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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.

It feels more important than ever to become fully aware of ourselves and the world around us. Thank you for exploring with us! We have had a nurturing Spring and look forward to more in the Fall. To tide you over until then, we have a wonderful course, "Sophia As Muse," by Dr. Hollis, being offered through June. Also, please check out our Library and look below for a list of curated books on Jung for summer reading!

 With our best wishes to you for a lovely summer, 

the Jung Society of Washington

The New Jungian Studies Reading Seminar:

Classics in Jungian Literature

The Jungian Studies Reading Seminar has concluded its initial two year study of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung and awarded certificates to its participants. While some of the prior members will be continuing, the Jung Society is opening up participation to new members for a new two year program reading classics of Jungian literature. The coming Fall/Spring semesters, Jungian analysts will be teaching celebrated works by Erich Neumann on the new ethic, James Hillman, Marie-Louise von Franz, Emma Jung, Edward Edinger, and Marian Woodman. Participation is open to anyone, regardless of background, who wishes to learn the theory and practice of depth psychology from some of its great teachers.

The seminar meets one Saturday per month from 9 to 4:30 during the months September through December and February through May. The participant is obliged only to read the texts and come prepared for discussion conducted by the analyst. The cost of the seminar is $800 per semester, and $1600 for the entire year. At the end of the two year cycle,  a certificate of completion will be conferred. A limited number of scholarships are also available.

Anyone interested in applying should direct their questions or applications to James Hollis at, or by mail to the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral, Ave., N. W. Washington, D. C. 20016.

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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.


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Presented jointly by

The Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSS) and the Jung Society of Washington,

June 22nd- June 25th 2017

We invite you to participate in a multidisciplinary gathering of scholars exploring complexity, creativity, and action in the context of Jungian and post-Jungian  concepts.  The conference will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott, Thursday evening June 22 – Sunday evening, June 25, 2017.  We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker will be Joe Cambray, Ph.D.

In recent years, major advances in the development of complexity and dynamical systems theory have provided new perspectives for understanding Jung’s model of psyche.  The papers in this conference will address perspectives of complexity in systems ranging from clinical practice and social action to visual art, film, dance, and literature.  A major theme of the conference, “Myth in Our Time,” will explore complexity, creativity, and action in the context of the contemporary state of the political system. 


Details are available through the JSSS

Four Tuesdays in June:



Four Philosophical Questions Addressed by Poets

The purpose of art is art, not to produce argument or analysis.   Nonetheless, poets who are humans first also wonder about the large questions of life. This course will address four philosophical questions and illustrate some responses poets have embodied in their work.  The questions are: why are we here; what is our obligation to the natural order, does the universe make sense and how are we to best conduct our lives?

Register here!

What's Next:

27 Jun 2017 7:00 PM • The Sanctuary Room, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

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!

We look forward to seeing you at the lectures and workshops we have scheduled for Fall, in the Butler Boardroom at the American University! For directions click here.

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:

American University, Butler Board Room,
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington DC 20016

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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