The Shadow

5 consecutive Mondays, 6:00–7:40pm  Beginning October 1

Instructor: Gary Brown, LCSW, LP

At the same time that the 19th century West was increasingly intrigued by the notion of “the double” (e.g. stories such as Frankenstein and The Secret Sharer), the new field of psychology was being born. Jung and others realized that much natural phenomena that had been labeled esoteric and occult was actually, or also, psychological. The “royal road” in this new field was found by the new psychoanalysts in dreams. Jung researched approximately 1,400 dreams of his patients and those of his students each year and found there were recurring structures with consistent aspects, which appeared as the “persons” of the psyche in dreams.

In his researches in psyche, Jung began to see a topological model. Much as Freud had discovered ego, super-ego, and id, Jung found persona-ego-shadow-anima/animus and Self. These often appeared as objects or persons in dreams and were often projected onto people and situations in the outer world.

Shadow is everywhere, yet, as we will see in the model, it is often buried in our studies, given less attention than it deserves, its importance and its archetypal depth overlooked. Shadow’s location in the Jungian model will be explored until we reach the depths where we find its connection to the Self.


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 New York and former vice president of The New York Association for Analytical Psychology. He is a member of the Foundation’s Continuing Education faculty and he was also past president of the Mid Hudson Jung Society. A life-long student and teacher of Buddhism, 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 New York City. He is a faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and a former Lecturer in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary. He has lectured nationally and internationally in the field of Jungian studies.

Suzanne Ironbiter, PhD, has a doctorate in History of Religion from Columbia University and teaches at Western Connecticut State University and SUNY Purchase College. Her writing and teaching explore Indo-Tibetan philosophy and contemplative practice as a basis for artistic culture, spiritual connection, and ecological action. Her poetry collections include How Fish Learn, Devi: Mother of My Mind, and Devi, and her novel The Secret Journey of Issa imagines Jesus’ lost years in India.

Cynthia Poorbaugh, MFA, LP, is a Jungian analyst in private practice in New York City and Cold Spring, NY. She is a teacher and supervisor, and has presented papers on art and astrology at psychoanalytic training colloquia and international conferences. She has previously taught for the C.G. Jung Foundation on the relationship between Jung’s archetypal theory and astrology, and continues with her research into how astrology illuminates key facets of Jung’s theory and the symbolic attitude.

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 New York City. She has a special interest in dream interpretation and creative process. Her “Dream Art” has been exhibited in New York, 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. As a keynote speaker at the 2015 conference of the Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology, she was invited to present a retrospective survey of the Dream Art that she has created over the last 25 years.

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. 


All 5-week courses are $175 for the general public and $150 for members, unless otherwise specified.
There is an additional $20 materials fee for the Painting the Psyche course.


The full fee must be paid at time of registration. You may register online (below, using your Amazon account), 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.

You can complete your registration online simply by paying through your Amazon account.

(If you pay online please also email to us your name, address, email and the name of the class for which you have paid )

Fall I classes

The Shadow: non-member ($175)

The Shadow: member ($150)

Trauma: non-member ($175)

This class is full.

Trauma: member ($150)

This class is full.

Painting the Psyche: non-member ($200)

Painting the Psyche: member ($170)

Fall II classes

Passion: non-member ($175)

Passion: member ($150)

The Self: non-member ($175)

The Self: member ($150)

Archetypal View of Jung’s Typology: non-member ($175)

Archetypal View of Jung’s Typology: member ($150)

Registration Form (required for mail-in or fax registrations only)


Registration Form – Fall 2018 (PDF format)


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.