we were made for these times.
The resources which we will use in order to support our own inner resources will be the following:
C. G. Jung, Selected Passages (emailed to the class).
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Do Not Lose Heart: We were Made for these Times (emailed to the class).
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice.
Albert Camus, The Plague.
Since they have been selling out, for obvious reasons, the Mann and Camus are also available on kindle and may be electronically available from your local library.
Mark Napack, M.A., S.T.L., M.S., studied archetypal patterns in comparative literature at Columbia University, after which he applied Jungian theory to the redemption motif in medieval theology for his thesis at Fordham University. He further studied Jung, psychology, and the history of religion at Loyola and Catholic Universities. A long-time graduate and college instructor, Mark has presented at international conferences and his work has appeared in scholarly journals and books in English and French. Mark Napack, LCPC, is also a Jungian-informed psychotherapist in North Bethesda, MD.