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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.


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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


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

Healing, Wholeness, and the Sacred: The Search for Soul in Our Time, a lecture with Richard Tarnas

As Jung recognized, the healing we seek always comes from a higher wisdom, not simply by human calculation. One must somehow touch the numinous, be touched by the sacred. How can we access that healing, that wholeness, that holiness, in our age of turmoil and disenchantment? Where are the sources through which we might experience the power of deep transformation? Is our historical moment itself a crucible of transformation? 

To help shine a light on this critical question, we need to glimpse the larger context of today’s psychological and spiritual search: the historical background of our current moment and the evolution of our cultural world view that influences the life and psyche of every individual today. Is there, as Jung perceived, a changing of the gods now taking place in our civilization—a great shift in the underlying principles and assumptions that unconsciously inform our existential quest for deeper meaning and purpose in life?

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Saturday, October 1  | 1:00 - 4:00pm, Eastern Time

  • A Change of the Gods: a workshop with Richard Tarnas 

    We live in a dramatic period in the history of the world, with high stakes for the planetary future. To help us navigate this passage, we need every available source of relevant insight. Perhaps more than any other form of analysis, archetypal astrology can shed clarifying light on how events and trends throughout the world at a given time are meaningfully connected—political events, social trends, music and films, scientific discoveries, the public mood, and collective psychological tendencies. When we examine the synchronistic waves of events in terms of their underlying archetypes, historical patterns that unfold cyclically through the centuries come into focus. Our eyes are opened to see more deeply into the meaning of what's happening now. 

    Jung himself investigated astrological correlations throughout his career and used astrology regularly in his clinical practice against the grain of his increasingly reductionist profession. Many of us who have pursued this research in a systematic way have concluded that there are few frames of reference more revealing of both individual and collective psychological conditions than an archetypally informed knowledge of current planetary positions. Like paying attention to weather reports before setting out to sail on a windy day, learning about the planetary transits can help us live both more intelligently and more consciously as individuals. It can also provide a powerful lens for us to discern the deeper evolutionary currents moving through history. 

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    Friday, October 21  | 7:30 - 9:00pm, Eastern Time

    Who is Erich Neumann, the Brilliant Early Jungian Who Lived in Israel? A lecture with Nancy Furlotti

    Who was this friend and close collaborator of C.G. Jung, long an important figure at Eranos?  Despite their 30-year age difference, Neumann was an independent thinker who was able to challenge the elder Jung while deepening both their understandings of analytical psychology.  His history takes us from Berlin to early Palestine just before World War II.  We will look at a series of his drawings that describe his psychological struggle with this move during that tragic period in his story.

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    Saturday, October 22  | 1:00 - 4:00pm, Eastern Time

    Why is Erich Neumann So Important in the Development of Analytical Psychology? A workshop with Nancy Furlotti

    Depth psychology is greatly indebted to the work of Erich Neumann.  We will examine some of the vast field of interests that he explored throughout his lifetime and about which he wrote so eloquently and clearly.  These interests include the development of consciousness, mythology, a new ethic, the feminine, the nature of creativity, mysticism, art, the child, and the roots of Judaism.  It was Erich Neumann who developed the concept of the ego-Self axis. 

    We will discuss a number of these subject areas and observe how thoughtfully, with depth and passion, he presents his ideas and personal experiences and how valuable they truly are to our understanding of analytical psychology.  His work is a deep well that we can revisit to nourish the creative foundation of our own work as therapists and as humans.

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    Three Thursdays, November 3 - November 17  |  7:30 - 9:30pm, Eastern Time

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

    OPEN STUDIO, a course on Zoom that moves with the seasons. A chance to come together on a crisp fall evening and refresh yourself, making art in community. An opportunity 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 spring. And now it’s back again this August, by popular demand.  It’s a course for all levels of skill with art.

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    Friday, November 4  | 7:30 - 9:00pm, Eastern Time

    Tell Me What You Eat, an evening with Susan Negley

    What do Julia Child, the analytical psychologist, and the alchemist Morienus have in common?  In their various kitchens, the chef, the analyst, and the alchemist take raw ingredients and, through their labors and various transformative processes, create something sublime.  As Morenius has said, “This thing for which you have sought so long is not to be acquired or accomplished by force or passion.  It is to be won only by patience and humility and by a determined and most perfect love.” 

    The psyche’s hunger for manifestation in the world is equal to our hunger for spiritual nourishment.  Susan Negley’s training in the culinary arts of classical French cooking and mastery of its processes enhanced her understanding of alchemical transformation, making it more palatable.  After decades of dreaming about food, its environment, preparation, and presentation, she came to realize that this was the language her unconscious was using to speak to her, connecting the mundane and the spiritual.  The feast of metaphor and analogy in dreams led her to a bittersweet understanding of one of life’s greatest mysteries — life and death.  


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