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DARK SELVES: Shadow Encounters in Personal and Public Life

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015
  • 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • 8:30 PM
  • Guy Mason Community Center at Calvert and Wisconsin Aves., 3600 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Registration

  • Members who are seniors over 65 or full time students with ID

Registration is closed

7 Tuesdays, Beginning October 6


Course

James Hollis

For each of us there are energies, motives, agendas that operate outside our conscious control and are sometimes contrary to our professed values. These energies, which Jung collectively identified as the Shadow, might only occasionally be defined as evil, but more often as that which make us uncomfortable with ourselves. Such energies represent an enormous summons to greater consciousness and to the possibility of living more ethically.

His course will define and illustrate the many ways in which the Shadow operates in personal and social life: our daily choice making, our family and business settings, our institutions; it even shapes our views of the nature and purpose of the cosmos.

At the end of the course, we will have some exercises through which each of us will be able to lift some of the personal Shadow out of the hidden world into fuller scrutiny.

James Hollis, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, a Jungian analyst in private practice, and author of fourteen books.

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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