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The Jung Society  of Washington is dedicated to the experience of the Self and 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.


Hello Everyone! Along with our best wishes to you for a wonderful Summer, we offer you our lineup for Fall 2018- Dr. Hollis kicks off our Lecture/Workshop series in September; we have a new speaker among those who will teach our courses this semester; we have fascinating Evenings With; a brand new day course (Friday mornings), for those who found the evening driving a challenge; and we head into Year 4 of the Jungian Studies Reading Seminar with a strong cohort. 

Please peruse, explore, take out your calendars, sign up and come and join us for everything! We cannot wait to dive into Fall 2018 with you! 

With warmest regards,

The Jung Society of Washington Team

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    The Jung Society provides continuing education for the human spirit. We help people find deeper meaning in everyday life. Our programs offer a wide variety of topics, taught by Jungian experts and other professionals in the disciplines of psychology, education, the humanities, and the arts. We explore educational themes from personal growth and insights to responses to love, loss, life passages, dreams, fairy-tales, the soul, psychological types, and more. 



      TRACKING THE GODS: The Movement of Archetypal Powers in our Time, a course by James Hollis

      When Jung asked the question, “Where did the gods go when they left Olympus,” he answered, they left Olympus and entered the unconscious of the modern and became “disturbances.” When Jung talks of “the gods” he sees them as the personification of archetypal energies. Those forces are timeless and course through all of us, so when a god “dies” it means the energy has left the concept, practice, ritual, dogma, gone underground, and, incognito, appears elsewhere.  ...


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      By joining the Jung Society of Washington, you are taking an important step to connect with our inspiring community of educators and learners. Our members receive several benefits: discounts for most of our programs, free articles, video and audio recordings in the Member's Area, Jung Society Library borrowing privileges and more.




      The Jung Society Library has been formed over several decades thanks to generous contributions of the members of Jung Society of Washington. It now contains more than 3000 books, including Carl G. Jung The Collected Works and classics of Jungian studies.  It is a serious, scholarly collection with many rare and unusual items, but it also contains more general and popular works, as well as a fair amount of relevant cultural materials. Become a Member of the Jung Society and get library borrowing privileges.


      Jung Society of Washington works in close collaboration with the local Jungian Analysts. Many of them are the Faculty that leads classes and programs at the Jung Society. If you are interested in connecting with the analysts please visit JAWA (Jungian Analysts of Washington Association) website by clicking the logo below.



      We are getting ready for a new semester. Are you interested in helping to launch one of our wonderful new programs as an underwriter? Underwriting gifts are typically between $300 and $1,500. Including your name in the program guide as an underwriter sparks interest about this opportunity in the larger Jung Society of Washington community. We would love to add your name to our Fall 2018 Programs schedule as an underwriter!
      Goal: $6,000.00
      Collected: $0.00

      The Jung Society of Washington brings the general public and professional community the insights and tools of analytic psychology and related disciplines. Through programs, classes, visiting speakers, partnerships with like organizations, and digital media, the Jung Society creates a platform for communal discussion regarding the personal and cultural issues that confront us. The tools 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.

      5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
      Washington, DC 20016
      CALL: 202-237-8109
      EMAIL: jungsociety@jung.org

      Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      EMAIL: junglibrary@jung.org

      BY CAR: From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona. 

      BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: D6 bus line.
      Parking is available in the streets.
      Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

      The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
      Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.

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