Event Calendar

Locations for events vary – please check event information for details.

15 June 2018 – The Alchemy of Imagination presentation with Jungian Analyst Jeff Raff, Ph.D. of Denver, Colorado.  This is the first event of our 2nd Jung Midnight Sun Conference.  This presentation will be open to the general public, Jung society members, and conference participants.  Throughout the history of alchemy, stretching over two thousand years, imagination has been of central concern to those practicing spiritual alchemy.  This is especially true of the school of Paracelsus in 16th century Europe.  Alchemists of this school believed imagination could heal the sick, transform lead into gold, and reveal deep secrets of the Divine.  In this lecture I will examine the main points of the alchemical view of imagination for their relevance today in the work of individuation and spiritual discovery.

Cost:  $20 general, $10 students w/ ID, no charge for 2017-18 Jung society members and participants of the 2nd Jung Midnight Sun Conference
Time:  7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, 1850 Hoselton Road, Fairbanks, Alaska

15-17 June 2018 – 2nd Jung Midnight Sun conference. Visit our conference web site for details and registration information. Click here for conference web site.

Events that are in progress or have been held:

13 November 2017 – Small group exploration – Remembering Jung with Marie-Louise von Franz – A small group exploration facilitated by Jungian counselor Nancy E. Winford, M.Ed., L.P.C of Fairbanks, Alaska.  Participants will view segments of an interview of Marie-Louise von Franz by Suzanne Wagner then explore and discuss them immediately afterward.  In addition, information and readings may be shared with participants for further explorations.  Please email Nancy at info@jungalaska.org to reserve your space.

Cost:  $25 general, $15 for 2017-18 Jung society members
Dates/time:  Nov. 13, Dec. 11, Jan. 8, Feb. 5 from 6-7:30pm
Location: FNSB Noel Wein Library Conference room

02 December 2017 – Alchemy in Relationships:  the Anima and Animus
How does Carl Jung’s theory help us understand the dynamics of our intimate relationships?  

A graduate of a Jungian training program in Switzerland, analyst Kornelia Grabinska, Ph.D. will discuss the critical contributions of Jung to understanding the dynamics of relationship. Additionally, dreams that help understand relationship will be shared and explored.  

Dr. Grabinska has worked with individuals as a psychologist in Fairbanks for more than twenty years, and has presented at numerous conferences on Jungian psychology.

Cost:  $20 general, $10 students w/ ID, no charge for 2017-18 Jung society members
Time:  6:45pm to 9:00pm (doors open 6:45pm, program starts at 7pm)
Location: University Presbyterian Church, 3510 College Road

06 December 2017 – Jungian Dinner Night – 6:30pm, Hari Om Cuisine of India at 1528 South Cushman St.  To foster community we will assist in organizing a few Jungian dinner nights throughout our season. This will be a time for those who are interested in sharing good food and conversation with others. Participants are responsible for the purchase of their meal. Please RSVP to Nancy at info@jungalaska.org by Dec. 4th

03 February 2018 – Jung’s Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism a talk and slide presentation by poet and author Carolyn Kremers of Fairbanks, Alaska.

In this hour-long talk with slides, followed by audience discussion, Carolyn Kremers will share some of her insights and questions about Carl Jung’s psychology and Tibetan Buddhism. The presentation will draw from her personal experiences while living in Buryatia (the center for Tibetan Buddhism in Russia) and from research for her narrative nonfiction book in-progress, Time and a Prayer Scarf: Russia’s Buryatia and the Heart of an American. Quotations and moments will be highlighted from Jung’s book of memoirs, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, and from Radmila Moacanin’s analytical book, The Essence of Jung’s Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism: Western and Eastern Paths to the Heart.

Briefly, what is Carl Jung’s psychology? Briefly, what is Tibetan Buddhism? What are some notable similarities (and differences) between the two? And how might this be important to us, as each of us moves along on his or her own life journey?

At the talk and slide presentation on February 3, these ideas will be explored. Everyone is welcome!

Cost:  $20 general, $10 students w/ ID, no charge for 2017-18 Jung society members
Time:  6:45pm to 9:00pm (doors open 6:45pm, program starts at 7pm)
Location: University Presbyterian Church, 3510 College Road

06 April 2018 – The Shape of Water Watch and then explore this wonderful film by Guillermo Del Toro from a Jungian perspective.

Cost:  $10 general, $5 students w/ ID, no charge for 2017-18 Jung society members
Date/Time:  6:45pm to 9:30pm (doors open 6:45pm, program starts at 7pm)
Location: University Presbyterian Church, 3510 College Road

07 April 2018 (begins) – In the Ever After: Fairy Tales for the Second Half of Life A small group study of fairy tales from around the world will be facilitated by counselor and Jung Society board member, Terry Glendinning, M.Ed. of Fairbanks, Alaska.

In fairy tales we are most familiar with, the protagonist is often someone who goes on a journey in search of riches or love. The protagonist in elder tales is one who possesses wisdom. Elders understand that in later life their task includes embracing self-confrontation and self-transcendence thus ushering in a larger life. Elder fairy tales from around the world reveal the psychology of emotional maturity.


During three 90-minute sessions this group will discuss selected fairy tales from a variety of cultures that illuminate the challenges and possibilities for personal growth encountered in the second half of life. This group is open to people of all ages.

Cost: $25 general (includes book), $15 for 2017-18 Jung society members (includes book); registration fees are due at the first meeting
Time/Dates: 3-4:30pm April 7, 14, and 21
Location: Unitarian Universalist on Pikes Landing Way. For more information contact Terry at 328-9664