Welcome to the San Diego Friends of Jung


Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.

—C. G. Jung

IN ORDER TO PROMOTE and better understand Jungian psychology and C. G. Jung's important contributions to the field, we present a regular schedule of lectures by renowned Jungian analysts and scholars.

San Diego Friends of Jung is a self-supporting, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation supported by members and operated entirely by volunteers. It was founded in San Diego in the early 1970’s.

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In Memorium

Katherine (Katie) Mavis Sanford
June 13, 1917—October 13, 2017

WITH SADNESS we acknowledge the life and passing of Katie Sanford, a vibrant woman who dedicated her long life to the reality of the psyche through the Depth Psychology of Carl Jung. As many of you know, she was our Board President, our mentor and our friend, and we feel the pain of losing her mighty spirit. She turned 100 years old last June, and to the very end she plumbed the depths of the human soul, in herself and countless others. She still counseled clients till four days prior to her death.

Katie, a resident of Del Mar for the last 67 years, was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Wilbur R. Sanford (Sandy). Katie and Sandy, became involved in Jungian Psychology in the mid-forties and were Founding Members of the San Diego Friends of Jung. Along with other like-minded individuals, they were involved in creating our organization by working through the initial ups and downs, and sustaining its evolution by inviting outstanding lecturers, encouraging stimulating discussions and creative workshops on varied topics relating to Carl Jung’s theories.

Those of us who knew Katie marveled at her many contributions, and her goal of searching out every opportunity for personal growth and enrichment. She taught us to find the lighthouse beacon of our souls casting a light on our strengths and weaknesses. She loved interpreting dreams and studying archetypes. One of her favorite metaphors was teaching us to see the world and relationships like a blind man feels the many different parts of an elephant. She had many friends from all walks of life and from all corners of the world.

Katie wasn’t always serious either. We recently learned lots of sweet stories of her childhood—she roller-skated to school, loved the freedom of wandering around nearby woods while growing up, and received her Junior Lifeguard certificate. Having a continuously inquiring mind, in the last few months of her life, she developed a strong interest in Quantum Physics, Judaism, and the Old Testament—who would have thought!

Katie and Sandy Sanford raised three children, loved camping and sailing, and had a particular love and interest in the Hopi Indians. They leave behind their two sons, Bill Sanford of Seattle and Jim Sanford of Omaha, their daughter, Lynette Walker of Vancouver, B.C., and their adult grandchildren and their children. Her family gratefully acknowledge the exceptional gentle care and attention given their mother by Elizabeth Hospice in San Diego. Katie will be sadly missed by her family and her wide circle of friends all dedicated to the arduous task of developing consciousness.