Sacrifice and Individuation

5 consecutive Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:10 pm    Beginning April 11

Instructor: David Walczyk, EdD, LP

“Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.” — Georges Bataille

Sacrifice, in its spiritual sense, is defined as something you give up for the hope of something better. If the purpose of sacrifice is something better, the production of something sacred, then why is it so hard? In this class, we seek to answer that question and also ask the larger question, what is the relationship between sacrifice and livingthe process of individuation? Our interest is not intellectual or abstract but rather practical, existential, and relational. Participants are encouraged to consider their relationship to sacrifice and its purpose in their individuation and in the individuation of those they care about.

We begin by grounding sacrifice historically asking the questions why did it develop and how has its meaning and purpose changed over time? We then sharpen our focus and consider sacrifice and its relationship to individuation by engaging with the work of Carl Jung and Georges Bataille. With a firm grounding in the history and fundamentals of sacrifice and individuation, we consider how that relationship manifests itself in our time: first, collectively in the wellness industry and then personally in clinical practice.


Gary Brown, LCSW-R, LP, is a Jungian analyst in New York City. He is a supervising analyst on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute of NY and former vice president of The New York Association for Analytical Psychology. He is an ordained lay Buddhist priest and a designated Dharma Master.

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.

David Rottman, MA, is past President of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York.  He is the author of the book The Career as a Path to the Soul.  He is a longtime member of the Foundation faculty and has a private practice in New York City.

Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC.  Her “Dream Art” has been exhibited in London, Cape Town, Montreal, and San Francisco.  She is the recipient of two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art.

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.

First Tuesday Lunch Forum

Tuesdays: February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Informal gatherings are scheduled the first Tuesday of each month. An analyst or other specialist guides discussion on issues that touch our lives. Bring a brown bag lunch – coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. No reservations required, suggested contribution fee of $2.00. All are welcome.

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All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members, unless otherwise specified. There is an additional $15 materials fee for The Art of C.G. Jung course.

$175 for the general public
$150 for members
(Add $15 for materials fee)

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The full fee must be paid at time of registration. You may by mail or fax (use registration form, below), or by telephone: pay with your MasterCard or Visa. Or you can register in person at the C.G. Jung Foundation, Monday–Thursday 10:00 am–5:00 p.m. FAX # 212-953-3989. Seating is limited and early purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.

General Information


Programs are held at the C.G. Jung Center at 28 East 39th Street, New York City, unless otherwise indicated on this announcement. 


Refunds for continuing education courses, less $15 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after classes have begun. No exceptions will be made. Programs are subject to change without notice.

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