Welcome to the website for the C. G. Jung Association of the Miami Valley. We are a non-profit organization designed to promote the education of the theories of Carl Gustav Jung, serving the greater Dayton, Ohio area.

We are very pleased to present our Fall Program for 2015:

J. Gary Sparks

The Self on Fire

October 24, 2015
9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
33 W. Dixon, Dayton 45419

Fee for each workshop:
$45 prepaid by Oct. 22
$55 after Oct. 22

3.5 hrs CEU, meets the ethics requirement for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists

Other ways to register:

  • Print/mail registration form
  • In-person registration begins 20 min. early on the day of the workshop

The workshop will explore the relationship between erotic desire and conscious selfhood. We will begin by discussing Eros from the Jungian view in order to understand the fiery aspects of our own emotional life. A series of dreams concerning the healing of anorexia nervosa through erotic desire in the therapeutic relationship will further illustrate Jung’s psychological reflections on sexual attraction. In light of these practical experiences, we will consider as our guiding metaphor The Psychology of the Transference, Jung’s crowning essay on the relation between sexual fantasies and emotional maturity. This will be a multimedia seminar format—including time for reflective discussion.

About the Presenter

J. Gary Sparks is a Jungian analyst and holds a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich. He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity and Jung’s Spiritual Testament (Inner City, 2010). Valley of Diamonds: Adventures in Number and Time with Marie-Louise von Franz (Inner City, 2007). Since 1983 he has maintained an analytical practice in Indianapolis. He also lectures widely throughout the US and Canada. For more information about him see



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