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SOPHIA AS MUSE: Four Philosophical Questions Addressed by Poets , James Hollis

  • 06 Jun 2017
  • 27 Jun 2017
  • 4 sessions
  • 06 Jun 2017, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • 13 Jun 2017, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • 20 Jun 2017, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • 27 Jun 2017, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
  • The Sanctuary Room, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016


  • Members who are Seniors over 65 and Full-Time Students

Four Tuesdays, beginning June 7th (6/6, 6/13, 6/20 and 6/27)


James Hollis

The purpose of art is art, not to produce argument or analysis.   Nonetheless, poets who are humans first also wonder about the large questions of life.   This course will address four philosophical questions and illustrate some responses poets have embodied in their work.  The questions are:  why are we here; what is our obligation to the natural order, does the universe make sense, how are we best to conduct our lives?

Upon registration, class participants will be electronically sent the thirteen poems we will be reading.

James Hollis, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C., Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, and author of fourteen books.

Jung Society of Washington

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW Washington 20016


Executive Director - James Hollis, Ph.D.

President - Erminia Scarcella, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.

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Directions: The Jung Society of Washington is located in the educational building of the Palisades Community Church. From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona.  We are accessible via the Metro D6 bus line.  Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

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