The men’s study group has been meeting bi- weekly since early October, 2018. The stated purpose of the group is “discovering, developing, and sharing our experiences of archetypal manhood”, and this, in a nutshell, is what we do. The group is presently small but vital, with 5 regularly attending contributors. Presently we are engaged in reading an important text in the Men’s movement, Michael Mead’s Men and the Waters of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of Men. The book so far is themed around initiation experiences, but involves themes that range from fatherhood, war, gang violence, friendship, and tribal and social organization, all in relation to the basic archetype of manhood. Members generally take turns reading from the book aloud, after which we have lively, thoughtful discussion.
The group meets every other Thursday evening. We don’t read our selected text outside the meetings, but it is strongly suggested that a new attendee catch himself up in the book for context. If you are interested in attending, please contact he group leader Mike McCracken for further information and on where the group is picking up with the book.
Where can you purchase the book the group is reading?
In addition to our continuing book service, The C.G. Jung Center is pleased to announce a working relationship with Talking Leaves Bookstore that will greatly expand the availability of Jungian literature in Buffalo.
Since our inception, access to the books we sell has been limited to times when our center is open to the public. As part of our arrangement with Talking Leaves they will be expanding the number of selections by Jung and related authors that they keep on their shelves.
We hope you will take advantage of this greatly increased opportunity to purchase these informative books so full of meaning for Psyche in the world.
The library will be open on a weekly basis on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.
Only Jung Center members have borrowing privileges with the exception of approved students with ID.