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MUSIC: Medicine for the Soul

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Friday, November 13


An Evening With...

Annilee Oppenheimer

Music is everywhere. We often hear a background musical soundtrack as we shop in the mall, drive, and socialize in restaurants. The easy accessibility of music can lull us into viewing music as mere entertainment and cause us to trivialize its importance. The ancients, however, understood that music can have a profound effect on our wellbeing. The Greek philosopher Plato believed that music exists for the purpose of creating harmony among the various aspects of ourselves. In this program we will explore how music can be an ally in our path to health and wholeness. We will look at ways we can intentionally use music to access untapped potentialities and enlarge our lives.


Annilee Oppenheimer is a retired lawyer. She enjoys exploring dreams, poetry, music, archetypal symbolism, storytelling. and active imagination as vehicles to make connections -- both with her deepest self and with others. She has been attending programs at the Jung Society of Washington since 1999, and she finds that the Jung Society provides a beautiful container for what the writer Parker J. Palmer calls "a community of solitudes where we can be alone together."

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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