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MISSING THE MARK: The Seven Deadly Sins Viewed through the Lens of Depth Psychology, a lecture by James Hollis

  • Friday, November 22, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Butler Boardroom of the American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20016


  • Full time students



The word “sin” came originally from an archery term that meant “missing the target,” and suggested such errant aim arose more from inescapable human limitation than malevolence.  This program will explore these most human of experiences—pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed, sloth—through the lens of analytic psychology, and explore their causes, mechanisms, consequences, and challenges.

James Hollis, Ph. D., is a Jungian Analyst, Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, and author of Living an Examined Life and 15 other books.

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Washington, DC 20016


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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.
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