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SELF-BETRAYAL, Julie Bondanza

  • Friday, December 02, 2016
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Elderdice Room; Wesley Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Friday, December 2nd


Julie Bondanza

We may, perhaps through belief in our own rectitude, succeed in escaping adverse criticism and deceiving ourselves.  But deep down a still small voice says to us: “Something is out of tune” (C.G. Jung).  

Listening to that “still small voice” may help us find the ways in which we betray ourselves. What does it mean to betray one’s own development to individuation? Does it mean we try to please others, that we conform to others’ expectations? Does it mean we ignore the demands of the Self? Does it mean we ignore our dreams, our instincts, our desires? Did Oedipus betray himself? Did King Lear? Did Othello? Are these betrayals inevitable? What, if anything, can we do about it? In this lecture/discussion, we will explore what it means to betray ourselves and what the consequences might be.

Julie Bondanza, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and a diplomate Jungian analyst who trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where she was Director of Training, a job she also held with the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. She has taught extensively in New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, as well as for various Jung societies across the country. Presently she serves the board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and continues to serve as its program chair, a post she has held for many years. Dr. Bondanza practices in Takoma Park and lives in Washington, D.C.

This program is partially underwritten by the generosity of Dr. Erminia Scarcella. Our thanks to her!


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