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ARCHETYPAL EXPLORATIONS: Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, a course by James Hollis

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019
  • 4 sessions
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, July 02, 2019, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, July 09, 2019, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EDT)
  • 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

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Perhaps no poet went deeper into the caverns of the human soul, pursued its haunting questions, and articulated its deepest needs than Rainer Maria Rilke. Born the same year as Jung, he explores similar questions of meaning, the same compelling mysteries as the depth psychologist. In this class we will share some of Rilke’s most intensely felt lyrics and discuss his suggestive insights. 

Reading:  We have compiled the poems here and here (supplemental material) for you.  Please print them out or use an electronic version in class (if you cannot print them out, please email us). 

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 sixteen books.


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