Episode #35: J. Gary Sparks

Returning to the podcast is Zürich-trained Jungian analyst, author, and lecturer J. Gary Sparks.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University in Lewisberg, 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 where his thesis advisor was Jung's closest student and collaborator, Marie-Louise von Franz, and his training analysts included Jung's grandson, Dieter Baumann, and Jung's close friend and confidante, C.A. Meier.

Mr. Sparks has been a lecturer and seminar presenter at the C.G. Jung Foundation of Ontario, Canada, and a teacher for the analyst training program at the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology According to C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz in Zürich. In January of this year, he presented Jung & Pauli: The Living Spirit in Matter to The Cambridge Jungian Circle and has made that video available here. He is now teaching An Introduction to Jung's Red Book online every Tuesday in June through The Jung Center Houston.

Currently, he is in private practice in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he also conducts a variety of study groups. He is the author of At the Heart of Matter: Synchronicity and Jung’s Spiritual Testament, and Valley of Diamonds: Adventures in Number and Time with Marie- Louise von Franz. He is the editor of Jungian analyst Dr. Edward F. Edinger's book, Ego and 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 and Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning of Inner Work, was published late last year by Inner City Books and is the subject of our talk today.

This interview was recorded on Friday, June 15, 2018. It's 01:22:29 and 75 MB. You can listen to it right here in your browser or download it directly to your computer. This episode is also available on iTunesStitcherGoogle Play, or wherever you get your shows.


MENTIONED DURING THE INTERVIEW
 

Speaking of Jung: Episode #2 J. Gary Sparks on synchronicity

Speaking of Jung: Episode #28 J. Gary Sparks on number and time

J. Gary Sparks Brings Jung & Freud to Life Video of Gary taken by Laura in Sept. 2015

Carl Jung Action Figure

Sigmund Freud Action Figure

How Daryl Sharp Saved J. Gary Sparks Video of Gary taken by Laura in Sept. 2015

Inner City Books Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts {Daryl Sharp's publishing house}

Gary's website Presentations, study guides, quotes, and more

Aion: Researches Into the Phenomenology of the Self by C.G. Jung

The Archetypal Significance of Gilgamesh: A Modern Ancient Hero by Rivkah Schärf Kugler, Jungian analyst

A Study of History, Vol. 1: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI by Arnold Toynbee

A Study of History, Vol. 2: Abridgement of Volumes VII-X by Arnold Toynbee

A Study of History, The Complete 12-Volume Set by Arnold Toynbee

Arnold J. Toynbee: A Life by William H. McNeill

Carl Jung & Arnold Toynbee: The Social Meaning of Inner Work Inner City Books page {eBook available}

Healing Trauma Summit by Sounds True, includes The War Within: Rediscovering Ourselves in the Wake of Trauma by Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi Her website

Speaking of Jung, Episode #9 with Murray Stein, Ph.D., Jungian analyst

Remembering Jung: A Conversation About C.G. Jung and His Work with Joseph Henderson, M.D., Part I

Remembering Jung: A Conversation About C.G. Jung and His Work with Joseph Henderson, M.D., Part II

Remembering Jung: A Conversation About C.G. Jung and His Work with Joseph Henderson, M.D., Part III

An Introduction to Jung's Red Book Webinar presented by J. Gary Sparks through The Jung Center Houston

The Red Book: Liber Novus by C.G. Jung

The Red Book: A Reader's Edition English text only {no artwork}

The Black Books 1913-1932 Forthcoming from the Philemon Foundation

The Way of Man: According to the Teachings of Hasidism by Martin Buber

Marion Woodman Author Page at Amazon

Books by Marion Woodman Published by Inner City Books

Seven Deadly Sins: The Dark Companions of the Soul by Dr. Anne Maguire, Jungian analyst

Skin Disease: A Message from the Soul: A Treatise from a Jungian Perspective of Psychosomatic Dermatology by Dr. Anne Maguire, Jungian analyst

Quotes from this episode can be found in the Blog