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THE HERO'S JOURNEY: Revisited and Recovered, a course by Mark Napack

  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • 5 sessions
  • Tuesday, April 02, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Jung Society Library, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
  • 17

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Course

The hero's journey is one of the inevitable callings of life. Accepted or rejected, it is there in life's different stages and challenges. C.G. Jung believed the hero's journey to be a necessary part of becoming fully human, which he referred to as individuation.

In this course, we shall explore the hero's journey in its continuing and changing relevance for our lives, personal and social – with all its complexes and traumas and potential for finding a treasure hard to find. To assist us in our shared journey, we shall revisit Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces, invoke heroic tales of old and enlist some key insights of C.G. Jung. In this way and through the hero/heroine motifs and images that arise, we shall orient ourselves within whatever may be the heroic challenge of our moment.
Class format will be presentation with invited discussion and reading (optional, e.g., The Hero with a Thousand Faces).

Mark Napack, M.A., S.T.L., M.S, first studied the hero's journey as a student of comparative literature at Columbia University, after which he applied Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces to the redemption motif in medieval theology for his thesis at Fordham University. He further studied Jung, psychology and the history of religion at Loyola and Catholic Universities. A long-time graduate and college lecturer, Mark has a special concern for areas of psychology and spirituality and an ongoing involvement with the Collected Works of Jung and Jungian classics. He has presented at international conferences and published in scholarly publications. Mark Napack, LCPC is also a Jungian informed psychotherapist in North Bethesda, MD.

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

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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