The Carl Jung Circle Center is a non-profit organization of individuals from different fields – psychology, medicine, education, business, media, the arts, development work... with the mission of advancing the depth psychology of Carl Jung among Filipinos.
The Jung Library in Pioneer Street is envisioned to be a soul space. To think. To read. To be in silence. To write. To study. To be enlightened. To be inspired. To be immersed in wisdom. To individuate.
The Jung Library was launched in July 26, 2007, which was also the 132nd birthday of Carl Jung.
The library supports the individuation journey of participants of The Carl Jung Circle Center's workshops. It is also meant for the further development of psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors and those in the healing profession, as well as students in psychology. And lastly, it is meant for individuals who wish to do soul work by reflecting on the aha! wisdom of these books.
The JUNG Library was initiated by the Friends of Jung Society - the mother and "humus" group, and The Carl Jung Circle Center - a broad Jungian-oriented community of professionals, individuals and groups. Its original location as at the RMY Consultancy office in Reposo, Makati.
The Library houses the private collection of intially eight individuals who generously loaned their books to the library. These are: Lizanne Alcarazen, Alex Tee, Rose Marie Yenko, Dr. Dido Gustilo, Ramon Abola (from the collection of his late wife, Marlene Abola), Elaine Lim, Dr. Rene Samaniego and Len Fernandez. It also houses the archive (notes, papers, a feew books) of the late Filipina Jungian Analyst, Dr. Eliza Baja.
In recent years, Dr. Ruth Hill and Dr. Garett Hill donated valuable Jungian journals. AJ Sagmit also loaned a vast number of his Jungian Books.
The books in the Library include the works of Carl Jung, other known Jungian Analysts
such as Marie Louise von Franz, Barbara Hannah, and Edward Edinger, and other contemporary Jungian Analysts and authors - Jean Shinoda Bolen, June singer, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Marion Woodman, Carole Pearson, Daryl Sharp, Kathrin Asper, Verena Kast, Robert Johnson, Joseph Campbell, Jean Houston, Robert Bly, James Hillman, Thomas Moore, Robert Moore, Ira Progoff, Murray Stein and many others.
The library is likewise building up its collection of books from the faculty of the PACIFICA Graduate Institute. These books have been sourced from Jung Institutes and universities abroad, from bookshops - local, foreign and second-hand, from assiduous searches on the net, from friends and other local collectors. Included in this collection are books on myths, fairy tales, art therapy, and other psychology books. These books and materials are precious. Thank you to these collectors!
It was during a bus ride when I got an invitation from a friend to join "Exploring the Self." The journey I'm in, ever since I accepted that invitation, has become way colorful than I ever expected. At that time, many years ago, I wanted to put the colors back in my life. This, despite having a very eventful life in the world of mass media and public relations.I learned so much in the presence of people in other fields who wanted to, yes, be in touch with their deeper beings. Today, I am in a bigger organization, still with the people who introduced the seminar workshop. I still "hang out" with them, with the mission of letting more people join this journey that makes one more mindful of the workings of the psyche, making one's self bloom, knowing this: "It's wonderful to be."
Exploring the self workshop was really an eye opener and a really powerful and transforming experience for me. It is a game changer.
ETS has enabled me to access what I might never have known about myself and to seek growth as a continuing process.