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The Cosmic Tree is RendingPresented by Holly J Fincher, PhDSunday, February 19, 2023,
11 am – 1 pm PST (UTC -8)


Register for this program.
After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education for
LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPS as required by the
California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Register for 2 CE hours $15 payable;
more information on our Continuing Education page.

This program will not be recorded,
due to the personal nature of the dream material.


The shifting tides of humanity are easiest to witness and understand psychologically on the personal and cultural levels.  The evolving of the underlying archetypal realm is more difficult to comprehend as those processes seem to unfold over much larger spans of time, longer than the human lifetime experience naturally comprehends.  Such processes remain entirely within the psychoid realm, essentially hidden from consciousness, and yet are expressed through the actions and fantasies of humanity as hypothesized in Jung’s Aion. Through the intermediary of the image, that is as indirect intersectional experiences of the archetypal, we can ascertain these more remote transitions taking place and affecting us without our direct knowledge and awareness.

We will consider a selection of dreams, both of the analyst and ones told to the analyst, all seeming to converge in a synchronistic manner at various points during the Covid pandemic, and will reflect on how the amplifications and interpretations offer a glimpse into a process conceived as stemming from the archetypal realm. We are, no doubt, a civilization very much in transition, How might we better understand this in the context of symbolic knowledge?

Holly J. Fincher, PhD, is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist living in rural New Hampshire where an old farmhouse, 24 sheep, and three border collies keep her busy.  A Southern California native, Holly has been a member of the C.G. Jung Club of Orange County since the mid 1990’s and is the Club’s Program Officer.  Her sheepherding activities involve daily trainings with her dogs and sheep as well as regular trial competitions.  This past year she and her young dog, Clare, stepped up to the open trial level, a progression which has taken more than ten years to achieve.  About this, she remarks, “Sheepdog trialing is the most difficult challenge I have ever undertaken.” She has written extensively on the question of WWII as a symptom of the changing god image, and today’s lecture is a continuation of that body of work, forwarding it now into context with present day considerations.

Learning objectives:

  • Define the concept of the psychoid realm within the context of C.G. Jung’s Analytical Psychology.
  • Define and compare the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious.
  • Explain the mythological concept of the cosmic tree.
  • List three examples of material in dreams stemming from the archetypal realm.

The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County provides quality educational programs designed to promote the study and discussion of Jungian psychology, also known as Analytical Psychology.  The programs elaborate and amplify the ideas of C.G. Jung by exploring diverse perspectives of Jungian psychology, as well as a wide range of subjects studied by Jung and his followers, such as mythology and comparative religion.  We seek to understand the human psyche through the psychological theories and therapeutic methods pioneered by C.G. Jung and the current use of Jungian concepts by contemporary Jungian analysts.

Continuing Education Credits

The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs. The C.G. Jung Club of Orange County maintains responsibility for all programs and their content.

Our programs include Zoom’s live transcription feature which automatically provides running captions.  To request other disability accommodations, contact mail@junginoc.org.

If you are not satisfied with this program, please submit your grievance to mail@junginoc.org.

For more information about the Jung Club of Orange County, visit the Club’s website