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Jung Virtual art Gallery 

As Above, So Below
by Malekeh Nayiny
Paris, France

"One thing the serious study of analytic psychology tells us is that “there is always another side to something, whatever it is.” We are grateful to Malekeh Nayiny for sharing her vision of this ancient truth. Born in Teheran, educated in France, the U.K., and the U.S., she lives now in Paris. Taking as her springboard the ancient secret of Hermes Trismegisthus, that “things above are copies of things below,” and vice versa, her art depicts in both serious and whimsical fashion, the presence of the mirroring opposite in each of us.   We thank her for her art, and for her generous sharing it with the audience of the Jung Society of Washington."

- James Hollis, Ph.D. 

Malekeh Nayiny had more than 100 art exhibitions all around the world: the USA, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, India, Arab Emirates,  and Iran. 

Message from Malekeh Nayiny

In 2017, I was  going through a crisis in my life.
Constant loud sounds of the city life and its overcrowdedness made me feel lost and alien. Sleepless nights accentuated these emotions. It was a visit to hell. I was lucky that during this upheaval, I found a small art studio that was located in a quiet street. I was in a more protected space and I felt somewhat safe. It became my refuge from the outside world. There I started to listen to James Hillman’s talks on the U tube. I could  connect deeply to his words. When I listened to his talk on Jung’s Red book, I found more sense to what I was going through. Finally I felt understood by someone. It was then that an unknown force of creativity started to emerge from my psyche. ... 
To read more, including Malekeh's fascinating life story click HERE.

special events

Join us for a pre-show lecture and performance of

Hamlet Replayed on Friday, February 22

Please join the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies for HamletReplayed and a pre-show lecture by James Hollis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington. The lecture entitled, "Hamlet's Problem, and Ours," will precede the evening performance of Hamlet Replayed on Friday, February 22.

Why does Hamlet continue to speak to generation after generation? In many ways, he is the first truly modern literary character. He is enmeshed in inner conflicts, and knows he is his own worst problem. Hamlet's problem, and ours, is essentially psychological.

This introduction to Hamlet will briefly survey the history of the play, and then zero in on Hamlet's problem, and ours.

The lecture will begin at 6:30pm and will take place in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

For admission to the lecture, reserve a free ticket here. We also encourage you to purchase a ticket for a performance of Hamlet Replayed, available here.

Please contact tdpsmarketing@umd.edu with any questions.

We hope to see you there!


About Hamlet Replayed

February 22 - March 2

An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare

Directed by Leslie Felbain

Hamlet is knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. His father, the king, has been murdered by his uncle Claudius, who has hastily married his sister-in-law to assume the throne. Seeking to avenge his father’s murder, Hamlet sets off a chain of events resulting in death, destruction and a notable absence of justice.

But the politics and scandal in Shakespeare’s classic tragedy are nothing compared to the political discord and global uncertainty of today. This student-driven, devised theater piece, adapted from the Bard’s tale, imagines a new cast of greedy, divisive leaders—and a new generation to challenge them and liberate themselves.

About James Hollis, Ph.D.

James Hollis Ph. D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst He has been co-founder of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and its first Director of Training, a Vice President emeritus of the Philemon Foundation dedicated to publishing the unpublished works of Jung, the founder and first Director of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University, and Director emeritus of the Houston, Texas Jung Educational Center. He has published fifteen books and over fifty articles and has mentored Jung societies on four continents for nearly forty years. He is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C., and the Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington (jung.org).

Jungian Studies Reading Seminar - Collected Works of Carl G. Jung 
2018 - 2019 Program is full. You can join the waitlist for the next academic year. 

The Jung Society of Washington Jungian Studies Reading Seminar includes eight monthly seminars offered per year to read and discuss predominantly classical Jung and other figures who link directly to the classical Jungian corpus.

While some of the prior members will be continuing, the Jung Society is opening up participation to new members in the fall of 2019. The JSRS is taught by regional Jungian analysts. Participation is open to anyone, regardless of background, who wishes to learn the theory and practice of depth psychology from some of its great teachers.

The seminar meets on the second Saturday, from 9 to 4:30 p.m., during the months of September through December and February through May. The participant is obliged only to read the texts and come prepared for discussion conducted by the analyst. The cost of the seminar is $800 per semester, and $1600 for the entire year. At the end of the two year cycle, a certificate of completion will be conferred. A limited number of scholarships are also available.

Anyone interested in applying should direct their questions or applications to radhika@jung.org, or by mail to the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral, Ave., N. W. Washington, D. C. 20016.

This year the program is graciously underwritten in part by the Prometheus Foundation. Thank you!


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 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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