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“Thank you for your wonderful programs. The Jung Society has never been more vibrant!”

– Giuliana Reed

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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. Our policy doesn't allow us to refer you to analysts or therapists. For the list of local Jungian Analysts, please go HERE.

Cancellation Policy

We require at least seven days notice prior to the first class meeting or event to cancel a registration with a full refund. We do not pro-rate courses. Occasionally a small program is in danger of cancellation due to insufficient registration, so if you’re planning to come, please register. 

    • Monday, September 10, 2018
    • Monday, November 05, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
    • 0
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    C. G. Jung believed that the Grail quest revealed the divided soul of our time and its path to radical renewal and healing. We shall explore this story and its rich symbols in order to be touched by its sources of transformation. In learning about this myth in an experiential way, we shall learn about our own sacred journey.

    From T. S. Eliot to film, the Grail legend has continued to stir the psyche and inspire. A king is sick. A once-fertile country is turned into a wasteland. A Grail holds the promise for healing. As a source text, we shall use the classic work by Emma Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, The Grail Legend. Added to this shall be an array of poets, including T. S. Eliot and Ted Hughes. Our Grail round table will have an invitation to some reading, though all that is required is to show up with a willingness to learn the questions of the quest.

    Mark Napack, M.A., S.T.L., M.S., first studied the Grail legend as a student of comparative literature at Columbia University. From there, he went on to study Jung, psychology and the history of religion at Fordham, Loyola and Catholic Universities, from which he received various graduate degrees. A long-time teacher and presenter, 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.

    • Monday, September 17, 2018
    • Monday, November 12, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 4
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    What does it mean to have authority?  A discussion based on the reading of the following works of literature: Circe by Madeline Miller; Richard III by Shakespeare; Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck; Antigone by Sophocles and Fiddler on the Roof.


    Julie Bondanza, Ph.D.,
    is a licensed psychologist and a diplomate Jungian analyst who trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of New York, where she was Director of Training, a job she also held with the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts. She has taught extensively in New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, as well as for various Jung societies across the country. Presently she serves the board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and continues to serve as its program chair, a post she has held for many years. Dr. Bondanza practices in Takoma Park and lives in Washington, D.C.

    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 3
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    “Grief is a secret art, not an art whose products should be sold or seen objectively.  Grieving is an art that when it is fully known and made to actually happen in all its grandeur and integrity, is the backbone of all real peace.”

      - Martin Prechtel,  The Smell of Rain on Dust

    Using myth, stories, dreams, and music, we will look at different forms of grief, which when experienced, accepted, and held in sacred space, leads to a return to life and praise.

    Anne Pickup, LCMFT  is a licensed psychotherapist in D.C. and Maryland with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She received her Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.  She is a founding member of the C.G. Jung Study Center of California, past president of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, and current president of the Jungian Analysts of the Washington Area.  She is a member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and is secretary of the Kairos film project; preserving Jung.

    • Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Using Dreams, we will explore the Jungian concepts of complexes, archetypes, and psychic energy.  Readings include Jung, CW 8, pp. 92-106 “A Review of the Complex Theory"; Jung, CW 9.1, pp. 3-41 “Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious"; and Jung, CW 8, pp. 3-66 “Psychic Energy.”

    "Of all of Jung's contributions to understanding the nature and processes of the human soul, perhaps the idea of "complexes" is the most practical in understanding daily life.   Complexes are charged clusters of our history--some supportive, some destructive--which usurp ego consciousness and make choices for us.   Getting some idea how we are often driven by these "splinter personalities" is the first step in a more consciously conducted life."
    - James Hollis

    Phyllis LaPlante, MSW, LCSW  is a certified Jungian Analyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute of New York in 1998. She teaches courses in Jungian theory and practice. Semi-retired, she offers short-term consultation.

    • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    • Wednesday, December 05, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 10
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    Anybody can participate in this course. This is Part 2 of 3. If you are not familiar with C.G. Jung’s work or his approach to alchemy, you may find it helpful to also read Part I, “Introduction to the Religious and Psychological Problems of Alchemy,” and Part III, “Religious Ideas in Alchemy,” Chapters 1- 4 prior to the first class of this series. 

    This course continues our reading and discussion of one of C.G. Jung’s most influential works: Psychology and
    Alchemy (CW 12). In this volume, Jung illustrates that (from the beginning) alchemy had a dual nature: chemical work on one hand and a psychological process on the other. He believed that the alchemical imagery and process was the result of the alchemist's projections of his own psychic processes onto the matter with which he worked. In both his personal and professional work with individuals, he noted that the alchemical imagery survives in the individual soul because of its source in the collective unconscious.

    This class series will cover chapters five (“The Lapis-Christ Parallel”) and six (“Alchemical Symbolism in the History of Religion”) in Part III: “Religious Ideas in Alchemy.” In these chapters, Jung parallels the description of the lapis, the philosopher’s stone (goal of the alchemical process), with the description of the nature and function of the Christ figure in Christianity. He also explores and amplifies the symbol of the unicorn with the intention of drawing explicit parallels to Christian imagery.

    The format of this course is class discussion based on the readings. We will take ample time for both the text and imagery. For the first class, please read in Chapter 5 of Part III, “The Lapis-Christ Parallel,” pp. 45 - 372.

    Cathryn Polonchak,  L.C.S.W., is a certified Jungian Analyst and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of West Virginia.  She has a private practice in the Shepherdstown and the Charles Town/Harpers Ferry areas of West Virginia.  In addition to her membership in JAWA, Cathryn is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts (PAJA), the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA), the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).  She was the past Director of Seminar for PAJA.  She is interested in the interface between body and mind, particularly at the psyche-soma level of trauma.

    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 9
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    Film Night: SIX ON SHADOW: The Responsible Self

    Tonight’s film with Henry Abramovitch and Murray Stein explores a dynamic perspective of the responsible self; personal and collective evil; and the problem of ethics.

    April Barrett is in service to the dissemination of Jung's thought through her participation and training with the Creative Initiative Foundation, the Guild for Psychological Studies, and the Jung Society of Washington, for which she is program co-director and secretary/treasurer of the board.

    • Thursday, November 01, 2018
    • Thursday, December 06, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    This five-week class will be experiential in nature.  We will explore the interface between art therapy and Jungian analytical psychology, particularly as we work with dreams.  Jung considered dreams critical to the work of analysis.  Dreams were, he said, rites entrees to the unconscious.  But in Memories, Dreams, Reflections, when he questioned his own passion for using art to explore messages from psyche, he stated emphatically that the villages he built from small stones, the paintings and drawings that he made, were also rites d’entres.  He said that whenever he came up against a blank wall in his work, he reached for his drawing materials, and in this way he found his way through being stuck and blocked in his thinking.

    Each participant will be asked to bring a dream that they would feel comfortable sharing with the group, and each will have an opportunity in the five weeks to present this dream.  The group will listen intently, especially to the imagery of the dream being shared.  Then the whole group will be invited to use basic art materials to draw the part of the dream that is most striking to them.  In this way we will explore what Jung called the symbolic attitude of the psyche.  We will have an opportunity to try active imagination and other ways of engaging with the dream.  It will give us a chance to experience Jung.

    We will use pastels and clay, basic art materials.  No previous experience with art is necessary. The invitation is to draw from the kid place. The intention of the class is to demonstrate how combining art therapy with Jungian theory can deepen and intensify the experience of analysis.  It will be soulful and creative.

    Sondra Geller,  MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is a Jungian Analyst, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, and Licensed Professional Counselor.  She has a private practice in Washington, D.C., where she sees clients individually and in groups.  Her work reflects a synthesis of the principals of both Jungian Analytic Psychology and Art Therapy.  Sandy also teaches and presents experiential workshops focusing on the dynamics of making art in the presence of the analyst.  What happens in the silent space between client/artist and Jungian analyst/observer, and how does this dynamic facilitate the journey of individuation? 

    • Friday, November 02, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 6
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    Film Night: SIX ON SHADOW: The Shadow of Ecology

    Tonight’s film with Brigitte Egger and Murray Stein explores the shadow of humanity written on the planet, learning from ecological patterns. 


    April Barrett is in service to the dissemination of Jung's thought through her participation and training with the Creative Initiative Foundation, the Guild for Psychological Studies, and the Jung Society of Washington, for which she is program co-director and secretary/treasurer of the board.

    • Friday, November 09, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 1
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    An Evening With...

    When we receive a fatal diagnosis, or reach extreme old age, we must face the finality of our own impending death.  Coping with that harsh reality is one of the great challenges we face as human beings.  We can respond in ways that make the experience even more difficult.  Or we can choose a path that leads to finding greater meaning and purpose to our life even as it comes to a close.  In tonight’s conversation we will explore these different ways of coping with death, and how they can be used throughout our lifetimes to create a deeper, richer and more authentic experience of our life’s journey, no matter how long it may last.

    Mary Ann Melpolder has had a life-long interest in death, bereavement, and the survival of consciousness.  She holds Master's degrees in Thanatology from Hood College and in American Studies with a focus on warfare from the University of Maryland.  She served for two years as a hospice volunteer with Montgomery Hospice working with the dying and their families.  She is a member of the Association for Death, Education, and Counseling, and the International Association of Near-Death Studies.

    • Friday, November 16, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Butler Boardroom of the American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20016
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    Lecture

    "Dr. Lorne Buchman is one of the foremost researchers into the mystery of human creativity.  As President of ArtCenter College of Design in L.A., he swims in creative waters, and is a most articulate, persuasive public presenter.”
    - James Hollis, Ph.D.
     

    Alexander Calder once said, “I think best in wire”. In the act of manipulating the material of his creative practice, Calder is thinking. Indeed, the sculptor is suggesting an understanding of creativity distinct from popular assumptions about manifesting preconceived vision. Unlike Michelangelo, who claimed he saw the angel in the stone and then carved away until he set him free, most creative people work in very different ways. How might we imagine the kind of knowing, the different forms of understanding, revealed only through the creative process? How does our creative work – and our lives -- unfold in the making? The Forms of Things Unknown explores the revelatory nature of the creative journey itself.

    Lorne Buchman, PhD, is President of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is a theater director and a teacher in literature and the arts. He has written on Shakespeare, film, contemporary drama, and is currently completing a book on the creative process. Buchman is also recognized as a highly effective TedTalk presenter.

    For directions to the Butler Boardroom of the American University, please click here.

    • Saturday, November 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Butler Boardroom of the American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20016
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    Workshop

    "Dr. Lorne Buchman is one of the foremost researchers into the mystery of human creativity.  As President of ArtCenter College of Design in L.A., he swims in creative waters, and is a most articulate, persuasive public presenter.”
    - James Hollis, Ph.D.

    “I think best in wire,” Alexander Calder once said. In the act of manipulating the material of his creative practice, Calder is thinking. Indeed, the sculptor is suggesting an understanding of creativity distinct from popular assumptions about manifesting preconceived vision. Unlike Michelangelo, who claimed he saw the angel in the stone and then carved away until he set him free, most creative people work in very different ways. How might we imagine the kind of knowing, the different forms of understanding, revealed only through the creative process? How does our creative work – and our lives -- unfold in the making? The Forms of Things Unknown explores the revelatory nature of the creative journey itself.

    The workshop will deepen the conversation through discussion and a variety of exercises of engagement. 

    Lorne Buchman, PhD, is President of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He is a theater director and a teacher in literature and the arts. He has written on Shakespeare, film, contemporary drama, and is currently completing a book on the creative process.

    For directions to the Butler Boardroom of the American University, please click here.

    • Saturday, November 24, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 21
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    Saturday, November 24th: Participant-led Open Discussion

    Holiday Celebrations, Emotions, Family Ceremonies and Traditions

    November 24, occurs between Thanksgiving and the year end celebrations of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza.  Our interactive discussion about these holidays will share participant’s impressions on the emotions they elicit as well the family ceremonies and traditions in the celebrations.

    Brenda Freeman has served as meeting planner with the Wisewoman Group since 2012. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz where she studied anthropology and linguistics and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

    The Wisewoman group meets at 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. in the Jung Society of Washington library at the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016.  Arrive early so the session can begin promptly at 2:00. The doors open at 1:30 so participants can have an opportunity to meet & greet before the session.  Please use the Hawthorne Place entrance.  The Jung Society has moved an on-line registration with Paypal, so please register and pay on line, if you are able.  Otherwise, bring $5.00 cash or check.  

    Questions: call Brenda 301 587 7412 and leave a message for a callback. Also please don’t wear perfumes, colognes or scents as some of our attendees are allergic to them.

    • Friday, December 07, 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Sanctuary of the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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    Lecture

    By aligning psycho-spiritual maturation with the natural process, our program envisages individuation as a path that embraces the inextricable relationship between life and death principles and assents to Creation as mystery. We will confront dominant cultural constructs that alienate us from the body and obstruct psyche’s connection with the non-human world. In hopes of redress, we construct an alternative model of consciousness, envisaging a nature-based-symbolic attitude that reconnects us with our roots in nature, conjoining mind, soul, and cosmos.

    In Friday’s lecture, Dr. Costello demonstrates how our environmental crisis and our collective fear of death stem from the same ideological root. She discusses our fear of change and our fear of loss—anxieties that stymie the spirit and inhibit growth.  She explores how changes in our bodies and in our life-circumstances may be harnessed as a motive-force for reconnecting us to our roots in nature, opening us to mystery, and honing our intentions in regard to self, others, and our work in the world.  

    Images, stories, and dream analysis will throw light on the archetypal forces--both fierce and generative—that promote psycho-spiritual maturation.  Special attention will be given to the recurrence of cosmological and elemental themes in dreams of individuals undergoing life-transition. 

    To promote awareness of the link between maturation of consciousness and our acceptance of natural cycles, Dr. Costello will lead a life-review meditation during Saturday’s workshop. We then discuss the varied archetypal energies that have informed our identities and chosen place in the world.  We consider: what is the purpose of longevity? What is wisdom?  We conclude by reconstructing our portrait of the individuated person, elucidating the nature-based dimensions of social, family and spiritual life. 

    Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, historian, and senior Jungian analyst in private practice in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute-Zurich and earned her doctorate in the History and Literature of Religions from Northwestern University. She formerly served as Assistant Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was a Trustee for the Consortium for Psychoanalytic Research in Washington, D.C. and is currently Director of Education for the Jungian Analysts of Washington, a member of the Board of the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York and a training analyst for the C.G. Jung Institute-Zurich.  Dr. Costello has taught and published on the topics of psychology and religion, medieval spirituality, aging and clinical practice. Her study of the link between illness and insight, entitled Imagination, Illness and Injury: Jungian Psychology and the Somatic Dimensions of Perception, is published by Routledge Press.

    For directions to the Butler Boardroom of the American University, please click here.

    • Saturday, December 08, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Memorial Hall of the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. Washington D.C. 20016
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    Workshop

    By aligning psycho-spiritual maturation with the natural process, our program envisages individuation as a path that embraces the inextricable relationship between life and death principles and assents to Creation as mystery. We will confront dominant cultural constructs that alienate us from the body and obstruct psyche’s connection with the non-human world. In hopes of redress, we construct an alternative model of consciousness, envisaging a nature-based-symbolic attitude that reconnects us with our roots in nature, conjoining mind, soul, and cosmos.

    In Saturday's workshop, Dr. Costello delves deeper into how our environmental crisis and our collective fear of death stem from the same ideological root. 

    To promote awareness of the link between maturation of consciousness and our acceptance of natural cycles, Dr. Costello will lead a life-review meditation during Saturday’s workshop. We then discuss the varied archetypal energies that have informed our identities and chosen place in the world.  We consider: what is the purpose of longevity? What is wisdom?  We conclude by reconstructing our portrait of the individuated person, elucidating the nature-based dimensions of social, family and spiritual life. 

    Melanie Starr Costello, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, historian, and graduate of the C.G. Jung Institut-Zurich, holds a private practice off Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.  She earned her doctorate in the History and Literature of Religions from Northwestern University.  A former Assistant Professor of History at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Dr. Costello has taught and published on the topics of psychology and religion, medieval spirituality, and clinical practice. Her study of the link between illness and insight entitled, Imagination, Illness and Injury: Jungian Psychology and the Somatic Dimensions of Perception, is published by Routledge press. Currently her work explores archetypal currents running through the collective psyche in our times—a topic she takes up in her workshops on the Stranger, Aging and Spirituality, and on Dream Cosmologies.

Past Events

Saturday, October 20, 2018 WiseWomen's Forum: Myth as a Pathway to What Seeks a Voice, led by Kelly McGannon
Friday, October 19, 2018 FRIDAY FILM NIGHT (4): SIX ON SHADOW: Paranoia in Politics
Friday, October 12, 2018 SHAMING THE DIVINE CHILD: The Life Cycle of Individuation, An Evening with Tim Lyons
Friday, October 05, 2018 FRIDAY FILM NIGHT (3): SIX ON SHADOW: The Symbolism of Evil
Friday, September 28, 2018 PORTRAITS OF PATHOLOGY, a lecture by James Hollis
Saturday, September 22, 2018 THE STRANGER AT THE DOOR: Further Explorations, A Day with Bonnie Damron
Friday, September 21, 2018 THE STRANGER AT THE DOOR, An Evening with Bonnie Damron
Saturday, September 15, 2018 WiseWomen's Forum: Shamanism and Altered States, led by Sundance Metelsky
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 JUNG'S MAP OF THE SOUL BY MURRAY STEIN, a book exploration course by April Barrett
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 TRACKING THE GODS: The Movement of Archetypal Powers in our Time, a course by James Hollis
Saturday, September 08, 2018 JUNGIAN STUDIES READING SEMINAR, 2018-19 Academic Year
Friday, September 07, 2018 FRIDAY FILM NIGHT (1): SIX ON SHADOW: What Is Evil?
Friday, September 07, 2018 COFFEE, JUNG AND ART, a morning course by Sondra Geller
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 AN AMERICAN POETIC VOICE, a course by James Hollis
Saturday, June 02, 2018 HEALING TRAUMA: THE LOST AND RECOVERED SOUL-CHILD IN DEPTH PSYCHOTHERAPY: The Jung Memorial Workshop by Don Kalsched
Friday, June 01, 2018 GLIMPSES OF THE "CORE COMPLEX" UNDERLYING TRAUMA AND DISSOCIATION: The Jung Memorial Lecture by Don Kalsched
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 FILM NIGHT (5): JUNG ON THE BIBLE: THE ANSWER TO JOB with Murray Stein and Tony Woolfson
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 FILM NIGHT (4): JUNG ON THE JEWISH MYSTICAL TRADITION with Murray Stein and Tony Woolfson
Saturday, May 19, 2018 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Using Hypnosis for Self-Empowerment, Self-Love and Connecting With Your Higher Self
Saturday, May 19, 2018 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Using Hypnosis for Self-Empowerment, Self-Love and Connecting With Your Higher Self
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 FILM NIGHT (3): JUNG ON EASTERN RELIGIONS with Murray Stein and Tony Woolfson
Friday, May 11, 2018 A CHINESE JUNGIAN: Ego and Shadow in the Short Stories of Lu Xun, An Evening with Carolyn Brown
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 FILM NIGHT (2): JUNG ON CHRISTIANITY with Murray Stein and Tony Woolfson
Saturday, May 05, 2018 FROM JOURNALING & ACTIVE IMAGINATION TO THE PRACTICE OF ZEN: how do we answer our longing for wholeness, A Day with Susan Tiberghien
Friday, May 04, 2018 FROM JOURNALING & ACTIVE IMAGINATION TO THE PRACTICE OF ZEN: how do we answer our longing for wholeness, Lecture by Susan Tiberghien
Thursday, May 03, 2018 JUNG AND THE STORIES WE REMEMBER: An Experiential Class Using the Expressive Arts, Course, Sondra Geller
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 C. G. JUNG'S PSYCHOLOGY AND ALCHEMY: the hidden treasure in the dark matter, Course, Cathryn Polonchak
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 FILM NIGHT (1): PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGION, Jung's Argument with Murray Stein and Tony Woolfson
Saturday, April 28, 2018 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: The Magdalene Mysteries and the Path of the Blue Rose
Friday, April 20, 2018 ENDINGS ARE BEGINNINGS, An Evening with Jimmy Fox
Saturday, April 07, 2018 INTIMATIONS IN THE NIGHT: The Soul's Call to Return Home, A Day with Michael Conforti
Friday, April 06, 2018 INTIMATIONS IN THE NIGHT: The Soul's Call to Return Home, Lecture, Michael Conforti
Saturday, March 24, 2018 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: An Astrological Review of 2018- Change and Opportunities
Saturday, March 24, 2018 FAIRY TALE: BEARSKIN A Day with Bonnie Damron
Friday, March 23, 2018 BEARSKIN: A FAIRY TALE FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM, An Evening with Bonnie Damron
Monday, March 19, 2018 EROS: CARNAL AND SPIRITUAL, Course, Julie Bondanza
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 JUNG'S MAP OF THE SOUL BY MURRAY STEIN, Part 1, Book Exploration Course, April Barrett
Monday, March 12, 2018 BECOMING CONSCIOUS OF THE POWER OF SYNCHRONICITY IN OUR LIVES, Course, Rosanne Shepler
Saturday, March 10, 2018 TAKING CREATIVE ACTION IN TIMES OF CRISIS THROUGH JUNG'S "FOUR GREAT GIFTS OF GRACE": Faith, Hope, Love and Understanding, Workshop, Jennifer Selig, Ph.D.
Friday, March 09, 2018 OUT OF A MOUNTAIN OF DESPAIR, A STONE OF HOPE: The Relationship Between Hope and Despair in Times of Crisis, Lecture, Jennifer Selig, Ph.D.
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 LIVING AN EXAMINED LIFE: WISDOM FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE JOURNEY, Course, Dr. James Hollis
Friday, February 09, 2018 In-Between Times: Something Gone, Something Not Yet, Lecture by James Hollis
Saturday, December 02, 2017 THE EVIL EYE: Envy and Jealousy, Their Meaning, Origin and Goal, Workshop, Julie Bondanza
Friday, December 01, 2017 THE EVIL EYE: Envy and Jealousy, Their Meaning, Origin and Goal, Lecture, Julie Bondanza
Saturday, November 18, 2017 WISEWOMEN'S FORUM: The Family Tree
Friday, November 10, 2017 DEATH AND THE DYING PROCESS: What We Need to Know as We Face the End of Life, Mary Ann Melpolder
Saturday, November 04, 2017 THE POETRY OF MARY OLIVER AS ECHO OF THE SELF, Bill Dols
Friday, November 03, 2017 FUNNY BONES: on the Psychology of Humor, Lecture by James Hollis
Thursday, October 26, 2017 JUNG AND THE SYMBOLS OF THE SELF: Their Relationship to Individuation, Sondra Geller
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 ALCHEMY, THE HEART IN THE MATTER: Symbols and Images of Psychological Transformation, Cathryn Polonchak
Friday, October 13, 2017 DREAM ART: Connecting to the Dream World through Art, Annilee Oppenheimer and Janet Fox
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY AND A NEW ETHIC, Phyllis LaPlante
Saturday, September 23, 2017 AMERICAN SOUL: Part 1- The Soul of Terror/The Terror of Soul, Part 2- America's Involvement in the Middle East, Workshop, Ron Schenk
Friday, September 22, 2017 AMERICAN SOUL AND THE 'TRUMP' PHENOMENON, Lecture, Ron Schenk
Monday, September 18, 2017 THE COMPLEX, TRAUMA AND NEUROSIS IN LITERATURE, Julie Bondanza
Saturday, September 16, 2017 WISEWOMEN'S FORUM: Signs of the Times: A Reflection on the August 2017 Eclipses
Friday, September 15, 2017 EMBRACING THE SHADOW REALM LUCIDLY: Building the Capacity to Experience Bliss, Tim Lyons
Thursday, September 14, 2017 WAR AND WARRIORS: Archetypal Considerations, Melanie Starr Costello
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 JUNG ON ACTIVE IMAGINATION, April Barrett
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS, Dr. James Hollis
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 SOPHIA AS MUSE: Four Philosophical Questions Addressed by Poets , James Hollis
Saturday, June 03, 2017 SOMETHING MORE: Back to Basics , the Jung Memorial Workshop, Ann Ulanov
Friday, June 02, 2017 SOMETHING MORE: What Makes Jung Last? The Jung Memorial Lecture, Ann Ulanov
Saturday, May 20, 2017 WiseWomen's Forum: EXPLORING THE FEMININE THROUGH DREAMS AND DREAM ART, Janet Fox
Friday, May 12, 2017 ONCE UPON A LOSS: A New Look at Cinderella, by Annilee Oppenheimer
Friday, May 05, 2017 THE HIDDEN FEMININE IN WASHINGTON D.C. by Beverly Fourier
Friday, April 28, 2017 PATHS TO WELLBEING, Susan Tiberghien
Saturday, April 22, 2017 TIME OF THE FORGOTTEN: Trauma, Memory and Healing, Michael Conforti
Friday, April 21, 2017 TIME OF THE FORGOTTEN: Trauma, Memory and Healing, Michael Conforti
Friday, April 21, 2017 THE HEART AROUSED: The Poetry of David Whyte, A Day with Bill Dols
Thursday, April 20, 2017 THE SACRED MARRIAGE: Extracting the Prima Materia from Relationships, Tim Lyons
Saturday, April 15, 2017 WiseWomen's Forum: CENTERING: Returning to Our Calm Core, Annilee Oppenheimer
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 JUNG ON ACTIVE IMAGINATION, edited and introduction by Joan Chodorow, led by April Barrett
Friday, March 31, 2017 FILM NIGHT: Active Imagination and the Use of Images in Jungian Analysis, part 2, Murray Stein and Paul Brutsche
Friday, March 24, 2017 FILM NIGHT: Active Imagination and the Use of Images in Jungian Analysis, part 1, with Murray Stein and Paul Brutsche
Saturday, March 18, 2017 WiseWomen's Forum: ARTICULATING THE FEMININE IN THESE TIMES, Deborah Hughes
Thursday, March 16, 2017 JUNG FACE TO FACE: What Happens in the Silent Space between Analyst and Analysand, Sondra Geller
Monday, March 13, 2017 AN ANTIDOTE TO THE EXTERNAL STATE OF AFFAIRS: Exploring the Soul's Journey through Novels and Poetry, Julie Bondanza
Friday, March 10, 2017 CONNECTING THE BODY AND MIND: Complimentarity of Jungian Psychology and Biodanza, Evija Volfa Vestergaard
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 ON THIS JOURNEY WE CALL OUR LIFE , James Hollis
Friday, March 03, 2017 DIVIDED SOUL, DIVIDED NATION, James Hollis
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 ENCOUNTERING DIVINE DARKNESS: The Book of Job and Jung's Answer to Job, Melanie Starr Costello
Saturday, January 14, 2017 JUNGIAN STUDIES READING SEMINAR: A Two-Year, Certificate-Bearing, Advanced-Studies Program
Saturday, December 03, 2016 SELF-FORGIVENESS, Julie Bondanza
Friday, December 02, 2016 SELF-BETRAYAL, Julie Bondanza
Saturday, November 19, 2016 WiseWomen's Forum: HER FATHER'S DAUGHTER
Friday, November 18, 2016 MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS OF CHILDHOOD, Bonnie Damron
Friday, November 11, 2016 FOR THOSE WHO MOURN: Moving Beyond Kubler-Ross to Current Perspectives on Dying and Grieving, Mary Ann Melpolder
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 C. G. JUNG'S AION: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self CW9ii, Phyllis La Plante
Saturday, October 29, 2016 WiseWomen's Forum: THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THE AMERICAN SHADOW
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 ON AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT, Joan Chodorow
Friday, October 14, 2016 LIVING MORE FULLY IN THE SHADOW OF MORTALITY, James Hollis
Friday, October 07, 2016 RECOVERING FROM TRAUMA: Resilience of Spirit, Barbara Barski-Carrow
Monday, October 03, 2016 ON DREAMS AND DEATH: A Jungian Interpretation by Marie-Louise Von Franz, led by April Barrett
Friday, September 30, 2016 FILM NIGHT: CARING FOR THE SOUL; An Introduction to Jungian Psychotherapy for Patients and Therapists, part 2, with Murray Stein
Saturday, September 24, 2016 WiseWomen's Forum: THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE FAMILIAR, Brenda Freeman
Friday, September 23, 2016 FILM NIGHT: CARING FOR THE SOUL; An Introduction to Jungian Psychotherapy for Patients and Therapists, part 1, with Murray Stein
Saturday, September 17, 2016 PLOTTING YOUR PERSONAL STORY: A Writing Retreat, Dennis Slattery
Friday, September 16, 2016 BEING CALLED TO CO-HEARANCE: Individuation and the Mythic Dimension, Dennis Slattery
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS: An Introduction to the Life of Carl Jung , James Hollis
Friday, September 09, 2016 THE HUNGER FOR ATTACHMENT, Julie Bondanza
Thursday, September 08, 2016 THE BODY AND INDIVIDUATION: Physical Healing and Awareness, Tim Lyons
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 LOVE, SUFFERING, BETRAYAL: Works by Aldo Carotenuto on Passion and Individuation, Melanie Starr Costello
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 THE VISIONARY COMPANY: Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats
Friday, June 03, 2016 TO LIVE AGAIN! Jung Memorial Lecture, Guy Corneau
Friday, June 03, 2016 Jung Memorial Workshop, Guy Corneau- add description
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Wisewomen's Women's Discussion Group: WARRIOR GODS: Aggression- Perspectives from Myth and Science
Saturday, May 21, 2016 NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE: Using the Power of Story to Transform What Happens
Friday, May 20, 2016 NARRATIVE INTELLIGENCE: Using the Power of Story to Transform what Happens
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 FILM NIGHT: DREAM INTERPRETATION: A Jungian Approach, part 2, with Murray Stein and John Hill
Friday, May 13, 2016 THE FAMILY TREE: A Lynching in Georgia, A Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 FILM NIGHT: DREAM INTERPRETATION: A Jungian Approach, part 1, with Murray Stein and John Hill
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 FILM NIGHT: INDIVIDUATION: A Life-Long Journey with Murray Stein
Saturday, April 30, 2016 SEEKING THE OTHER, FINDING THE SELF: The Christ As A Model for Individuation
Thursday, April 28, 2016 JUNG AND THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS: HOW DID I GET HERE? A Personal Creation Myth
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Wisewomen's Women's Discussion Group: THE CALLING: Finding Your True Vocation Using Archetypal Astrology
Friday, April 22, 2016 PURSUING YOUR IMAGES: Active Imagination
Saturday, April 16, 2016 DISCERNING THE CURRENTS OF DESTINY: Personal and Archetypal Influences that Direct a Life
Friday, April 15, 2016 DISCERNING THE CURRENTS OF DESTINY: Personal and Archetypal Influences that Direct a Life
Monday, March 21, 2016 THE COMPLEX, NEUROSIS, AND TRAUMA IN FICTION AND DRAMA
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Wisewomen's Women's Discussion Group: THE I CHING AND THE COSMIC WAY: Our Bodies, Our Selves: Healing with the I Ching
Friday, March 18, 2016 FROM PYSCHE TO SCARAB: The Emotional Resonance of Animals in Symbolism and Synchronicity
Thursday, March 17, 2016 ALCHEMY: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology by Marie-Louise Von Franz, part 2, April Barrett
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TANGLED IN "NOTS": Working With Complexes Using Active Imagination
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 THE MOON AND ITS PHASES: The Mind's Cyclic Journey From the Branches to the Roots of the Tree of Life
Monday, March 14, 2016 PSYCHE AND SUBSTANCE: Homeopathy and Depth Psychology
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 MYTHOLOGEMS: Incarnations of an Invisible World
Saturday, December 05, 2015 SHAKESPEARE AND ARCHETYPES: Or How Shakespeare Became American! Workshop
Friday, December 04, 2015 SHAKESPEARE AND ARCHETYPES: Or How Shakespeare Became American! Lecture
Saturday, November 21, 2015 Wisewomen's Women's Discussion Group: USING ARCHETYPAL ASTROLOGY IN THE REAL WORLD
Friday, November 20, 2015 UNDER SATURN'S SHADOW: The Wounding and Healing of Men
Friday, November 13, 2015 MUSIC: Medicine for the Soul
Saturday, November 07, 2015 THE GODS AT PLAY: Archetypal Powers and Patterns in the Arts
Friday, November 06, 2015 JAMES HILLMAN AND THE RETURN OF SOUL: Reflections on His Thought and Legacy
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 RELIGIOUS IDEAS IN ALCHEMY
Friday, October 23, 2015 THE ARCHETYPAL PATTERN OF THE WOUNDED HEALER: A Repeat Seminar For Professional Caregivers of All Kinds
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Wisewomen's Women's Discussion Group: ONCE UPON A LOSS: A NEW LOOK AT CINDERELLA
Friday, October 16, 2015 JUST BECAUSE IT DIDN'T HAPPEN . . .
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 DARK SELVES: Shadow Encounters in Personal and Public Life
Saturday, October 03, 2015 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: PLOTTING YOUR PERSONAL STORY: A Writing Retreat
Friday, October 02, 2015 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: BEING CALLED TO CO-HEARANCE: Individuation and the Mythic Dimension
Saturday, September 26, 2015 TRANSFORMING TRAUMA THROUGH MYTH AND IMAGE: From African Village to American Inner City
Friday, September 25, 2015 HELEN LUKE: A Sense of the Sacred
Monday, September 21, 2015 MYSTIC HEART, SACRED EARTH
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Wisewomen's Women's Discussion Group: TOOLS AND TASKS OF THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE
Monday, September 14, 2015 THE ARCHETYPE OF TRAGEDY: Modern Re-tellings of Fairy and Folk Tales in Literature and Film
Saturday, September 12, 2015 MIRRORS TO THE SOUL: Dreamwork as a Dialectical Process
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 ALCHEMY: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology by M.-L. von Franz
Saturday, June 06, 2015 CULTURAL ATTITUDES, John Beebe
Friday, June 05, 2015 CULTURAL ATTITUDES, John Beebe
Saturday, May 23, 2015 Wisewomen's Women's Discussion Group
Saturday, May 16, 2015 PAINFUL EMOTIONS: A Depth-Psychological Approach, Lionell Corbett
Friday, May 15, 2015 THE SOUL IN ANGUISH: Psychological and Spiritual Approaches to Suffering, Lionell Corbett
Friday, May 08, 2015 PICTURING MARY: Woman, Mother, Idea, Julie Bonanza
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 THE MYSTIC Mythology and Poetry of the Sacred Marriage: Hierosgamos and the Marriage Archetype, Bonnie Damron
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 ALCHEMICAL ACTIVE IMAGINATION, Marie-Louise Von Franz, April Barrett
Thursday, April 23, 2015 PERSONAL MYTH AND FAIRYTALE: A Jungian Experience, Sondra Geller
Friday, April 17, 2015 WRITING TO WHOLENESS, Susan Tiberghien
Saturday, April 11, 2015 DREAMS AND THE ECLIPSE OF GOD: How Personal Complexes and Personal Meaning Often Silence the Archetypal Message in Dreams and Life, Michael Conforti
Friday, April 10, 2015 DREAMS AND THE ECLIPSE OF GOD: How Personal Complexes and Personal Meaning Often Silence the Archetypal Message in Dreams and Life, Michael Conforti
Saturday, March 21, 2015 Wisewomen's Women's Discussion Group
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 THE MYSTIC HEART, Melanie Starr Costello
Friday, March 13, 2015 THE ARCHETYPAL PATTERN OF THE WOUNDED HEALER
Thursday, March 12, 2015 ACTIVE IMAGINATION, DREAM YOGA, AND SLEEP YOGA: Paths to Individuation, Liberation, and Enlightenment, Tim Lyons
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 MYTHS TO LIVE BY: Lectures by Joseph Campbell, James Hollis
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 VENUS AND NEPTUNE: The Mapped and the Unmapped Emotional Domains, Heidi Lindemann and Michael Perry


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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