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An Important Message from The Jung Society

The Jung Society provides the general public and the professional community with the insights and tools of analytical psychology and related disciplines. Through programs, classes, visiting speakers, partners in like organizations, and electronic media, the Jung Society provides a platform for communal discussion regarding the personal and professional issues that confront us. The tools that these programs provide assist individuals, relationships, and societies in a dialogue that enhances understanding the unconscious dynamics that course through personal lives, cultural problems, and historic patterns.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS



Our programs are being offered online, via the Zoom platform, until further notice due to COVID-19.

Links will be sent out at least 24 hours before the program starts. If you have not received the Zoom link for a program you have paid for 24 hours before its start time, please reach out directly to support@jung.org, thank you.

Registration closes at NOON the day before the program begins.

You can take a look at our mini quick guide about Zoom here - HOW TO USE ZOOM

Please note, by agreeing to enroll in an online program offered by the Jung Society of Washington, you are also agreeing to comply with our terms. This means that you cannot record (through internal or external devices) the audio, visuals (photos), or video of the program. The intellectual property belongs to the Jung Society of Washington, and we ask you not to violate this policy. Also, we highly value the anonymity of the content of the program, of the presenters, and of individuals present in the program, and hope that everyone can contribute to a respectful and trust-building online environment. Thank you!

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS


Three Thursdays, June 2 - 16  |  7:30 - 9:30pm, Eastern Time

Jung and Art: An Open Studio Experience, a course with Sandy Geller

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OPEN STUDIO, a three-session course on Zoom. A chance to come together on a warm summer’s evening to enjoy making art in community. To relax -- to lose yourself in the soulful creative search for Self.

I introduced Open Studio to the Jung Society in August 2021. We brought it back this past winter. And now we’re offering Open Studio again, by popular demand.  It’s a course for all levels of skill with art. 

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Saturday, June 4  |  11:00am - 2:00pm, Eastern Time

The C.G. Jung Memorial Lecture: Scapegoating, Projection and New Forms Emerging with Ann Ulanov

The C.G. Jung Memorial Lecture

We live in troubled times of many violences and spreading uncertainties.  It can feel like a crossroads where complexes seem to grasp us collectively as well as personally.  

We will explore scapegoating and projection, and also new forms, already emerging, that attract our passion to make our world better and to contribute the many blessings of this amazing life we are given to live.  Throughout the day, my presentations will alternate with questions and responses from all of us.

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Four Tuesdays, June 7 - 28  |  7:30 - 9:00pm, Eastern Time

Personal Creativity, a course with Dennis Patrick Slattery and Jennifer Leigh Selig

Each of us has a yearning, a hunger, to make something of ourselves. This statement implies a making and a shaping of a life into some coherent form.  Such making is the original sense of the word poiesis.  A formative principle in the soul is awakened when we create analogies of ourselves in whatever form they may take and, perhaps, in different formats as we age.  In creating we become witnesses to our own power, our inner authority that allows us to live each day more deeply and more mindfully.

In our four classes together, we will integrate stories, theory (not a lot!), and experiential writing with the intention of gaining a fuller awareness of our creative self, which may have gone into hiding or perhaps is clamoring at the door of our heart and soul, insisting on being heard, if not submitted to.  

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Six Alternate Mondays, June 13 - August 22  |  7:30 - 9:30pm, Eastern Time

Mysterium Coniunctonis (Volume 14), a course with Cathryn Polonchak

This program is an ongoing reading and discussion class from previous semester(s), and we are welcoming newcomers. 

The reading material is Mysterium Coniunctionis, CW 14. 

The course is thorough, progressing slowly, and with a lot of discussion for each paragraph. If you believe this style is for you, join us!

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Friday, June 24  |  7:30 - 9:00pm, Eastern Time

Jung's Feminine Heroic in Tumultuous Times, with reference to The Sacred Well Murders, a lecture with Susan Rowland

Jung portrays individuation as beginning with the death of the hero. Not for the first time, his insight is prescient for our troubled twenty-first century in which notions of the heroic masculine warrior have been tested to destruction, even on occasion becoming vehicles for the shadow. By contrast, Jung provides a feminine that is marginalized, often forced into the shadow, pluralized, and hospitable to other cultures and/or forms of consciousness. Taking inspiration from Jung’s feminine, it is possible to discover less ego-centric, less dogmatic, less euro-centric, and more collective modes of individuation. Arguably, these are better fitted to intervene in the crises of our times. 

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Saturday, June 25  |  1:00 - 4:00pm , Eastern Time

How to Make Art or Creative Practice into Jungian Arts-Based Research, a workshop with Susan Rowland

This workshop will be in three parts: First, we will examine Jung’s theory and practice of psychic fertility or creativity and divination. Second, we will experientially explore psychic images arising within the group. We will work singly and collaboratively to delve into the (sacred) well of psychic energy constellated by Jungian arts practices and by archetypal activation between participants. Third, we will take time to devise a project that might stretch from initial psychic images to a work of Jungian arts-based research that can enter and participate in the anima mundi. Put another way, we will envision JABR as psychotherapy for the collective. 

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Four Tuesdays, July 5 - 26  |  7:30 - 9:30pm, Eastern Time

Mandala as Compass to the Self: a course with Jane Selinske

The Sanskrit word mandala means circle.  It is an archetypal image found in all cultures and can be seen in religious practices and in psychological development. The universality of the circle image is visible in the stained-glass windows of cathedrals, in Tibetan Buddhism mandala meditation, in Navaho sand painting, and in children’s first drawings.

The class is didactic, experiential, and will sharpen the participant’s Jungian lens when exploring the dynamics of the mandala, personally and clinically.  In addition to learning the language of images and symbols, course participants will learn to give prominence to symbol amplification, personal associations, and the objective nature of the psyche when interpreting mandala images.  Participants will create mandalas, learn basic interpretive skills, and, like Jung, experience the mandala as a teleological compass to the Self during the individuation process.

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Friday, July 15  | 7:30 - 9:00pm , Eastern Time

All You Need Is Love: Jung Meets The Beatles in the Global Village of ‘Generalized Media Disorder,’ Dissociation, and ‘Disindividuation’ A lecture with Royce Froehlich

Inspired by the 55th anniversary of “the summer of love,” when The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper was the #1 album, this presentation looks at the dysregulating clinical effects of electronic-communications media on the psyche through the lens of analytical psychology and media philosophy, with therapeutic insights and motifs drawn from The Beatles’ music and lyrics released in 1967.  

An inquiry concerning the effects of technology will act as a gateway for a fresh listening to some of The Beatles’ music and Jung’s call for individuation through psychological balance in a hyper-mediated world.

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Saturday, July 16  |  1:00 - 4:00pm , Eastern Time

All You Need Is Love: Jung Meets The Beatles in the Global Village of ‘Generalized Media Disorder,’ Dissociation, and ‘Disindividuation’ A workshop with Royce Froehlich

C.G. Jung was sensitive to the technological transformations happening in the world around him. In various writings, he addresses what is arguably the most important question of our age: What is the effect of technology on the psyche? A question, which, he admits, "is not at all easy to answer." 

The Red Book, in which the word ‘’love” appears 300 times, came into being during the unprecedented technological horror of the First World War. Jung’s later writings reverberate from the aftershock of the Second, as he looked for a way to show his readers that it is most important to understand how love brings opposites together.

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Saturday, July 23  |  12:00 - 1:30pm , Eastern Time

The God-Image: From Antiquity to Jung, The C.G. Jung Birthday Fundraising Lecture with Lionel Corbett

Free Fundraising Lecture

The Jung Society of Washington presents our annual celebration of the birthday of Carl Jung (July 24) with a free lecture by the internationally known and highly regarded Jungian author and analyst Dr. Lionel Corbett. Lionel Corbett trained in medicine and psychiatry in England and as a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Dr. Corbett is a professor of depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, California. His primary interests are: the religious function of the psyche, especially the way in which personal religious experience is relevant to individual psychology; the development of psychotherapy as a spiritual practice; and the interface of Jungian psychology and contemporary psychoanalytic thought. Google him!


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