The Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity. We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation". With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events. We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community.
1 December, 2018
The Jung Society of Washington sends you warm wishes for the New Year. We have been serving the public now for nearly six decades and continue to play a needed role both in facilitating our personal journeys, and in enhancing our ability to identify and understand the deeper currents of our turbulent times.
We have prepared an interesting slate of courses for the Spring Semester, including a new and expanded set of Friday classes and workshops for those who prefer daytime classes. Additionally, we have a challenging list of visiting speakers who will address such subjects as “Wrestling with Eros,” and a native American Jungian Analyst on how her culture sees the world. We are pleased to partner again with the Swiss Embassy in co-sponsoring our Jung Memorial Lecture in June. Our speaker is internationally known analyst John Hill, a founder of the International School of Analytic Psychology in Zurich, who will be speaking on the haunting theme of “Homecoming and Exile,” and the necessary uses of anger. We will feature classes on an exciting range of topics, all of which speak to how we navigate this mystery we call our lives.
I find myself moved, reminded, and comforted by the words of Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer,
Analytic psychology helps us understand our humanity, open one vault after another, and grow, and we invite you to consider supporting the Jung Society of Washington with a donation at year’s end, a donation which materially helps generate these many programs and courses for you. We are seeking to expand our library, provide more scholarships, and bring even more depth perspectives from the analytic world to add to the richness which our area provides. Our society is composed of people like you: curious, sometimes hurting, imaginative, and always seeking to grow in awareness. We invite you to grow, and to help us help each other attend the unfinished business which life daily brings to our door.
With very best regards,
James Hollis, Ph.D.
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NATURAL CYCLES, NATURAL SYMBOLS: Individuation as Ecology, a lecture and workshop by Melanie Starr CostelloWe will confront dominant cultural constructs that alienate us from the body and obstruct psyche’s connection with the non-human world. In hopes of redress, we construct an alternative model of consciousness, envisaging a nature-based-symbolic attitude that reconnects us with our roots in nature, conjoining mind, soul, and cosmos.
Images, stories, and dream analysis will throw light on the archetypal forces--both fierce and generative—that promote psycho-spiritual maturation. Special attention will be given to the recurrence of cosmological and elemental themes in dreams of individuals undergoing life-transition.
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Analytic psychology helps us understand our humanity, grow and expand our creativity. We invite you to consider supporting the Jung Society of Washington with a donation at year’s end, a donation which materially helps generate these many programs and courses for you. We are seeking to expand our library, provide more scholarships, and bring even more depth perspectives from the analytic world to add to the richness which our area provides. Our society is composed of people like you: curious, sometimes hurting, imaginative, and always seeking to grow in awareness. We invite you to grow, and to help us help each other attend the unfinished business which life daily brings to our door.