C.G. Jung Society, Seattle

Claire Dunne

Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul

Lecture: Friday, June 15, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. North, Seattle  98103 (driving directions)
$15 members, $25 nonmembers

CEUs are available

Dunne photo“The main interest in my work is not concerned with the treatment of neurosis but rather with the approach to the numinous…which is the real therapy.” - C.G. Jung

Author Claire Dunne will present a human spiritual portrait of Jung’s life journey, the struggles he grappled with in himself, and the pioneering consciousness he brought out of it for humanity – the psychological path to the spiritual.

She will point to key shaping episodes for Jung through which we can identify and learn ourselves – formative childhood wounding, contradictory “clash of opposites” personality, burgeoning career and unorthodox family set up, his breakdown and breakthrough period (recorded in the Red Book), the core of his healing self-realization work, his deepening and inspiring near-death experience, controversial ideas on good and evil, his relationship with God, and evolutionary transformative vision for an earth rooted and spiritually centered wholeness in humanity.

Claire will feature symbolic images from her illustrated biography, including Jung’s own paintings from the Red Book. To be followed with an interactive discussion.


Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul is a spiritual biography of one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, a man whose
ideas revolutionized modern psychology. Through over 150 full-color and black and white illustrations, including rare photographs and never-before-
seen artwork by Jung himself, his life and work comes vividly to life. By combining Jung's voice with the impressions of his contemporaries,
author Claire Dunne gives the reader a multi-dimensional view of this complex genius. A book that will deepen and expand the understanding
of both novice and expert.” Parabola Books, 2000.

“Claire Dunne’s sensitivity of feeling for her subject allows us to meet Jung in all his diverse complexity — his contradictions and paradox,
human failings and strength, his greatness and creativity. We meet a man at once transparent to transcendence but also earthy, practical, a
craftsman of wood and stone as well as souls.”
— From the introduction by Jean Houston.

Claire Dunne’s acclaimed illustrated biography Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of the Soul was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the new edition is being translated into a number of languages worldwide. It is her third book.  She has lectured widely on Jung throughout the world.  Her diverse career in radio, television, and film ranges from documentaries on Sigmund Freud and the history of the harp. Born in Ireland and resident in Sydney for many years, she was awarded an OAM honor by the Australian Government for “her contribution to multiculturalism, Celtic culture and ethnic broadcasting.”

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