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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.


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 natalia@jung.org , thank you.

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!



Friday, June 25 |  7:30-9:00pm, Eastern Time

OBJECT RELATIONS AND ATTACHMENT DYNAMICS: The Psychoneuroimmunology of Shadow Projection (Part II), an evening with Tim Lyons

 “I’ve spent many years alone with the process of unlearning. Have you ever unlearned anything?” C. G. Jung, The Red Book

In Part 2 of this program, we will explore how we can develop intentional somatic awareness in order to unlearn some of our most primal, instinctually and biologically conditioned patterns of attachment. Many of these dependent patterns of object relationships that were essential for survival and thriving as infants, will become self-destructive and even deadly as we struggle to grow to independence. Throughout life, these patterns naturally evolve into immune enhancing and autoimmune defensive adaptations. Some produce loving projections and nourishing object relations, and others produce attachments to the bad object, seed future self-destructive codependent relationships, dissociations, and addictions.


Four Tuesdays, July 6-27 |  7:30-9:00pm, Eastern Time

JUNG'S TRANSCENDENT FUNCTION: Merlin, the Weird, and the City of Dis, a course with Mark Napack

Being stuck, blocked, repeating the same pattern over and over again. Life serves up impossible situations at times. According to C. G. Jung, we have within us a capacity that can shuttle us beyond our impasses. He has called it the transcendent function. In this course, we shall explore the transcendent function from a variety of perspectives. The purpose here is to awaken our own sense and ability to work with this necessary function of the psyche.


Four Wednesdays, July 7 - 28  |  7:30-9:30pm, Eastern Time


C. G. Jung was one of the first to explore the projection of personal and patient symbols through creative expression. In The Red Book, Jung expressed many visions and images that he projected into drawings, but he would not identify what he was doing as art. Jung believed his drawings were a direct expression of his unconscious and later his collective unconscious. In addition to Jung’s drawings, the descent into his unconscious led to the development of his central concepts of active imagination and the process of individuation.

Similar to Jung, our regular contact with the unconscious is through dreams and the symbols and images that emerge from our personal and collective unconscious.


Saturday, July 10 |  1:00-4:00pm, Eastern Time

ARCHETYPAL INTERSUBJECTIVITY IN THE AMAZONIAN MYTHOLOGY OF THE KAXINAWÁ: A Call to Ecological Awareness in Human Relationships, a workshop with Hannah Hennebert

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the Amazonian mythology of the Kaxinawá (self-named as Huni Kuin meaning “true people”) under the umbrella of archetypal intersubjectivity – a concept that I developed during my doctoral studies. Within an anthropocentric perspective, only human beings have subjectivity. What is being proposed within the concept of archetypal intersubjectivity is the call to awareness that matter is not something inert, but, as an integral part of the formation of life on our planet, it also has a history which begins with the innumerable interactions with other elements that are part of its formation. Therefore, because it is interactive, it has alterity, subjectivity, and archetypal character. Thus archetypal intersubjectivity is a theory that seeks to comprehend the psychological phenomena through the archetypal interaction between beings in a given environment. 


Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 |  10:30am-2:30pm, Eastern Time

CELTIC CALENDAR, CELTIC MYTH, a Day With Series with Kathryn Cook-Deegan and Elaine King

Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors  

What they undertook to do

 They brought to pass;  

All things hang like a drop of dew

 Upon a blade of grass.      

                                               — W.B. Yeats  

Please email natalia@jung.org to enroll.


Saturday, July 24 |  10:00-12300pm, Eastern Time

DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY: An Individuation Journey Through Realms of Shadow to the Mystery of Transformation, a fundraising lecture with Murray Stein

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 Murray Stein, Ph.D. (Google him); it’s both a free program and a fundraiser — a gift to all who need or want one and an expression of thanks to our Jung Society of Washington community.  We’re offering it free to people who want to dip their toes into Jung, but can’t commit, or to people who just need a free program for whatever reason.  This is a year when we all just need a little support sometimes, and we want you to know that we are delighted and grateful to have you with us!

This year, 2021, marks the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death in Ravenna, Italy. Only several months before his death at the age of 56 he completed his poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, for which he has become famous through the ages. He is universally celebrated as one of history’s great geniuses of imaginative literature. But his poem is far more than a literary tour de force. It is the impressive account of psychological and spiritual development in the second half of life using a method that today we call active imagination.


Four Thursdays, August 5 - 26  |  7:30-9:30pm, Eastern Time

JUNG AND ART: An Open Studio Experience, a course with Sandy Geller

OPEN STUDIO, a four-session course on Zoom in the heat of summer. A chance to come together to enjoy making art in community. To relax --- to lose yourself in the soulful creative search for Self. The open studio format is new to the Jung Society. It is a course for all levels of skill with art.


Friday, August 27 |  7:30-9:00pm, Eastern Time

von FRANZ AND THE EVIL STEPMOTHER, a lecture with Steve Buser

A poisoned apple.  An evil stepmother.  A cold dark tower.  The heroine is confronted out of the darkness of her own unconscious.  Will she be devoured by the dark animus of the archetypal evil stepmother, or can she confront her ghosts and transform them into a healing space of strength?

Join us, as Steven Buser, general editor of The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz, gives us a behind the scenes look into the editing process and dives with us into content of Volume Three, Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales: The Maiden’s Quest.

Dr. von Franz is the master at bringing fairytales alive and fathoming their depths.  Her writings are some of the most profound work ever done on fairytales.  Her deepening journey in Volume Three marvelously illuminates the quest of the feminine.


JSRS (Jungian Studies Reading Seminar)



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