Friends of Jung Library

The Friends of Jung Collection is housed at Alliant University, in Scripps Ranch. The volumes are catalogued and integrated into Alliant’s Walter Library and each is identified with a “donated by Friends of Jung San Diego” stamp inside and a yellow label on the outside. Members of the public may obtain a San Diego County Library card and use it to check out these and any other Alliant books through the on-line LINKplus system. Check the Resources page of for a link that enables you to view the contents of the collection. To check out books, click on the “Try LINK+” button next to your selected item. You will be asked to enter your County library card number and password. Your selections will be delivered to the San Diego County Library branch you specify, where you will pick them up.
    You may also browse the collection in person at:
Alliant University Walter Library
 10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131
Phone (866) 825-5426.
At the Walter Library, submit your current FOJ membership card. The librarian will enter your information into the library’s database and place a barcode on the back of your membership card, which you may use to check out books on-site. When a new FOJ membership card is issued, you will need to obtain a new barcode.

FOJ Past Lectures on

The San Diego Friends of Jung channel on includes lectures by notable speakers who have presented for FOJ over the years, including Christine Downing, Edward Edinger, James Hollis, and Robert A. Johnson. There are over 200 lectures in our recorded collection and we hope to add more to youtube in coming months. To get started listening click here.


FOJ Authors

The San Diego Friends of Jung have been fortunate to have fine writers among our members.



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.

In the early 1950‘s Katherine Sanford studied at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich. She took her training at the Los Angeles Jung Institute where she was certified as a Jungian analyst in 1978. That same year she also received her M. A. degree from Antioch University and certification as a Marriage and Family Counselor. She maintained a private practice as a Jungian analyst in Del Mar, California until her death at 100, in October 2017.

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.

The Serpent and the Cross: Healing the Split through Active Imagination

by Katherine M. Sanford, M.A., M.F.C.

This full-color book presents sixty-two archetypal paintings with related dreams and active imaginations, the product of thirty years of intense inner work. They represent a visual and literary dialogue with soul, addressing and expressing the deepest and most compelling complexes encountered in the individuation process.

140 Pages. 62 Color plates.
Hard cover. Limited edition
ISBN 0-9734120-2-X

Coral Publishing © 2006
Published and printed in Canada

Click here to order a book,



Sally Nelson

Sally J. Nelson, Ph.D. has a doctorate in clinical psychology and master’s degree in humanistic and Jungian psychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and family therapist, and is certified in biofeedback and hypnotherapy. In graduate school, she worked with Dr. Stanley Krippner and studied the Ira Progoffapproach to journal writing. Dr. Nelson has led corporate stress management programs and seminars on Jungian dream work fostering creative writing as a personal and interpersonal growth process.

Nightwings: A Soulful Dreaming and Writing Practice

by Sally J. Nelson, Ph.D.

Nicolas-Hays (May 2004), 224 pages, paperback

Sally Nelson helps you put on your night wings with techniques for courting and giving form to your dreams. Once you’ve done this, Nelson teaches you how to recognize personal and transpersonal themes and characters and how to develop them in your writing through visionary meditation and numerous exercises. In doing so, you tap the personal and collective source of human experience from which you can develop your unique style of creative expression. This life long exploration is the source of success in all aspects of living. She illustrates this exciting process with clear writing examples that will inspire you to take flight with your creative writing.

Fore more information visit Sally's web site.



In Memorum

Robert A. Johnson

May 26, 1921–September 12, 2018

Robert A. Johnson, Jungian author and lecturer, died on September 12, 2018 in San Diego at the age of 97. Mr. Johnson was born in Portland, Oregon, on May 26, 1921. He pursued inner work since a near-death experience at the age of eleven. The tragic loss of a leg after being hit by an automobile provided his first glimpse of the Golden World, a realm that exists just beyond ordinary consciousness. Like Parsifal in the legendary myth of the Holy Grail, a spiritual quest in his early decades led Robert to improbable encounters with a variety of sages, saints and sinners, culminating in a meeting with the famed Swiss psychiatrist Jung. He attended the first classes offered at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, where he studied and worked with the pioneers of analytical psychology, including Carl Jung, Emma Jung, and Jolande Jacobi. He completed analytical training with Dr. Fritz Kunkel in Los Angeles and Dr. Toni Sussman in London. Robert also studied with J. Krishnamurti, with Soto Zen priest Maezumi Roshi, and at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India.

He studied at the University of Oregon and Stanford University and in the 1950’s, Mr. Johnson established a practice in Analytical Psychology in Los Angeles with fellow Jung Institute graduate, Helen Luke. He closed the practice in 1963 and spent the next four years as a member of St. Gregory’s Abbey in Three Rivers, Michigan, a Benedictine monastery of the Episcopal Church.

In 1968, Mr. Johnson moved to San Diego where he resumed his work as a Jungian analyst. He lectured at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego, working closely with John A. Sanford, an Episcopal priest, Jungian analyst, author, and one of the founders of the San Diego Friends of Jung. Johnson’s first book, He: Understanding Masculine Psychology, was published in 1974. Over the next three decades, he published another dozen books that were translated into multiple languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. He lectured extensively, both domestically and internationally.

A memorial service was held on January 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego. Memorial donations may be made to the Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy.

 Johnson was the author of many books including:

Lying with the Heavenly Woman

The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden

Owning Your Own Shadow



Inner Work




Living Your Unlived Life (2009)

Contentment: A Way to True Happiness (1999)

Balancing Heaven and Earth: A Memoir of Visions, Dreams and Realizations (1998)