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“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”
C.G. Jung, Collected Works

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of a psychological school of thought he named, “Analytical Psychology.” Jung is now known to be one of the first great explorers of the inner world of the psyche. What sets Jungian psychology apart is its foundational realization that the unconscious is endless, creative, and purposeful.

Jung devoted his life to the study of psyche. His living legacy, Analytical Psychology itself, enables us to discover–as he did–that the mind is one of the “most mysterious regions of our experience” and that there is “no end to what can be learned in this field.”

“Psychotherapy is at bottom a dialectical relationship between doctor and patient. It is an encounter, a discussion between two psychic wholes, in which knowledge is used only as a tool. The goal is transformation—not one that is predetermined, but rather an indeterminable change, the only criterion of which is the disappearance of egohood.”
C.G. Jung, Collected Works

Jung said of his analytic method, “It is a matter of saying yea to oneself, of taking oneself as the most serious of tasks, of being conscious of everything one does, and keeping it constantly before one’s eyes in all its dubious aspects—truly a task that taxes us to the utmost.”
C.G. Jung, Collected Works

“The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.”
C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

“The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.”
C.G. Jung, Collected Works

The New York Association for Analytical Psychology (NYAAP) is a professional society of graduate Jungian analysts practicing primarily in the greater New York metropolitan area and throughout the United States and Canada. NYAAP provides professional enrichment for members, conducts regularly scheduled business meetings, and maintains a free personalized Referral Service for the public.

NYAAP is a charter member of The International Association for Analytical Psychology and plays a leading role in both the local and international Jungian communities.