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The Jung Society  of Washington, dedicated to the experience of the Self, serves the "still small voice" of human longing (sometimes called "holy longing") that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of silence, contemplation, creativity, and imagination. Our programs support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the "heroic struggle" for personality integration and wholeness that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation." We offer lectures, courses, workshops, evenings with distinguished analysts, that help guide our unique inner venture. Read about our Programs here.

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December 4th Dr. Rowland's Lecture:


How Did Shakespeare Become American?

By providing psychological and culture archetypes that influenced the Founding Fathers and some Native Americans? By setting the stage for our understanding of current political drama? Is his theater the real magic that gives us clues to how theater and political drama continues today? 

Come and hear for yourself. 

December 5th Workshop:

A Continuation of The Bard and Archetypes

Begins with a short lecture and discussion on Shakespeare and the deep feminine, looking at his treatment of war and marriage and taking his comedy, Much Ado About Nothing as an example (no previous knowledge of the play required). Continues with an activity exploring archetypal and personal transferences to a range of characters. Then an exploration of the relationship of theater to active imagination. There will be an opportunity to practice some active imagination or deep image work with some of Shakespeare’s poetry. Finally, a diving into Shakespeare’s transformational magic, from the active imaginations and by looking at his four key genres in relation to Jungian psychology: tragedy, comedy, history, problem play. Come and explore the question: To what extent is Shakespeare the progenitor of Jungian psychotherapy?

The Wesley Seminary,

 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20016

Check out Dr. Susan Rowland's talk: 

on Jung and Writing 

Listen to her article: The Return of The Goddess in Mysteries

Jungian Analyst and Executive Director of the Jung Society, James Hollis, welcomes and introduces all to the Jung Society of Washington. See more of his videos here.


Jung's Model of the Psyche
Irene Gad, MD 

Unpublished, and written specifically for Adapted from a talk given to a small professional group.

A Native American myth recounts that the Creator gathered all of creation and said, "I want to hide something from humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they can create their own life and their own reality." The eagle said, "Give it to me; I'll take it to the moon and hide it there." But the Creator said, "No, one day they will go there and will find it." Then the salmon said, "Give it to me; I'll hide it in the bottom of the sea." "No," said the Creator, "they'll get there too." Well, the buffalo came and said, "Give it to me; I'll bury it in the plains." The Creator said, "No, they will get there. They will cut into the skin of the earth, and they will find it even there." But then Grand Mother mole came, the one that has no physical eyes to see on the outside but has spiritual eyes and the capacity to see on the inside, and she said, "Put it inside them; they'll never find it there." And the Creator said, "It is done." (continue)

The last weekend of Fall 2015:



Or How Shakespeare Became American! 

a lecture 

Friday, December 4th

and a workshop


December 5th

 At the Wesley Seminary,

4500 Massachusetts Ave.,N.W., Washington Dc 20016

What's Next

04 Dec 2015 7:30 PM • Wesley Seminary, Elderdice Room, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
05 Dec 2015 10:00 AM • Wesley Seminary, Elderdice Room, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

If you're thinking of working with a Jungian analyst, the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association (JAWA) website lists analysts in the District of Columbia, in Maryland, and in Virginia. They also offer CE-bearing educational programs for therapists and non-therapists.

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Jung Society of Washington

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW Washington 20016


Executive Director - James Hollis

Office and Library Hours:

Weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Member Benefits: Members have borrowing privileges at our library and receive a discounted fee to most of our events. 

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Other Program Venues

Guy Mason Recreation Center - 3600 Calvert St., NW, Wash DC

Wesley Theological Seminary - 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Wash DC
George Mason University, , 3351 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia

Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.

Jung Society of Washington

Directions: The Jung Society of Washington is located in the educational building of the Palisades Community Church, From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona.  We are accessible via the Metro D6 bus line.  Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

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