San Diego Friends of Jung


Past Lectures Now Available Free On-Line

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE the creation of a San Diego Friends of Jung channel on, where we are posting audio recordings of lectures from our collection, including notable speakers such as Christine Downing, Edward Edinger, James Hollis, Robert Johnson, Jack Sanford, Katie Sanford, Joseph and Jane Wheelwright, and Marion Woodman. There are over 200 lectures in our recorded collection and these are being added to youtube on a weekly basis. To get started listening click here.

New Location for Friday Lectures

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE that this season’s Friday evening lectures will be held at the Winston School, at 215 9th Street in Del Mar. Please note that our two Saturday workshops will be held at Mueller College in San Diego, and the Annual Holiday Party at at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar. Directions to all three locations are given in the lefthand column on the “Lectures” page.

Remembering Ron Malashock

Ron Malashock was born in Nebraska in 1951, moved with his family to La Jolla in 1963 and graduated from La Jolla High School. He earned his PhD at Cornell University and his Certificate as a Jungian Analyst from the C. G. Jung Institute in Los Angeles. For several years Ron served as a Clinical Psychologist for the Navy in Port Hueneme and at Camarillo State Hospital before returning to La Jolla in 1998 to set up a private practice and become active with the Friends of Jung. We are sorry to say that he died of cancer on October 22, 2012. Ron is remembered and deeply missed by family, friends, clients, and group members. He is survived by his mother, his brother John, a son, a daughter, and two granddaughters.

    Ron was a man of many interests and accomplishments. He taught at six universities including UCLA and USC and at the Jung Institute, published many articles, and established a social services program in San Ysidro. Unusually creative and insightful, Ron was interested in art and music as well as bridge and poker. He also participated actively in many sports, including tennis, ultimate frisbee, racketball, and shot-putting.

At his Thursday Dream Group meetings, Ron welcomed us into a living room filled with Tibetan art, sculpture, music, candlelight, and often a roaring fire. He never interpreted a dream directly, but encouraged the dreamer to find his or her own meaning. He amplified symbols, offered insight, and assured us that no matter how frightening or distasteful a dream might appear, the unconscious worked toward the person’s ultimate good. Ron was warm-hearted, supportive, sharing of himself, and made a valuable contribution to many  of our lives.

—Betty Backus

IF YOU WOULD LIKE to become more familiar with Carl Jung and the San Diego Friends of Jung, we warmly invite you to browse our website and, even better, to join us at an upcoming lecture or workshop event, regardless of the level of your familiarity with Jung. After all, we are all exploring!

Continuing education credits are available to qualifying professionals at most lectures and workshops.

San Diego Friends of Jung is a self-supporting, 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, supported by members and operated entirely by volunteers.


Our current season begins in September 2013 and continues with a lecture or event each month through May 2014.

Check the Lectures page for dates and details.

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FOJ Fall 2013.pdf

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Our task is not to create more images of light, but to release the light that is trapped within the darkness. —C. G. Jung

Welcome to Our Website


Friends of Jung
Board Of Directors

Patricia Heras

—Volunteer Coordinator

Ingrid Hoffmeister


Carolyn Nolan

Sandra Osborn

Karen Van Dyke

—Vice President

Rick Williams

Daniel Yakoubian


Program Committee

Susan Kim

Barbara Menard

Katie Sanford

Linny Sanford

Mary Stephens
Daniel Yakoubian

Support Members

Janet Ashford

—Newsletter & Web site

Sharon Billings

—Board Secretary

Chris Codry

—Technical Support

Lorraine Lawrence


Lois Lighthart

—Centerpoint Coordinator

Madhuri Marelli


Jane Sweeney

—Treasurer, Office Manager

Daniel Yakoubian

—Legal Consultant, Librarian


The board of directors of the Friends of Jung Society of San Diego holds regular monthly meetings which are open to members. If you would like to attend any of our board meetings, please email us at for further information.