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                                                “Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.”

                                                                                                                                            Carl Gustav Jung





Janice Bachman, O.P., Jungian Analyst

"The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul,

opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any

ego consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far

our ego-consciousness extends..." C.G. Jung

Dreams are unique gifts given to each of us. Dreams connect us to a source of wisdom

beyond the ego and can heal and guide us on our journey to become more whole persons. In

this lecture we will explore how dreams can open us to a depth of dialogue between

consciousness and the unconscious, how dreams serve as a conduit for the healing energy of

the psyche through what C.G. Jung called "the transcendent function," and situate this

content within the larger arena of psychological development and spiritual growth.

Cancelled due to COVID-19 

Janice Bachman, O.P., is a Jungian Analyst and spiritual director in practice in the Columbus area. A key area of interest for her is the convergence of analytical psychology and spirituality, and how the two disciplines and their symbols inform the process of analysis, spiritual development and becoming more whole persons. Janice is on the summer faculty of Creighton University, Omaha, NE, where she teaches the Graduate Program in Christian Spirituality. She holds a masters degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University and a diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (Toronto), and an MBA from Xavier University, Cincinnati.

Contact:  513-984-2059 


Film Study Group - Featured Spring  Events

Program No. 1

The Girl Without Hands

This is an animated film version of a classic Fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. It is both visually fascinating and engaging. We will hold a short discussion group following the film.

Please RSVP to 513-871-8447.

We ask for a donation to offset the cost of the theater space. *Film lasts 1 Hr. 15 Min.

Date: Pending

Location: Kennedy Heights Arts Center Annex,

6620 Montgomery Rd. at Kennedy Rd.

Enter on Large Colorful, Outdoor, Mural Side–The Front of the building has a large sign

marked Aikido.


Program No. 2

A Matter of Heart


We will view the BBC Interview with Dr. Jung and C.G. Jung at Bollinger Tower, and hold a discussion group following the film. Film lasts 52 Min.

Please RSVP to 513-871-8447. We ask for a donation to offset the cost of the theatre space. 

Date:  Pending

Location: Kennedy Heights Arts Center Annex

6620 Montgomery Rd. at Kennedy Rd. 

Enter on Large Colorful, Outdoor, Mural Side–The Front of the building has a large sign

marked Aikido.




with Vlado Solc, M.S. LPC, Jungian Analyst

"What men have always named God is the unfathomable itself" C.G.Jung

In this workshop, we will explore the psychological phenomena and dynamics underlying conspiracy theories and Dark religion: how the Self influences the way the ego holds on to non-credible beliefs, including fundamentalist conspiracy theories. We will identify differences between spirituality and Dark religion, and consider the basic Jungian idea of numinosum.

Additionally, we will examine the unconscious dynamics of fundamentalism as an expression of ego's adherence to such theories, and review mythological and clinical parallels. Lastly, we will explore the phenomena of possession and identification; recognize basic characteristics of Dark religion; and understand where conspiracism and creed overlap.

Vlado Solc's recent book, "Dark Religion: Fundamentalism from the Perspective of Jungian Psychology" (2018) will be available for purchase. 

Date: Pending 2021


1401 E. McMillan St.

(Use side entrance on Grandview - parking lot on McMillan)

Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members

CEU's Pending

Vlado Solc (pronounced Scholtz) M.S., LPC, and Jungian Analyst received training from Charles University in Prague, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland and the C.G. Institute of Chicago. Vlado resides and has clinical practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he focuses on psycho-spiritual crisis, mind-body connection, treatment of addiction, and women's empowerment. Vlado is author of four depth psychology-oriented books and numerous professional articles.

Contact: 513-984-2059 

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