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ALCHEMY: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology by M.-L. von Franz

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2015
  • 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015
  • 9:30 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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  • Members who are seniors over 65 or full time students with ID

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5 Wednesdays, Beginning September 9


April Barrett

From the back matter: It was the genius of C.G. Jung to discover in the "holy technique" of alchemy a parallel to the psychological individuation process. This book, by Jung's long-time friend and co-worker, completely demystifies the subject.

Designed as an introduction to Jung;s more detailed studies, and profusely illustrated, here is a lucid and practical account of what the alchemists were really looking for - emotional balance and wholeness.

Once again, Marie-Louise von Franz demonstrates her remarkable gift for translating esoteric, symbolic material into everyday experience. For the images and motifs that so occupied the alchemists were of an archetypal nature, and as such they constantly turn up in modern dreams and drawings.

This is an important book, invaluable for an understanding of dreams and indispensable for anyone interested in relationships and communication . . . , anyone involved with his or her own psychological development . . . .

April Barrett is in service to the dissemination of Jung's thought through her participation and training with the Creative Initiative Foundation, the Guild for Psychological Studies, and the Jung Society of Washington, for which she is program co-director and secretary/treasurer of the board.


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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Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.

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