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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.


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 natalia@jung.org , thank you.

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!



Four Thursdays, May 6 - 27   |  7:30-9:30pm, Eastern Time

JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION: A Retrospective, a (repeat) course with Anne Pickup

Please note, this program is a repeat of a previous course (winter 2021) due to high numbers on the waitlist. 

"Love is My Religion, free spirits have to soar," sings Ziggy Marley, the Jamaican musician.  Dante Alighieri might agree as written in his Divine Comedy.  Is the 14th-century poet's journey, spanning from despair to the joy of ever-expanding love and consciousness, relevant in our personal lives as well as in today's complicated, polarized, and self-absorbed world?  

Through a retrospective of art, music, and story, we will explore the meaning of Dante's lines, "From one small spark springs up a mighty flare; if I set forth, others may come behind."  As we accept and take responsibility for our complexes with honesty, humility, and yes, humor, does our own "flare" make a difference for those who follow?


Four weekends over a year  |  10:30am-2:30pm, Eastern Time

CELTIC CALENDAR, CELTIC MYTH, a Day With Series with Kathryn Cook-Deegan and Elaine King

Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors  

What they undertook to do

 They brought to pass;  

All things hang like a drop of dew

 Upon a blade of grass.      

                                               — W.B. Yeats  

Please email natalia@jung.org to enroll.


Friday, May 14  |  12:15-1:45pm, Eastern Time

 AWAKENING TO ONENESS: Active Imagination with Readings from the Red Book,   a lecture with Susan Tiberghien 

The spirit of the depths spoke to me: “You are an image of the unending world.” p.230, The Red Book, C.G. Jung

There has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things. p.392, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C.G. Jung

  Awakening to the oneness of creation starts with awakening to our own oneness. Jung took this path in 1913 when, having lost his way at midlife, he went into the underworld to confront the unconscious. He called out to his forgotten soul and began his journey toward individuation, toward wholeness. Reading excerpts from The Red Book, we will follow Jung in his imagined encounters on his way toward wholeness. We will look to find our own way. “There is only one way and that is your way.” In so doing, we will awaken not only to our own oneness, but to the oneness of the world we inhabit.


Saturday, May 15  |  1:00-4:00pm, Eastern Time

 AWAKENING TO ONENESS: Active Imagination with Readings from the Red Book,   a Day With with Susan Tiberghien

The spirit of the depths spoke to me: “You are an image of the unending world.” p.230, The Red Book, C.G. Jung

There has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things. p.392, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, C.G. Jung

  In our workshop we will enter the world of imagination and awaken to our oneness. Reading excerpts from The Red Book, we will see how Jung actively imagined his soul, how she led him along his path toward wholeness, how he brought the different parts of himself together to find his oneness. We will practice our own active imaginations as we look to follow our own path. Reading also excerpts from Etty Hillesum and Thomas Mertonwe will see how they found their way within themselves, enabling them to turn outwards to the world around them. We will embrace not only our own oneness, but the oneness of all creation.


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

THE GREEN DREAM: The Inauguration of the Individuation Process, an evening with Robert Mannis, Ph.D.

Jung had this dream shortly after Christmas of 1912.  He was 37 years old.  He was personally reeling from his collapsing friendship with Freud.  Jung referred to this time of his life as "a period of inner uncertainty."  Arguably this "Green Dream" may be the most important dream of Jung's life.  I believe this dream has great significance for all of us, as it began a journey of introspection that Jung aptly named, the individuation process.


Four Tuesdays, June 1 - 22 |  7:30-9:00pm, Eastern Time

Our psyche is set up in accord with the structure of the universe, and what happens in the macrocosm likewise happens in the infinitesimal and most subjective reaches of the psyche.”

         Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, p. 335.

Join me in a discussion of our personal experiences during Covid-19. Also, we will evaluate the first and second halves of our lives, our attitudes toward death, and ideas about the concept of re-birth (which Jung defines as “participation in the process of transformation”). In addition, we will examine the transformation process in Shakespeare’s King Lear.


Thursday, June 3 |  7:30-9:00pm, Eastern Time

MOTHERHOOD: Facing and Finding Yourself, a course with Lisa Marchiano

Few life experiences challenge us like motherhood. Being a mother will tire us out, fill us with dread, and move us to tears. It will inspire joy, self-doubt, hilarity, contentment, rage, terror, shame, irritation, inadequacy, grief, anxiety, and love. We will probably see ourselves at our very best – and our very worst.  This four-week course will be based on Lisa's book "Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself." Course discussion will add to and complement the book. Participants are encouraged to read the book before the course.


Friday, June 18 |  7:30-9:00pm, Eastern Time


We live in tumultuous times. They are tumultuous because of a paradigm shift. Western modernity, characterized by the subject/object split struggles to engage with the necessary re- weaving of the psyche to know that we are all part of one planet, conjoined to it and within it.


Saturday, June 19 |  1:00-4:00pm, Eastern Time


After exploring the Jungian Arts-Based Research paradigm for making new knowledge, we will enact and perform the epistemology of the image by way of active imagination and amplification. You may wish to bring or describe samples of your own art (in any media) to be re-framed in JABR. We will also make use of Jung’s ‘psychological’ and ‘visionary’ modes as ways of researching the psyche of audiences for art.


Friday, June 25 |  7:30-9:00pm, Eastern Time

OBJECT RELATIONS AND ATTACHMENT DYNAMICS: The Psychoneuroimmunology of Shadow Projection (Part II), an evening with Tim Lyons

 “I’ve spent many years alone with the process of unlearning. Have you ever unlearned anything?” C. G. Jung, The Red Book

In Part 2 of this program, we will explore how we can develop intentional somatic awareness in order to unlearn some of our most primal, instinctually and biologically conditioned patterns of attachment. Many of these dependent patterns of object relationships that were essential for survival and thriving as infants, will become self-destructive and even deadly as we struggle to grow to independence. Throughout life, these patterns naturally evolve into immune enhancing and autoimmune defensive adaptations. Some produce loving projections and nourishing object relations, and others produce attachments to the bad object, seed future self-destructive codependent relationships, dissociations, and addictions.


Four Tuesdays, July 6-27 |  7:30-9:00pm, Eastern Time

JUNG'S TRANSCENDENT FUNCTION: Merlin, the Weird, and the City of Dis, a course with Mark Napack

Being stuck, blocked, repeating the same pattern over and over again. Life serves up impossible situations at times. According to C. G. Jung, we have within us a capacity that can shuttle us beyond our impasses. He has called it the transcendent function. In this course, we shall explore the transcendent function from a variety of perspectives. The purpose here is to awaken our own sense and ability to work with this necessary function of the psyche.


Saturday, July 10 |  1:00-4:00pm, Eastern Time

ARCHETYPAL INTERSUBJECTIVITY IN THE AMAZONIAN MYTHOLOGY OF THE KAXINAWÁ: A Call to Ecological Awareness in Human Relationships, a workshop with Hannah Hennebert

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the Amazonian mythology of the Kaxinawá (self-named as Huni Kuin meaning “true people”) under the umbrella of archetypal intersubjectivity – a concept that I developed during my doctoral studies. Within an anthropocentric perspective, only human beings have subjectivity. What is being proposed within the concept of archetypal intersubjectivity is the call to awareness that matter is not something inert, but, as an integral part of the formation of life on our planet, it also has a history which begins with the innumerable interactions with other elements that are part of its formation. Therefore, because it is interactive, it has alterity, subjectivity, and archetypal character. Thus archetypal intersubjectivity is a theory that seeks to comprehend the psychological phenomena through the archetypal interaction between beings in a given environment. 


Friday, August 27 |  7:30-9:00pm, Eastern Time

von FRANZ AND THE EVIL STEPMOTHER, a lecture with Steve Buser

A poisoned apple.  An evil stepmother.  A cold dark tower.  The heroine is confronted out of the darkness of her own unconscious.  Will she be devoured by the dark animus of the archetypal evil stepmother, or can she confront her ghosts and transform them into a healing space of strength?

Join us, as Steven Buser, general editor of The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz, gives us a behind the scenes look into the editing process and dives with us into content of Volume Three, Archetypal Symbols in Fairytales: The Maiden’s Quest.

Dr. von Franz is the master at bringing fairytales alive and fathoming their depths.  Her writings are some of the most profound work ever done on fairytales.  Her deepening journey in Volume Three marvelously illuminates the quest of the feminine.


JSRS (Jungian Studies Reading Seminar)



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