San Antonio C. G. Jung Center

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"The Jung Center provides a forum and roundtable for discussion, reflection, inquiry which contributes depth and breadth to our understanding of the relationship between an individual and culture. Further, the Center facilitates people's understanding of the dynamics of the inner and the outer world which leads to deeper and more meaningful comprehension of life from both the personal and cultural points of view."

--Jonathan Paul De Vierville

Undoubtedly the most important symbol connecting alchemy, Platonism and Romanticism is the sphere. In Platonic ontology the ultimate principle of unity, the One of Beauty, is a sphere. The One corresponds to the Jungian self in that as the central principle of unity it is immanent in the archetypes yet cannot be equated with them, just as the One is immanent in the Platonic Forms yet is itself a supraordinate Form. Frederick Copleston, A History of Philosophy: Volume 1, Greece and Rome: Part 1, 2nd ed., 2 vols (New York: Image Books, 1962) 194, 203.

The complex of Forms or archetypes, in other words, exists in an all-pervading archetype, that of the self. The Forms in totality are thus a many in one and one in many, just as the diversity of the psyche is individuated into the One of the self. Empedocles thus affirms that everything in the state of reconciled unity 'is held fast in the close obscurity of Harmonia, a rounded Sphere rejoicing in its circular stillness.'W. K. C. Guthrie, The History of Greek Philosophy, 6 vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1964) 2:169.
Beautiful Circuiting: The Alchemical Imagination in English Romanticism by Maureen B. Roberts, Ph.D - (www.jungcircle.com/beautiful.html)

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Members of the Board for the Jung Center
* Charles Daniels - President
* Jonathan Paul DeVierville - Vice President
* To be Determined - Secretary / Treasurer

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P.O. Box 91082, San Antonio, Texas 78209