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ON DREAMS AND DEATH: A Jungian Interpretation by Marie-Louise Von Franz, led by April Barrett

  • Monday, October 03, 2016
  • Monday, November 28, 2016
  • 5 sessions
  • Monday, October 03, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Monday, October 31, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Monday, November 28, 2016, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20016


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Five alternating Mondays starting October 3rd (10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14 and 11/28)

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April Barrett 

From the back matter: Words of Praise from Elizabeth Kugler-Ross.

Maintaining that dreams prepare people for death and afterlife and that traditional religions have ignored dreams on death, Marie-Louise von Franz discusses the symbolism of death in dreams. She also compares death dreams to accounts of near-death experiences.  The earlier editions reproduce the following from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in the back matter.  It begins:  Marie Louise von Franz has to be congratulated on a true masterpiece on research and interpretation of dreams by patients prior to a sudden or anticipated death.  The common denominator does not seem to be simply an end of earthly existence, but transformation into a continuation of another form of life.

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. 

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
CALL: 202-237-8109
EMAIL: jungsociety@jung.org

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
EMAIL: junglibrary@jung.org

BY CAR: From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona. 

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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