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Friends of Jung-South presents
A Presentation for Mental Health Clinicians and Persons Seeking Self-Development ​ 

Psychological Mysticism

Jerry R. Wright, DMin

Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts


From the perspective of
psychological mysticism,
each of us is an opening
through which the light of
consciousness enters the world.

​—Jerry R. Wright


Friday, June 17, 2022

Lecture 7 – 9 pm CDT


Saturday, June 18, 2022
Workshop 9 am – 1 pm CDT

6 NBCC Contact Hours

Live attendance at venue or on screen via Zoom is required for contact hours.
This is a hybrid event and will be held in person and online. If public health concerns with Covid-19 necessitate, person-to-person registrations will be moved online. A link will be emailed to registrants.

Baptist Church of the Covenant
2117 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35233

​ONLINE Venue via Zoom
A link will be sent one to two days prior.


We are born mystics
emerging from the pregnant
numinous darkness
into the light of day
Assigned to be and become a light
of consciousness and compassion
our primary vocation
The rent for being alive.

​—Jerry R. Wright


Drawing on the Analytical Psychology of CG Jung and on various mystical traditions, Dr. Wright will propose a Psychological Mysticism that preceded and now replaces the historical Theological Mysticism that has been dependent on theistic images of God. Such images are no longer meaningful for many people-or necessary.

He will explore an alternative spiritual path that has the character of a grounded, embodied mysticism that honors the universal experiences of the numinous. Psychological Mysticism could be a relevant and meaningful path for persons of all religious orientations, as well as for those who do not embrace a religion. Such a perspective could contribute to the healing of the deep divisions that tear at our cultural and political fabric, and which threaten our species and global nest. The evening presentation and morning workshop will allow for conversation and suggestions for participation.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by mysticism from a depth psychological perspective.

  • ​Compare and contrast psychological mysticism and theological mysticism and the clinical implications and applications for each.

  • Describe what is meant by a grounded, embodied mysticism and its relevance for climate change and the care of the environment.

Jerry R. Wright, DMin

Jungian Analyst, Diplomate of Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts

Jerry R. Wright is a Jungian Psychoanalyst, teacher and writer, who lives in Flat Rock, North Carolina. He is a training analyst with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. An experienced conference and retreat leader, he has also led pilgrimages to sacred sites in Iona, Scotland, Ireland, Peru, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Africa.

He is the author of Reimagining God and Religion: Essays for the Psychologically Minded (Chiron, 2018) and A Mystical Path L
ess Traveled (Chiron, 2021). Related works integrating Jungian Psychology and religion/spirituality include his doctoral dissertation, Symbols for the Christ in the Gospel of John and the Archetypal Self in the Psychology of CG Jung, and his Jungian thesis, Archetypal Thin Places: Experiencing the Numinosum.


Registration is closed.

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