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OUR MISSION

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. 


2020 Winter / SPRING PROGRAMS


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. 

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COMING UP SOON...

Saturday, Feb 22

TISSUE PAPER COLLAGE and MEDITATION with SINGING BOWLS: A Soulful Creative Jungian Journey, A Workshop With Sondra Geller and Melissa Harrison

This workshop will draw upon the combined skills of our mother-daughter co-leaders. Sandy Geller is a Jungian Analyst, IAAP Certified and an Art Therapist, and Melissa Harrison is an Alexander Technique Teacher AMSAT, a Certified Pilates Instructor and a Tai Chi Instructor focusing on meditation, injury prevention, balance and happiness.

The goal will be to explore how the experience of art making can be deepened by approaching it from a quiet, peaceful place. The sound of Crystal Singing Bowls and chimes will create a meditative environment of peace and relaxation within which we will enter into collaging with brilliantly colored tissue paper placed intuitively. The artist participants will learn how to make the collage, how to gaze at the patterns created and then how to use Jungian Active Imagination in community to access the messages that psyche brings forth. Participants will leave with their collages and a sense of lighthearted joy.

We will ask ourselves in the Jungian way, “What is this about?” You will have an experience of Jung.

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Tuesday, March 3, 10, 17, 24

HAUNTINGS: How the Past Makes Choices for Our Present, A Course With James Hollis

“Hauntings” is a metaphor for the fact that we all live in historically generated “stories,” some conscious, some not.

These stories have the power to replicate our past and build on it, or occasion the same old, same old dead ends. This course will explore the various ways in which the excavation of the past can free the present, and redefine our future.



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Friday, March 6

DREAMS AND CREATIVITY, A Lecture With Julie Bondanza

“An unexamined dream is like an unopened letter from God” (Talmud)

Dreams speak to us in images whose meanings are often elusive, just beyond reach. Dreams often are, and always can be, an opening into our creative spirit, whether that creativity is manifest in a painting, a collage, a sculpture, a musical composition, a poem or a memoir or even, most significantly into a creative re-imagining of ourselves.   This lecture examines how dreams can and have affected the creative process and, in the process, individuation.

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Saturday, March 7

DREAMING THE DREAM FORWARD, A Workshop With Julie Bondanza


During this time, each of us will have the opportunity to explore for ourselves how dreams can influence and enhance our creativity.  Each person should bring a dream to work with and then choose at least one avenue to develop a creative product or process that dreams the dream forward.  Participants can choose from poetry, memoir, painting, collage, fairytale or story telling.

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Monday, March 9, 23; April 6, 20; May 4

DREAMS AND WHOLENESS: Jung’s Study of a Dream Series, Its Alchemical Importance, and Its Relevance to Our Understanding of Dreams and Psychic Process, A Course With Cathryn Polonchak


After years of work on his Redbook, what then drew Jung so powerfully to his studies on alchemy?  Why is this important to students of Jungian psychology?  What do we learn of psyche, our own process, from this essential opus of Jung’s?

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Monday, March 16, 30; April 13, 27, 11

INNOCENCE, EXPERIENCE, HIGHER INNOCENCE, A Course With Julie Bondanza

Using William Blake’s paradigm,  and Jung’s essay on The Child (Vol 9 1) we will read five novels about the child. We will start with The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, which some of you have read before, to bring the importance of the child in an adult’s perspective. This will be followed by: A Death in the Family by James Agee, A Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers and They Came Like Swallows by William Maxwell which are all from the child’s perspective, and finally Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye to look specifically at the effects of childhood trauma on adult psyches.


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Be sure to check out our newest Masterclass by James Hollis!

https://www.jungmasterclass.com/p/living-an-examined-life


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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.

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Library

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.

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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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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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