Event Calendar

We are currently planning events for the 2022-23 season, please return in the coming weeks for updated information.  If you have questions or would like to receive information about events via email please contact us at info@jungalaska.org.  Stay safe and well.

2022-23 Programs

Upcoming programs

The Archetype of Death in Selected Fairy Tales – Online Presentation 

“Man should be able to say he has done his best to form a conception of life after death, or to create some image of it—even if he must confess his failure. Not to have done so is a vital loss. For the question that is posed to him is the age-old heritage of humanity: an archetype, rich in secret life, which seeks to add itself to our own individual life in order to make it whole.”  (C.G. Jung, Memories, Dream, Reflections p.302)

Beksinski Man carrying light 1972In this presentation we will explore the archetypal image of death in two parallel fairy tales; one, Godfather Death, from Grimm’s collection, the second, a Polish fairy tale, Godmother Death.Specifically, we will focus on the differences in the encounters and the ensuing relationship between the Death and the human protagonists. Examples from other tales and dreams will also be explored. The presented material suggests that the human psyche can view Death as an Imago Dei in preparation for the final encounter.

Presenter information:  Kornelia Grabinska, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist working in private practice in Fairbanks, Alaska. She was born and raised in Poland. She obtained her analytic training from the Institute of Research and Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and Marie Louise von Franz. She has written and presented on Jungian interpretation of Inuit folktales, the symbolism of death in alchemy and in dreams, and other topics. She has lived, practiced and taught in Alaska for more than thirty years. She was instrumental in founding of CG Jung Society of Northern Alaska more than a decade ago. The society hosts a biennial Jungian Midnight Sun Conference and promotes Jungian ideas through lectures and workshops.  She is a member of the Colorado Jung Institute and International Association for Analytical Psychology.

When:  March 26, 2023, 3-4:30pm (Alaska time) online via Zoom

Cost:  $10.00 Suggested donation click here

Registration:  Click here to register 

Astrology for All of Us (In-Person event)

Astrological wheel projection, choose a zodiac sign

 Carl Jung used astrology to gain insight while  working with clients.  It can “give…..a more or less total picture of the individual’s character.” “From the remotest times, astrologers have seen a correspondence between the various planets, houses, zodiacal signs, and aspects, all of which have meanings that serve as a basis for a character study or for an interpretation of a given situation.”  (C.G. Jung, Collected Works vol. 8, par. 867)  

Presenter bio:  Mary Ellen Doty is a nurse practitioner, astrologer, and student of Jung who lives near Red Lodge, Montana.  She is presenting “Astrology for All of Us”, which is a workshop for beginners of the astrological signs, planets, and houses that make up the birth chart of each one of us. Each participant will have his/her own chart drawn for them to use in the workshop.  All are welcome to this fun, interactive presentation.

When:  April 14th 7-9pm & April 15th 2-5pm

Where:  Fairbanks, Alaska

Registration fee:   $ 25 General, $15 Students w/ ID, Free 2022-23 CGJNA members (Registration fee due on April 14th at event)

Register by emailing us at info@jungalaska.org – before or on April 8th


Past Programs

Science of the Soul & Dreams 

This small group exploration will explore a transcription of a three part video series given by Edward Edinger titled, “Science of the Soul” and a discussion on being with dreams from a Jungian orientation by Murray Stein.  

​Edinger’s “Science of the Soul” will serve as a foundation for discussion of the basic concepts of Jung’s analytical psychology.  Stein’s “Dreams as a Way to Wholeness” will help provide insight into the role of dreams in Jung’s psychology to deepen the relationship within ourselves and with others.

When:  Has already been held Fall 2022
Where:  Birch Tree Counseling, 600 University Ave. Suite 6B
Cost:  $35 (cost of basic membership) click here to become a member; 2022-23 members – no charge
Format:  hybrid (in-person and audio conference; in-person participants will be limited to 6)

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 10

Facilitated by:  Nancy E. Winford, L.P.C.

Nancy is a Jungian psychotherapist in her private practice, Birch Tree Counseling.  In addition to her work as a therapist she is a diploma candidate in her training to become a Jungian analyst at the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology in Switzerland.  

If you are interested or have questions please contact us at:  info@jungalaska.org

2021-22 Program

The Job Archetype:  Encounter with the Self (Online Presentation)
Presentation by:  Diplomate Jungian Analyst Alan Drymala, LPC

Jung’s landmark essay, Answer to Job, examines “God’s effect on man, and man’s effect on God”, or the mutual transformation of the Self and human consciousness. In this controversial work, he provides a depth psychological look at the “Job experience” and describes the evolution of the God-image from the Yahwistic era to modern times and the Assumptio Mariae.  It is Jung at his best.image

This lecture will consider the importance of Answer to Job for modern consciousness and focus in on what Edward Edinger calls the “Job archetype”, a particular experience of the Self which initiates this deeper psychic development.

When:  Sunday, March 6
Time:  3:00-5:00pm Alaska Time
Where:  Online via Zoom
Cost:  Free, general and/or member donations are appreciated
Registration:  click here to register via Zoom

Presenter information: Alan Drymala, LPC, is a Diplomate Jungian Analyst and graduate of the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland. He is currently establishing an analytical practice in Colorado Springs and has a passion for continuing the wisdom tradition of Jung through individual analysis, dream groups, and Jungian reading groups. His Diploma thesis examines the transformative power of Eros in the Rosarium Philosophorum and the Pretiosissimum Donum Dei, both 15th-16th century alchemical texts. His website is www.alandrymala.com.

Past events

Study group – “Approaching the Unconscious”
Facilitated by Nancy E. Winford, LPC

The collection of essays in Man and His Symbols endeavored to present C.G. Jung’s psychology in a way that was “…intelligible and interesting to non-specialist adult readers.”  The authors of the essays, selected by Jung, are successful in what they set out to do.  This study group will focus on the essay written by Jung titled, “Approaching the Unconscious.”  It is a worthwhile introduction or refresher to Jung’s analytical psychology.  The study group will explore topics such as basic Jungian concepts, the importance and function of dreams, and typology.Screen Shot 2021-09-21 at 5.10.36 PM

When:  10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 12/1, 12/15 (Wednesdays)
Time:  6:30-7:45pm
Where:  Online via Zoom
Cost:  $35 General*
           No charge for 2021-22 CGJNA member donor 

*Note – the cost of a basic member donation is $35 (Sept 2021-Aug 2022), join now and save on other events throughout the 2021-2022 program season.

Book Information:  Man and His Symbols edited by C.G. Jung (Marie-Louise von Franz after his death) (ISBN 9780440358132)

Minimum participants:  6
Maximum participants: 12

Please register by emailing Nancy at info@jungalaska.org

Nancy E. Winford, LPC is a Jungian psychotherapist in private practice in Fairbanks, Alaska.  In addition to her work as a therapist she is a training candidate at the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology in Switzerland, where she is studying to become a Jungian analyst.  She is also actively involved in the CG Jung Society of Northern Alaska helping organize, facilitate small group studies on Jungian psychology, and has presented an interpretation of the fairy tale “The White Snake.”


More information coming soon for the upcoming study group exploring Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections and a presentation on mandalas.