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.
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
Friday, November 22
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.
Friday, December 6
A deep dive into the cultural history of the West reveals the existence of a major, long-standing, goddess-based, and woman-centered worldview. This deep truth stands side-by-side with, balances, and complements the god-based, man-centered worldview commonly known as patriarchy. This idea may seen surprising, since the Goddess has been eclipsed by patriarchal forces for at least 5,000 years. However, today She is on the move.
From a psychological perspective, the Goddess is the archetype for the development of all forms of feminine consciousness. Today this archetypal pattern is energized, and is forging a path into our contemporary social order. We are seeing new forms of feminine consciousness emerge and take shape for all of humanity. They are present in dreams, the arts, education, politics, spirituality, and in everyday language. Where can we go today to support and energize new forms of feminine consciousness?
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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.