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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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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.


Join us in the Jung Society Library for Three Film Nights in May: 4, 11 and 18

May 4: "Individuation: A Life-Long Journey, with Murray Stein" 

(This program is already full)

May 11: " Dream Interpretation: A Jungian Approach, Part 1" by Murray Stein and John Hill

May 18: " Dream Interpretation: A Jungian Approach, Part 2" by Murray Stein and John Hill


The Library at the Jung Society of Washington,

5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

7:30- 9:30 p.m.

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Our Friday Evenings With continue, on MAY 13th:

"THE FAMILY TREE: A Lynching In Georgia, A Legacy of Secrets and My Search for the Truth"


Long before I began the journey leading to The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, A Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth, I discovered Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams and Reflections and my view of the world began to change. But it was not until the Black Ghost (some suggest Black Madonna) at the end of my bed said Go home. Find out what happened, that I made a serious turn toward Jung. Soon after this 1993 “visitation,” I began regular retreats at The Apple Farm Community in Three Rivers, MI. Founded by Jungian analyst Helen Luke and numerous others trained by Luke in dream counseling, the Farm provided (and provides still) an amazing container for inner work. There I began to record, converse with, and paint my dreams. Over the past decade I have attended many DC Jung Society workshops as well as working with the wonderful Sandy Geller.  I do not believe I would have borne up under the horrors I was to discover in my family’s past and found the voice, heart, and courage to bring these stories into the light were it not for these counselors, these dreams, and the wisdom of Carl Jung, at my side. 

Listen to Karen Branan on the Leonard Lopate Show: click here


The Library at the Jung Society of Washington,

5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

7:30- 9:00 p.m.


Register here

Coming on MAY 20th and 21st: 

"Narrative Intelligence: Using the Power of Story to Transform What Happens"


People today, perhaps especially those in the DC area, aspire to combine personal fulfillment with making a difference.  Yet, in times of turmoil, conflict, and major change, any of us can be thrown off course, especially if we also are grappling in our personal lives with loss, rejection, failure, no-win choices, or feeling undervalued by others or stressed by demanding multiple roles. 

This lecture and workshop are designed for women and men who want to claim or reclaim their heroic capacity to combine personal happiness with effectiveness.  Neuroscience teaches us that what we see as reality is filtered through patterns in our minds that we too often take to be objectively real, but are only partial truths.  Archetypal psychology shows us that we can recognize such patterns in imagery and narratives.  To change what actually happens in our lives – as individuals and as a society – it is important to recognize what universal stories we are in, to correct the biases in what we perceive through learning from what others are noticing, and revise narratives we are thinking and telling. 

Visit Carol's blog page to find out more about her here.


Wesley Seminary

4500 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W,

Washington, D.C.

Lecture: Friday May 20th, 7:30-9 p.m.

Workshop: Saturday May 21st, 10:00 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Carol Pearson's Discussion on Bonnie Bright's Show

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:

04 May 2016 7:30 PM (EDT) • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
11 May 2016 7:30 PM (EDT) • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
18 May 2016 7:30 PM (EDT) • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016


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)

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, 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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