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Both presenters are founding members of the Charleston Jung Society.  Sharon Martin received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree at Emory University in the Psychosocial Nurse Practitioner program, obtaining advanced certification as Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. This program introduced her to the exciting work of C. G. Jung. She received her diploma in Analytical Psychology in 2005.C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland

John Romig Johnson is a Jungian analyst, psychotherapist, teacher, and supervisor. He has been in the private practice of Jungian psychoanalysis since July of 1977 and is a senior member of the faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute in New York and a supervising psychologist for the training program.

For Jung dreams are a way of communicating with the unconscious. They serve to guide the conscious personality in achieving wholeness and offering solutions to the issues one faces in waking life.  Dreams can show the way toward personal growth and help to achieve one’s full potential.  Dreams are a central feature in Jungian Analysis.   Jung wrote, “Though dreams contribute to the self-regulation of the psyche by automatically bringing up everything that is repressed or neglected or unknown, their compensatory significance is often not immediately apparent because we still have only a very incomplete knowledge of the nature and the needs of the human psyche.” Aspects of Dream Psychology (1916). In CW 8: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche.

Sharon and John will share some general guidelines for a Jungian understanding of dreams and examples from their analytic practice of significant dream images and themes.  They will help us understand that dreams not only express personal contents but also collective or universal contents called  archetypes— themes like wise old man, the great mother, the trickster, the divine child, and the shadow.  Such symbols and themes in our dream lives archetypal images help us understand our personal complexes and provide special insights and guidance along the path toward individuation.   Sharon and John look forward to an open exchange with the gathered Jung Society and a lively conversation about the images

Please join us at Gage Hall, next to the Unitarian Church at 4 Archdale Street, Charleston.   Doors open at 4:30 PM and the lecture will start at 5 pm.  There will be light refreshments.   $10 for CJS members, $20 for non-members, $15 for students.  Further information is available on our website: or call (843) 819 1585.

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