The Religious Ground of Jung’s Analytical Psychology

Seminar 2: Spring 2020

12 Mondays: 6:30-8:00 pm
February 10 – May 11
(excluding February 17 and April 6)

According to Jung, a fundamental aspect of being human is to be religious by nature. Homo religiosus. From his deep well of Judeo-Christian scholarship and his personal understanding of what he saw as an innate religious attitude that is a significant aspect of the human psyche, Jung was a master of finding the common ground in his ability to “translate” such texts as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, The Taoist Secret of the Golden Flower, and D.T. Suzuki’s teachings on Zen Buddhism into a psychologically oriented language, while also expanding his Western readers’ knowledge-base of their own traditions. 

This course will draw material mainly from Jung’s essays in Collected Works Volume 11, Psychology and Religion: West and East. It is intended to inform participants about the religious background of some of the general principles of Analytical Psychology and its contribution to the East-West psycho-spiritual dialogue, and will serve mental health professionals interested in the spiritual aspects of Jung’s approach to psychotherapy.

Instructor:  Royce Froehlich, PhD, MDiv, LCSW

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how Jung’s early personal life influenced his theoretical understanding of psychological phenomena.
  • Assess Jung’s contribution to the understanding of the human psyche and its value for clinical treatment today.
  • Discuss some key concepts in Jung’s Analytical Psychology within a context of inter-faith dialogue.
  • Critique the term homo religiosus.
  • Describe connecting links between Jung’s analytic paradigm and the cure of souls (the root meaning of psycho-therapy).

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Royce Froehlich, PhD, MDiv, LCSW-R, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in NYC. He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, The New School for Social Research, and the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. He holds a doctorate in media studies, and masters’ degrees in theology and social work. Along with his private psychotherapeutic practice, he is an instructor, supervisor and training analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York.

Maria Taveras, LCSW, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City. She is a graduate and former Board member of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York. She is also an award-winning painter and sculptor of Dream Art. To investigate the unconscious sources of creativity, she paints and sculpts images from her own dreams. She has received two Gradiva Awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her Dream Art. Her web site is

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Tuition for each seminar is $540.
Students registering for both seminars will pay a discounted fee of $900.

There is an additional $25 materials fee for Seminar 1.


$565 (includes $25 materials fee)   Art, Active Imagination, and the Archetype of Creativity
$540  The Religious Ground of Jung’s Analytical Psychology
$925 (includes $25 materials fee) Both Advanced Seminars, discounted rate

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 New York, NY 10016
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Refunds for Advanced Seminars courses, less $50 for administrative services, will be made up to seven days before the first session. See below for full policy on refunds and cancellations.


These seminars are intended both for the general public and for professionals.

Eighteen (18) continuing education credits for New York State licensed social workers, psychoanalysts and creative arts therapists are offered for each seminar.

Please note that credit is granted separately for each of the seminars. The program is subject to change without notice.

Policy on cancellation and refunds:

The C.G. Jung Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel a program at any time. If the Jung Foundation cancels a program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to seven days before your program. Nonrefundable credit toward a future Jung Foundation program (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program. Credit may be applied to any Jung Foundation program for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the day of the program; if you do not attend; or if you leave a program early for any reason.

Requests to cancel should be made in writing or by email. Written requests may be sent to:

Office of the Executive Director, C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology
28 East 39th Street,
New York, NY 10016
Email requests may be sent to: C. G. Jung Foundation

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