Friends of Jung host author Sept. 18 in Del Mar

The Friends of Jung host their next Friday Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 with speaker Thomas B. Kirsch.

Cost is $20 for nonmembers. The Winston School is at 215 9th St., Del Mar.

Kirsch is the author of “A Jungian Life,” published in 2014, which chronicles his very Jungian life. From conception until the present, C.G. Jung, his ideas, and analytical psychology itself have been a central thread in Kirsch’s life. His parents, James and Hilde Kirsch, were in analysis with Jung when he was born in 1935, and he was imaged to be the product of a successful analysis.

At an early age, Kirsch was introduced to many of the first-generation analysts who surrounded Jung. Later, in his roles with the International Association for Analytical Psychology, the professional international organization of Jungian analysts, he gained a broad knowledge of the developments in analytical psychology, and worked closely with many analysts who were integral in forming the foundations of analytical psychology.

Thomas B. Kirsch graduated from Yale Medical School in 1961, did a residency in psychiatry at Stanford University, and spent two years with the National Institute of Mental Health in San Francisco. He completed his Jungian training at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco in 1968, and is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Palo Alto. He was president of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco from 1976-1978, served on the executive committee of the IAAP from 1977-1995, and was president from 1989-1995.