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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.



Please allow yourselves extra time to find parking tomorrow (9/27). The pre-school housed in the Church has their back-to-school night and we will have to share parking with them!

Click here to download the Fall 2016 Program Catalog. Click here to download the Fall 2016 Calendar Flyer

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FALL 2016

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All About the Society

Learn about our mission  and about Carl Jung.

See who is on our Board of Directors and Staff here.

Find a Jungian Analyst in the Washington DC area.


We have posted more than twenty articles written by our members, members of The Jungian Analysts of Washington Association and other Jungian Analysts for your reading pleasure.


See what other Jungian organizations around the country are doing.

We hope that you visit our library at the Jung Society, but if you are looking to start your own collection of books on all things Jung, click here to check out this curated collection!

The October Lecture in our Fall Series!

October 14th:

James Hollis, Ph. D.

"Living More Fully in the Shadow of Mortality"

Jung observed that “life is a short pause between two mysteries.” That fact is not in debate; what does matter, then, is how we live that short pause. And E. M. Forster observed that both the corpse and the newborn might speak of those mysteries, but neither one is talking. Given that mortality frames our brief journey, how can we live more fully in its presence without being defined by morbidity, fear, and denial?What are the attitudes and practices which enable us to live more fully? And what psychological maturation brings us to experience this short pause as rich with meaning?

James Hollis, Ph. D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst in practice in Washington, D. C. where he is also Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington. He is also author of fourteen books translated into nineteen languages.  

Location: The Elderdice Room,

Wesley Theological Seminary,

4500 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20016

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Click here to register!

A Four-Session Course starting on the 7th of September:


 Dr. Melanie Starr Costello:

LOVE, SUFFERING, BETRAYAL: Works by Aldo Carotenuto on Passion and Individuation

What better discloses the tangled truths about individuation than the struggle for human relationship?  Two works by the illustrious personality theorist and Jungian analyst, Aldo Carotenuto, will guide us in our discussion of the dynamic tensions between love, affiliation, and the search for personal authenticity. We will consider ecstatic dimensions of the love experience alongside the power of longing to unleash unspeakable features of human personality: obsession, shame, jealousy, the struggle for power, and the fragmentation of identity.  

Wednesdays, 7:30- 9:30 p.m.


The Library at the Jung Society of Washington 

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.

What's Next:

28 Sep 2016 7:30 PM (EDT) • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. 20008
29 Sep 2016 7:30 PM (EDT) • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
30 Sep 2016 7:30 PM (EDT) • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

The Jung Society of Washington is offering an exploration of Carl Jung's seminal work, Memories, Dreams Reflections this Fall...

A Four-Session Course by Dr. James Hollis, starting on the 13th of September: 

"Memories, Reflections, Dreams: The Life of Carl Jung"

7-8:30 p.m.


The Sanctuary of the Palisades Community Church

Come and Feed Your Soul

A Five-Session Course starting on the 8th of September:

Tim Lyons:

THE BODY AND INDIVIDUATION: Physical Healing and Awareness

Jung realized that “individuation cannot occur without the body.” The longer the blacker and denser manifestations of the shadow are denied, the greater the chance that the denseness may evolve into physical disease.  How can we become more conscious of our contracts with the devil in terms of our blood, our defenses, self-destructive lifestyles, and self-medications that become part of our negative conditioning and identity? 

In this course we will examine the essential role of the body as “mandala of the divine” and how the “will of the soul” is mirrored in the “will” of the body in the individuation process.  

Thursdays, 7:30- 9:30 p.m.


The Library at the Jung Society of Washington

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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Twice a year the Jung Society mails out a detailed description of our programs as well as other information in an easy to reference high quality color publication. Send us an email at with the words "printed newsletter" in the subject line with your address information in the body.

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Jung Society of Washington

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW Washington 20016


Executive Director - James Hollis, Ph.D.

President - Erminia Scarcella, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.

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., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wesley Theological Seminary - 4500 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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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