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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. 


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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. 

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      OF SPECIAL INTEREST

      THE FORM OF THINGS UNKNOWN: What You Know From What You Make, a lecture and workshop by Lorne Buchman

      "Dr. Lorne Buchman is one of the foremost researchers into the mystery of human creativity. As President of ArtCenter College of Design in L.A., he swims in creative waters, and is a most articulate, persuasive public presenter.”
      - James Hollis, Ph.D.
       
      Alexander Calder once said, “I think best in wire”.  In the act of manipulating the material of his creative practice, Calder is thinking. Indeed, the sculptor is suggesting an understanding of creativity distinct from popular assumptions about manifesting preconceived vision. 

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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.

      Jungian
      analysts

      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.


      SUPPORT THE JUNG SOCIETY

      SUPPORT THIS PROJECT

      Our Fall semester is in full swing! Than you everybody who supported the Jung Society. Including our volunteers and those of you who contributed financially. We are at 93% of our goal. Please consider underwriting a specific program. 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: $5,570.00
      93%

      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. 

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

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

      DIRECTIONS
      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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