C.G. Jung and Religion after the Death of God

Friday July 16
10:00 am-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm

Instructor: Royce Froehlich, PhD, MDiv, LCSW-R

Friedrich Nietzsche pronounced the death of God by human hands: “we have killed Him.” Yet C.G. Jung, who in many ways stood upon the philosopher’s shoulders, considered the study and engagement of world religions to be indispensable in the psychotherapeutic treatment of individuals, especially in the second half of life. We can ask, along with Jung: Is there religion when there is no living god, or is it rather that “God” is not dead and instead something in us has died?

A master of finding common ground in the major spiritual traditions of the world, Jung would interpret religious rituals and scripture into a psychologically oriented language suitable for contemporary readers to learn from and wrestle with regarding our image(s) of God. Through Jung and contemporary cultural critics, we will engage what may be one of the most important concerns of our time: the interconnectedness of mental health and what can be called a religious, or spiritual, attitude. The intention of this presentation is to broaden our horizons regarding the religious and spiritual background of some of the general theoretical principles--and practical applications--of Jung’s Analytical Psychology.

 The presentation will be augmented by audio-visual aids prepared by the instructor.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To outline some the key concepts in Jung’s Analytical Psychology as they pertain to the religious nature of the human being: homo religiosus.
  2. To discuss some key concepts in Jung’s Analytical Psychology within a context of religious faith.
  3. To assess Jung’s contribution to the understanding of the religious nature of the human psyche the value of his paradigm for clinical treatment.
  4. To describe how Jung’s personal life experiences influenced his theoretical understanding of psychological phenomena.


William Baker, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is currently on the faculty at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, the William Alanson White Institute, and the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and serves as a member of the editorial staff at the Journal of Analytical Psychology.

Harry W. Fogarty, MDiv, PhD, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC.  He is a faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and a former Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary. 

Ilona Melker, LCSW, is a Jungian Psychoanalyst and Certified Sandplay Therapist.  She has taught and lectured at the C.G. Jung Foundation and at national conferences.  She has contributed to professional journals.  She is in private practice in Manhattan and Princeton, New Jersey.

Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City.  She is also an award-winning creator of Dream Art.  She creates art from images in her own dreams and is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art.  Her Dream Art has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, London, Montreal, and Cape Town.  

David Walczyk, EdD, LP, NCPsyA, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the C.G. Jung Institute of NY. He is an award-winning educator, award-winning designer, a writer, and public speaker. He has lectured both domestically and internationally and is on the faculty of New York University.

Sylvester Wojtkowski, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City.  He received his doctorate from the New School for Social Research.

Program Information


Price per person: $650 to register for all 5 program days.
$150 per single-day program registration.
There are no scholarships available for this program.

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Full Week Registration

Individual Days
$150 per day
C.G. Jung and the Spiritual Quest
of Our Time: An Overview
The Mother: Archetypal, Spiritual
Personal Goddess
Mystical Themes in the Francis
of Assisi’s Canticle
of Brother Sun and Sister Moon 
C.G. Jung’s Quest
to Know the Unknowable
C.G. Jung and Religion
after the Death of God

Program is subject to change without notice

Certificate of Completion for NYS licensed social workers, psychoanalysts, and creative arts therapists is included in the tuition.
A non-credit letter of completion can be issued upon request.

Tax Deductions

Seminars of this type usually meet the requirements for IRS tax deduction, but each individual must consult
with a professional tax advisor prior to registration to ascertain eligibility.

Program Registration

Class size is limited. Early registration is strongly recommended. Programs are subject to change without notice.

The full fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please register through the payment buttons on this website.  Mail in registration is available through the Registration Form, which can be downloaded by clicking here.  Register by telephone at 212-697-6430 with Visa or MasterCard.

When you pay you must also email your current email address and telephone number to the Foundation at cgjungny@aol.com.  If you are taking this course for CE contact hours for licensed NYS Social Workers, Psychoanalysts and Creative Arts Therapists, please specify which license you hold and give your NYS license number.

Cancellation of Registration

There will be a cancellation fee of $15 per person per day registered on all cancellations received on or before July 8, 2021.  No refunds after July 8, 2021. No exceptions will be made.  Only cancellations made in writing via email or letter will be deemed valid.

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By registering for this program, the seminar member specifically waives any and all claims of action against the C.G. Jung Foundation and its staff for damages, loss, injury, accident, or death due to negligence on the part of any organization or employee providing services included in this Summer Study Program.

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The full fee must be paid at the time of registration. Please register through the payment buttons on this website. Mail in registration and telephone registration are not available at this time.


Summer 2021