Book discussion group

A book discussion group on

A Jungian Approach to Engaging Our Creative Nature

Starting August 11, 2019. See specifics and email signup form below.

About the series

What is that mysterious factor that gives rise to the creative impulse, intuition and insight, offers solutions to creative impasses when we least expect it and guides a creative work to completion? Where does our creativity come from? Rather than offering answers and explanations, A Jungian Approach to Engaging Our Creative Nature takes up these questions as openings to imagination and imagination as an engaged encounter with the very source of our creativity. The aim of the book and the group is to awaken and foster a fertile relationship with our creative nature.

This bi-weekly seven-session format will take us through the book at about two chapters every two weeks. While reading guides will be supplied, participants will be encouraged to tend what stirs in them in the process of reading and discussion. The intention, then, is that reading and discussion will enact the fertile relationship we seek. Creative response like individual journaling will likely deepen this.


The book and discussion will likely benefit most those who engage in some regular creative practice and have some interest and/or familiarity with Jungian psychology. Every attempt will be made to address disparities in the latter among group members. If possible, participants will be grouped by degree of familiarity with Jung. Please direct questions and concerns regarding this to me asap.


$20/session or $100 for the series. Payment by check or cash accepted at the session.


In the Parish Office living room at Saint Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64030. The entrance to the Parish Office faces the entrance to the church. Campus map

Dates & Times

The sessions will be on the following Sunday afternoons 2-3:30pm:

  • August 11 & 25, 2019
  • September 8 & 22, 2019
  • October 6 & 20
  • November 3

The group leader

Bob Sandford, author of A Jungian Approach, has a B.A. in psychology from University of Dallas and an M.A. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University and makes his living as a musician and graphic designer. His creative practice also includes writing, musical composition and arranging, photography and woodworking.

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