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THE HIDDEN FEMININE IN WASHINGTON D.C. by Beverly Fourier

  • Friday, May 05, 2017
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Friday, May 5th


An Evening With...


Beverly Fourier


During February's Women's March on the National Mall, Beverly posted on Facebook pictures of female allegorical figures that overlook or surround our National Mall. These images are often not noticed because they are on a symbolic plane that operates on the unconscious. Beverly will place these figures in a historical and political context, and will explain their hopeful symbolic meanings, such as compassion, tolerance, wisdom, and justice. She will discuss other surprising feminine imagery in our capital city in some of our museums and churches, and how these images are related to Jungian archetypes and ideas.


Beverly Fourier has been a member of the Wisewoman Group that has met at the Jung Society since October 2001, a group that has focused on the feminine. Over the past two decades she has studied the myths and images of women and goddesses through the ages and in different cultures. Her talks have been on the ancient goddesses of the Middle East, Old Europe, African goddesses, and also on a new archetype that she calls the Fierce Venus, currently undergoing a backlash. As a foreign-service spouse, she lived in Iran, Communist Poland, and the former Soviet Union. She presented a talk called "Goddesses in Washington D.C." in February 2009, and this talk is an updated version. Beverly has an undergraduate degree from Boston University, which included a year at the Sorbonne, and graduate degrees from Stanford University and the George Washington University.


A request to all program participants to be mindful that some people in the room may be very sensitive to perfumes and other fragrances, so much so that they may be forced to leave; we ask, therefore, that you kindly not wear them to our programs.

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
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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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