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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. 



In Memoriam

On October 8, Jungian analyst Daryl Sharp passed away in a Toronto hospitalWhen he returned from Zurich's Jung Institute in the seventies, he founded Inner City Books which in turn did much to disseminate Jungian psychology throughout the world. His authors sold over two million copies, an extraordinary achievement for this era.


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. 




5 Wednesdays, October 23

PROJECTION AND RE-COLLECTION, Part Two, a course by April Barrett

From the Back Matter: [This volume is] “a brilliant delineation of the objective psyche and how it has been experienced through the ages –– from primitive religion to nuclear physics and synchronicity.   It is Jungian Psychology at its finest.”  ~Edward F. Edinger


Friday, November 8

BEYOND DEATH’S DOORWAY: Evidence for the Survival of Consciousness, an evening with Mary Ann Melpolder

In our current materialist society many see death as a wall, a barrier that ends not only physical life but all personality, memory, and self-awareness.  But what if death instead is a doorway to another, perhaps even higher level of consciousness?  Many religious and spiritual traditions throughout human history have maintained a belief in an afterlife.  And now in the 21st century we are beginning to discover real evidence that consciousness does indeed survive death.  In this evening’s program we will examine such evidence and discuss the profound implications it holds for the way we view life itself.


Friday, November 22

MISSING THE MARK: The Seven Deadly Sins Viewed through the Lens of Depth Psychology, a lecture by James Hollis

The word “sin” came originally from an archery term that meant “missing the target,” and suggested such errant aim arose more from inescapable human limitation than malevolence.  This program will explore these most human of experiences—pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, sloth—through the lens of analytic psychology, and explore their causes, mechanisms, consequences, and challenges.




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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.



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Wednesday 10-12

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The Jung Society of Washington is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, a nonprofit educational institution. Our IRS form 990 is available upon request. 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.
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