Its beginnings go back to the summer classes of Jungian Psychology taught by Rose Yenko in 1991 at the Ateneo University's Psychology Graduate School. Rose started organizing the Friends of Jung Society back then.
Eventually Dido Gustilo-Villasor, Sophie Sim-Bate, and Bernie Nepomuceno joined forces in teaching the course. They opened this course to the public in 2001 and thereafter formed a Jung Study Group composed of their dedicated students.
In 1995 the Jung Festival was organized as a major effort in launching Jungian Psychology in the Philippine consciousness. Lectures on Jungian Psychology were spread across five months, capped by a week-long lecture series conducted by Kathrin Asper, a Jungian analyst from the Carl Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. As an output of the Festival, two books-Lectures on the Filipino Unconscious, and Kathrin Asper Lecture Series were published with the support of the Ateneo Office of Research and Publication. The Asper book was recognized as a scholarly publication by ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) which contributed to the academic status of Ateneo de Manila University.
In the 90’s other advocates and supporters of Jungian Psychology included Fe Cadaquit (who helped ground the two books), Ricky Rafael, Raj Mansukhani, Seann Tan-Mansukhani, Mary Ellen de Jesus, Gail Rivera, Carl Diaz (whose AGAPE Ateneo Psych grad students community building work foreshadowed the FOJ community), Bernie Quimpo, Babes Lioanag, Angel Antonio, Barbara Gonzalez, and AJ Sagmit.
In 2007, the group formally organized and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as The Carl Jung Circle Center. Today CJCC offers monthly public workshops at Ateneo Rockwell. The CJCC faculty is composed of the following qualified lecturers and workshop facilitators: Rose Marie Yenko, Dido Gustilo-Villasor,PhD, Bernadette Nepomuceno, Sophie Sim-Bate, Liza Rondain, MD, Rene Samaniego, MD, Joji Racelis, Chato Lozano, Vicky Cantada, Nina Lojo, Raj Mansukhani, Baby del Mundo, Maureen Sandejas, and Alex Tee. Their resource persons are Mon Abola, Gerry Gener, Choncho Sanchez and Josie Valderama.
CJCC has also opened to the public its Jung Library – a collection of over five hundred titles focusing on the works of Jung and other notables in the field of depth and archetypal psychology, as well as its Jung Art Show – an annual exhibit of paintings, sculpture, photography, and other art forms inspired by Jungian concepts.
CJCC’s Board of Directors 2019-2021 are the following: Rose Yenko (chairperson emeritus), Dido Gustilo-Villasor (chairperson), Carissa Singson (president), Ruby Villavicencio-Paurom (vice president), Gayle Certeza (secretary), Bernie Nepomuceno (treasurer), Joji Racelis, Oliver Roxas, Edna Chua, Edlyn Ng Cha, Cookie Guerrero, Sonia Roco, and Johanna Garcia.
The VISION of the center is to provide venues for growth of the Self and bring together the energies of people through seminars/workshops for the public, invest in studies on Jung and the Filipino psyche, and create sanctuaries for the soul. It aims to establish linkages with other Jung Centers, government agencies, academic institutions, and other kindred groups.
The Carl Jung Circle Center is dedicated to the advancement and demonstration of depth ‘archetypal’ psychology - the “SELF” - as a new concept in personal, organizational and societal growth and transformation. The mission will be delivered in four parts through:
1. STUDIES or deepening our understanding of the individual and collective psyche;
2. SERVICES or guiding others in their personal growth and transformation and in finding the gift of SELF for their community;
3. SYNERGY or partnering and collaborating with organizations, institutions and communities;
4. SANCTUARY or nurturing, encouraging and sustaining the soul and spirit of the center and its members;
It can also be summed up in this diagram >>