OFJ is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to exploring the ideas of C.G. Jung. Since 1974, we have been presenting lectures and workshops in Portland led by Jungian analysts from around the world. We welcome lay and professional people of all levels of familiarity with Jung’s work. Members receive free admission to seven lectures and our Light-hearted Evening, discounts on workshops, and other benefits. Non-members are welcome at all lectures and workshops.

October 16 and 17, 2015: Jerry M. Ruhl

Living a Conscious Life

 What makes a conscious life?   Before becoming conscious, things just happen.  When we challenge habits and patterns that constrain our lives, we begin to find inner authority; life gains greater choice, purpose, and meaning.  Even those aspects of experience that we don’t want and would never choose, can be made meaningful.  This lecture explores how to claim inner authority, navigate change, loss, and suffering, and step into the journey of a lifetime — becoming who you truly are.