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PURSUING YOUR IMAGES: Active Imagination

  • Friday, April 22, 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C., 20016
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  • Members who are seniors over 65 or full-time students with ID

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Friday, April 22nd


Susan Tiberghien 

“The years when I was pursing my inner images were the most important time of my life – in them everything essential was decided. It was the prima materia for a lifetime’s work.”


-C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections, Page 25

“Our age is seeking a new spring of life. I found a new spring of life, drank of it, and the water tasted good.” 

-C.G. Jung, The Red Book, p.210

How did Jung pursue his images? Here begins the story of The Red Book. In this workshop we will examine how Jung elicited and listened to the visions and images that were overwhelming him, the process that he later named active imagination. We will look at dialogues that Jung conducted with his images and at paintings that he created to illustrate them. We will then summon our own inner images and listen to them, writing dialogues and drawing them in mandalas. And we will write the story of the image in a short piece of prose or poetry.

Susan Tiberghien, an American writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, has published three memoirs: Looking for Gold, Circling to the Center, Footsteps-A European Album, and the highly appreciated writing book,  One Year to a Writing Life, plus two new titles published in 2015: Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story andFootsteps:  In Love with a Frenchman. She has been teaching writing workshops for close to twenty years at C.G. Jung Centers, at the International Women’s Writing Guild, and at writers’ centers and conferences in the States and in Europe where she directs the Geneva Writers’ Group, an association of 250 English-language writers. Find her at www.susantiberghien.com


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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