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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.


UPCOMING PROGRAMS




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


Three Thursday, August 11 - 25  |  7:30 - 9:30pm, Eastern Time

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

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OPEN STUDIO, a course on Zoom that moves with the seasons. A chance to come together on a hot August 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 ofskill with art.

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Friday, August 12  | 7:30 - 9:00pm, Eastern Time

Meaning of Life, a lecture with Sanford Drob

This program WILL be recorded.

We are particularly pleased to provide an introduction to the Kabbalah, its symbolism, its worldview, and its relevance to archetypal psychology and the practice of psychotherapy.  Topics to be explored include the role and relevance of the Kabbalah to Jung’s thinking; Jung’s 1944 “Kabbalistic Visions”; and the application of Kabbalistic principles, symbols, and archetypes to the development of an archetypal, humanistic, and integrative approach to psychotherapy. 

Kabbalistic dream interpretation in the Zohar and its anticipation of Jungian dream analysis will also be explored.  The Kabbalistic theosophy of Isaac Luria (1534-72) will be interpreted from a Jungian/archetypal point of view and will be shown to provide a basis for a unique set of contemporary therapeutic ideas and approaches.  Throughout the program, the relevance of Kabbalistic symbolism and ideas to contemporary psychology, philosophy, theology, and psychotherapy, as well as to the conduct of daily living, will be emphasized.

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Saturday, August 13  | 1:00 - 4:00pm, Eastern Time

Meaning of Life, a lecture with Sanford Drob

We are particularly pleased to provide an introduction to the Kabbalah, its symbolism, its worldview, and its relevance to archetypal psychology and the practice of psychotherapy.  Topics to be explored include the role and relevance of the Kabbalah to Jung’s thinking; Jung’s 1944 “Kabbalistic Visions”; and the application of Kabbalistic principles, symbols, and archetypes to the development of an archetypal, humanistic, and integrative approach to psychotherapy. 

Kabbalistic dream interpretation in the Zohar and its anticipation of Jungian dream analysis will also be explored.  The Kabbalistic theosophy of Isaac Luria (1534-72) will be interpreted from a Jungian/archetypal point of view and will be shown to provide a basis for a unique set of contemporary therapeutic ideas and approaches.  Throughout the program, the relevance of Kabbalistic symbolism and ideas to contemporary psychology, philosophy, theology, and psychotherapy, as well as to the conduct of daily living, will be emphasized.

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Friday, August 26  | 7:30 - 9:00pm, Eastern Time

An Evening with Steve Buser: Von Franz's Writings on Swiss Mystic Niklaus von Flüe and the Emergency of the Alchemical Anthropos

The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz is a 28-volume Magnum Opus from one of the leading minds in Jungian psychology. Volume 6 heralds translations of material never before available in English. It explores the profound visions of two ground-breaking saints in the Catholic Church, Saint Niklaus von Flüe and Saint Perpetua.

Tonight, we will discuss Saint Niklaus von Flüe, the patron saint of Switzerland, who was held in the highest esteem by both C.G. Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz. Jung even declared him the “patron saint of psychotherapy,” due to the Saint’s deep inward reflections and profound experiences. His visions reportedly began while still in his mother’s womb and continued until his death. Von Franz saw Niklaus as the shadow brother of Christ and wrote of him as the “alchemical Anthropos,” a universal man.  His visions were a profound evolution of Christian mysticism.  Join us as we present material never-before published in English from Volume 6 in The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz.

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Three Thursdays, September 8 - October  6  |  7:30 - 9:00pm, Eastern Time

Image is Psyche: Jung’s Radical Idea and Core Concept, a course with Mark Napack

It is as if we did not know, or else continually forgot, that everything of which we are conscious is an image, and that image is psyche (CW 13, para. 75)

"Image is psyche" is Jung's radical, breakthrough idea. It is the core concept, thread and leitmotiv, which runs through his entire work. In this course, we shall explore "image is psyche" as the skeleton key to understanding Jungian psychology and human experience in its psychological, spiritual, and social unfolding. "Image is psyche" is also the means and medium through which human experience may be healed and transformed.

In order to get to an understanding and conscious experience of this central realm of the image, we shall start with setting out Jung's discovery and understanding of "image is psyche." Here we find the method by which Jungian psychology heals. Second, we shall look at, as an example, the image of fire as it manifests itself across a range of human possibilities--from eros to the mystical. Lastly, the social images that inhabit us will be explored. There are the images that threaten to rend us asunder and also the images--old and emergent--which offer us hope and a way of living together in authentic relatedness.

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Eight Saturdays, September 2022 - May 2023 | 10:00am - 4:00pm, Eastern Time


JUNGIAN STUDIES READING SEMINAR, 2022-2023 Academic  Year 

Our Jungian Studies Reading Seminar is an(other) opportunity to study Jungian thought in depth, with a continuous cohort, over two years (or more). While some of the prior members of the Jung Studies Reading Seminar will be continuing with the program, the Jung Society opens up participation to new members for the next academic year program. Participation is open to anyone, regardless of background. 

This year (fall 2022 - spring 2023), the seminar will be held over Zoom. The curriculum will focus on Jungian classics. 

The seminar gathers monthly over the fall and spring to discuss assigned readings and material.  Licensed Jungian Analysts lead the seminar discussions. 

At the end of the two year cycle, a certificate of completion will be conferred (attendance is required for at least 6 out of 8 sessions per year).

Some of this year's Analysts include

 Anne Pickup

James Hollis

Julie Bondanza

Phyllis LaPlante

and many more!



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Our 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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