Lectures and Workshops

Fall 2017



Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D.

The Wisdom of Uncertainty 

Friday, October 6, 2017   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Free to Members         Non-members $15.00

Location: Community United Church of Christ,

2650 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305


“To this day, ‘God’ is the name by which I designate all things which cross my willful path violently and recklessly, all things which upset my subjective views, plans and intentions, and change the course of my life for better or for worse.” — C. G. Jung

“The great problem of our time is that we don’t understand what is happening to the world … Our values are shifting,  everything loses its certainty … Who is the awe-inspiring guest who knocks at our door portentously?”   –C.G. Jung, Letters, II, p. 590

What does it mean to be human in a chaotic world?  How are we to cope? There are times, personally and collectively, in which we fall back into chaotic states: of anger, fear, confusion, ignorance, meaninglessness. In moments of chaotic breakdown familiar and cherished positions become unraveled.  This lecture explores mythic and psychological patterns to help guide us through uncertain and anxious times.

Jerry M. Ruhl, Ph.D. is a psychologist, teacher, and author living in Longmont, CO.  He maintains a psychotherapy practice in Boulder and lectures nationally.  He served for six years as Executive Director of The Jung Center in Houston. Dr. Ruhl is the co-author with Robert A. Johnson of three books:  Living Your Unlived Life, Contentment: A Way to True Happiness, and, Balancing Heaven and Earth



Patti Gassaway

Revelations from The Freud/Jung Letters 

Friday, November 3, 2017   7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Free to Members         Non-members $15.00

Location: Community United Church of Christ,

2650 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305


 If you’ve wondered about the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, here’s an opportunity to learn more about it.  The 1906-1913 correspondence between Jung and Freud highlights their personalities, revealing their blossoming friendship and its eventual disintegration. A panel of artists will read excerpts aloud from these letters that explore the relationship between these two historic figures in psychology as well as other themes, including their comments about Sabina Spielrein, who was a patient of Jung’s, then an intimate friend, and later a colleague. Come listen and draw your own conclusions.


Patti Gassaway has made creativity an important part of her life since she was a child. In 1997, she completed her B.A. in Creative Writing at CU Boulder and has been a member of an international artists’ support group for 30 years. Patti writes and performs her own work, the most recent being “Secrets,” a two-act, one woman play performed at e-Town Hall in Boulder in 2012.  Since an artist friend introduced her to Carl Jung by loaning herMemories, Dreams, Reflections, Patti has been intrigued by Jungian psychology. She has been involved with BFJ for ten years, and became a member in 2015.

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