Episode 28: J. Gary Sparks

J. Gary Sparks received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the prestigious Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in pastoral counseling from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich.

His thesis, “The Wounded Finger: Anchorage for Soul & Sense in Technology,” dealt with the psychology of creativity in science – the bearing of scientific creativity on unconscious processes and on soul and spirit. His thesis advisor, Marie-Louise von Franz, was considered to be Jung’s closest disciple, and his training analysts included Jung’s grandson, Dieter Baumann, and close friend and confidante, C.A. Meier.

Mr. Sparks was a lecturer and seminar presenter at the C.G. Jung Foundation of Ontario, Canada, and a lecturer for the analyst training program at the Research & Training Centre for Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jung & Marie-Louise von Franz in Zürich, Switzerland. He lectures widely on all levels of Jungian psychology, from introductory material to the detailed study of Jung’s most difficult works, and he is currently in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he conducts study groups in his home.

He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity & Jung’s Spiritual Testament, and Valley of Diamonds: Adventures in Number & Time with Marie- Louise von Franz. He is the editor of Edward Edinger’s Ego & Self: The Old Testament Prophets from Isaiah to Malachi, and co-editor with Daryl Sharp of Edinger’s Science of the Soul: A Jungian Perspective. His new book, Carl Jung & Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning of Inner Work, was published just last week by Inner City Books.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a listing of Mr. Sparks’ upcoming presentations.

This interview was recorded on Friday, September 22, 2017. It’s one hour and twenty-seven minutes long and 71 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. This episode is also available on iTunesStitcher, and Google Play.


Eranos Conference

Number & Time: Reflections Leading Toward a Unification of Depth Psychology & Physics by Marie-Louise von Franz

Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle by C.G. Jung

At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity & Jung’s Spiritual Testament by J. Gary Sparks

Fermilab Batavia, Illinois

Wolfgang Pauli

Atom & Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters Edited by C.A. Meier

Bollingen 1982 DVD with overvoice in English, French and Spanish

ETH Zürich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Aurora Consurgens: A Document Attributed to Thomas Aquinas on the Problem of Opposites in Alchemy by Marie-Louise von Franz

Remembering Jung: A Conversation About C.G. Jung & his Work with Dieter Baumann, M.D. – Purchase the DVD from Amazon | Stream online from the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles

C.A. Meier: Scientist & Healer of Souls Free .pdf from the IRSJA

Marion Woodman Amazon Author Page | Inner City Books Author Page

Theodor Abt Amazon Author Page

Speaking of Jung, Episode 2 with J. Gary Sparks

Sir Laurens van der Post Amazon Author Page

Aion by C.G. Jung

Speaking of Jung, Episode 27 with James Hollis

The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other by James Hollis

Gallery One Forty Four Lenny Foster’s new gallery in St. Augustine, Florida

Anne Maguire Amazon Author Page

Robert Bauval Interview on Den of Lore {free download}

The I Ching or Book of Changes Foreword by C.G. Jung

Who is Daryl Sharp? Blog post

Peace Corps South Korea

Archetype of the Apocalypse: Divine Vengeance, Terrorism, & the End of the World by Edward F. Edinger

Traveller Without Luggage by Jean Anouilh

Shostakovich biographies

Testament to the Bushmen by Laurens van der Post and Jane Taylor

Quotes by Sir Laurens van de Post Compiled by J. Gary Sparks

An Introduction to Jungian Psychology & Dream Analysis Syllabus and study guide by J. Gary Sparks {free webpage}

The June Singer Clinic for Psychotherapy at the C.G. Jung Center in Evanston, Illinois

Carl Jung & Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning of Inner Work by J. Gary Sparks


His websites, jgsparks.net and jungandpauli.net, are a treasure trove of free information

Amazon Author Page

Inner City Books Author Page

Carl Jung & Wolfgang Pauli: The Living Spirit in Matter Full video of Mr. Spark’s presentation for the Cambridge Jungian Circle on Jan. 19, 2018

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Marie-Louise von Franz.