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Programs IN WASHINGTON, DC

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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.
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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. 

Fall 2019 Programs

    • Thursday, September 05, 2019
    • Thursday, October 10, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 11
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    After years of work on his Redbook, what then drew Jung so powerfully to his studies on alchemy?  Why is this important to students of Jungian psychology?  What do we learn of psyche, our own process, from this essential opus of Jung’s?

    The symbols of the process of individuation that appear in dreams are images of an archetypal nature that depict the centralizing process, the production of a new centre of personality.  I call this centre the “self,” which should be understood as the totality of the psyche.  The self is not only the centre, but also the whole circumference, which embraces both conscious and unconscious; it is the centre of this totality, just as the ego is the centre of consciousness (Psychology and Alchemy, CW 12, part ll, par. 44).

    In the second part of Jung’s Psychology and Alchemy, we are provided with powerful images of the dynamic workings of the unconscious via a dream series that illustrates unconscious processes at work.  The deliberate unfolding leads the dreamer toward a new center of personality, an essential process that focuses on archetypal symbols of unity that are present in initial dreams and those that come to us throughout our journey toward individuation.  Our focus in this class will be on the symbols, dream images, psychic process, and movement toward wholeness in relation to alchemy.

    The format of this class is “read and discuss.”  The text is “Individual Dream Symbolism in Relation to Alchemy” in Jung’s Psychology and Alchemy, CW 12.

    For the first class, please read : CW 12 Psychology and Alchemy, Part II Individual Dream Symbolism in Relation to Alchemy; paragraphs 44-90.

    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.  Cathryn is a member of JAWA,  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.

    • Monday, September 09, 2019
    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 2
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    Five Alternate Mondays

    September 09, 23, October 07,  21, 04

    This term we will be looking at literature in which the protagonist learns some new aspects of him or herself. Some of these are shadow, others are forgotten memories, others may be a reflection on former behavior. They are novels with an individuation theme.

    The titles we are working with include:

         Emma by Jane Austen (please read this text before the first class )

         The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene

         Sula by Toni Morrison

         Austerlitz by Georg Sebald

         Atonement by Ian McEwan


    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.



    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • The Sanctuary Room, Palisades Community Center, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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    This course will utilize the quite accessible books by Robert Johnson who sought to bridge the gap between the arcana of Jung and the reading public through a series of short studies which illustrate both the importance of myth as a carrier of values, and their dynamic interactions, as well as an introduction to core analytic concepts.  We will read He, She, We, and Owning Your Own Shadow.

    Texts:    

            He: Understanding Masculine Psychology

            She: Understanding Feminine Psychology

            We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love

            Owning Your Own Shadow: The Dark Side of the Psyche


    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.
    • Saturday, September 14, 2019
    • Saturday, May 09, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Jung Society of Washington Jungian Studies Reading registration is now open!

    The Seminar includes eight monthly seminars offered per year to read and discuss The Collected Works of Carl Jung.

    While some of the prior members of the Jung Studies Reading Seminar will be continuing with the program in 2019-20, the Jung Society opens up participation to new members for the next academic year program.

    Participation is open to anyone, regardless of background, who wishes to learn the theory and practice of depth psychology from some of its great teachers. 

    The seminar meets one Saturday per month from 9 to 4:30 during the months September through December and February through May. The participant is obliged to read the texts and come prepared for discussion conducted by the analyst. 

    TUITION

    $800 per semester, $1600 per year. 

    At the end of the two year cycle, a certificate of completion will be conferred. (you need to attend at least 6 out of 8 sessions per year)

    HOW TO APPLY
    Applications for 2019 are closed. Accepting applications for Fall 2020. 

    Please submit a one page letter of interest (with an introduction of yourself and your interest in Jung) and a resume to Natalia Maurer at natalia@jung.org

    Put into your email subject line:
    Jungian Studies 2020-21, Your Full Name

    Registration to the JSRS will be upon acceptance to the program. You will receive a separate email about it. 

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    • Monday, September 16, 2019
    • Monday, November 11, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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    Five Alternate Mondays

    September 16, 30, October 14, 28, November 11

    Exile and trauma in the outer world; exile and trauma in the inner world. There remains yet a possibility of a healing recovery, a true redemption, of that which has been consigned to the underworlds of exile and trauma.

    Drawing on the psychological work of Jungian analyst Donald Kalsched, we shall explore the underworld journeys of human existence as expressed archetypally in the myths of Orpheus, Demeter and Persephone, the classic underworld tales of Aeneas, Odysseus, and Dante, dreams themselves, and The Wizard of Oz. Our goal will be to gain felt insights from these journeys in order to come through to belonging in the world with greater wholeness.


    Class format will be presentation, discussion, suggested readings and film.

    Donald Kalsched, Trauma and the Soul: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach to Human Development and its Interruption.

    Dante, Inferno.

    Homer, The Odyssey, (Book XI).

    Virgil, The Aeneid, (Book VI).

    Jean Cocteau, Orpheus (Film).

    The Wizard of Oz (Film).


    Mark Napack, M.A., S.T.L., M.S., studied archetypal patterns in comparative literature at Columbia University, after which he applied Jungian theory 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 instructor, Mark has presented at international conferences and his work has appeared in scholarly journals and books in English and French. Mark Napack, LCPC, is also a Jungian informed psychotherapist in North Bethesda, MD.


    • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    • Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. Washington D.C. 20016
    • 3
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    In this four-week course on embodied imagery, we will explore our already highly developed movement language and engage, through that lens, with chosen figures and landscapes from fairytales and dreams that enchant and haunt us.  We will invite our dream animals that coil and slither, stalk and pounce, to teach us their movement language.  The wizards and witches in fairytales will share with us their ability to cast spells, and remind us why we might find that skillset appealing.

    The first class will be an experiential overview of the elements of our movement language.  For each of the remaining classes, participants will be asked to come prepared with some exploration of an animal or a character in a fairytale, so that we can spend the class time meeting the invited guests in our class and finding their movement patterns and lived experience in our bodies.

    In her article, “Listening to the Body for the Sake of the Soul,” Jungian analyst Anita Greene spoke of the importance of working with both imaginal and embodied processing.  “The imaginal approach to psyche needs the grounding effect of embodied awareness to bring the intuitive insight into the present moment of actual experience.  The embodied approach to psyche needs the expansive effect of imaginal awareness to allow the sensate insight to take flight into the mythopoeic dimension of experience.”

    I look forward to sharing this experience with you and your invited guests, even the ones that coil and slither.

    Anne Warren is Professor Emerita in Dance at UMD.  She is a CMA (Certified Movement Analyst) in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies and a former dancer and choreographer.  She applied her movement- analysis training to the development of interdisciplinary courses in the Honors college, helping students from a wide range of majors explore the movement life of ideas in their disciplines.


    • Friday, September 20, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Sanctuary Room, Palisades Community Center, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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    Lecture

    How can the ancient esoteric knowledge of Sacred Geometry be put to use in the healing of Earth, the damage wrought by suburban sprawl, and the creation of more beautiful and lovable places through which we can move with awareness and ease?  We interact with the built environment intimately and daily, but rarely if ever think in terms of sacred space beyond church or temple.  Yet the crises we face today, of climate change, environmental destruction, and dramatic urbanization, almost demand that we think of entire cities and regions as sacred space.  As Jung said, “The process of individuation is impossible without relation to one’s environment.”  How can we develop such a new attitude toward place?  

    This presentation will give an overview of Sacred Geometry, and touch on the understanding Jung had of it, particularly through the concept of the Mandala.  Sacred Geometry is an ancient and fundamental practice of discovering patterns in the physical world and making use of their imbedded metaphors for spiritual development.  It may be thought of as a method of making visible those truths which are invisible.  Yet it does not fulfill its potential unless it affects how we perceive the world and how we live and move in it.

    To find its potential to influence our daily experience, an understanding of the built environment will be discussed, particularly the distinction between traditional urbanism and the American experiment with suburban sprawl.  Finally, a presentation of an experiment in urban design will be given.  This will include the redesign of a conventional auto-oriented shopping mall into a traditional pedestrian-focused walkable town, using the concepts of Sacred Geometry to create an immersive environment of community, sustainability, our place in the world, to create a realm of meaning and memory. 

    Will Selman, CNU-a, is principal of Mandorla Land Planning and Development.  A member of the Congress for the New Urbanism for over 20 years, he has focused his professional work on the creation of traditional, walkable mixed use communities, the repair of suburban sprawl, and assisting communities in the transition to more sustainable and lovable patterns of development.  He has an undergraduate degree in Religion and holds a Masters degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, and is a Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami. He is a former chair of the Lancaster (PA) City Planning Commission, and served as founding board president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the CNU.  In his spare time he enjoys bike riding, sailing, tai chi, cooking, and exploring various approaches to psycho/spiritual development.

    • Saturday, September 21, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 20
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    Discussion Group

     Urmilla Khanna will lead our discussion.  She came to the United Sates with her husband in 1963 after an arranged marriage. Her husband was a graduate student in pharmacy at the University of Connecticut in Storrs CT at the time.  For ten years she followed her husband wherever his job took him, but she never gave up her vision of practicing medicine in America. A mother of two sons, she finally became board-certified in pediatrics in the US in 1974 and had a successful career as a solo practitioner in Fairfax, Virginia. 

    After twenty-five years of private practice she retired only to switch gears and became a writer. Her memoir, Boundaries of the Wind came out in 2015. Set in the United States and India, it covers a diversity of subjects—arranged marriages, caste and dowry systems, natural versus assisted childbirths, corruption in India, gender discrimination in America—and more. 


    Logistics:

    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. Doors open at 1:30 so participants can have an opportunity to meet & greet before the session.  Please use the Hawthorne Place entrance and feel free to bring a friend.  There is a $5.00 donation to the Society for use of the library.  If you have questions please call Brenda at 301 587 7412 for more information.  If you arrive at the Library and need assistance, please call Brenda’s cell at 301 919 9047.

    • Friday, October 04, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Great Hall, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy NW, Washington, DC 20007
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    Lecture

    Jung stated that psychological transformation leads to a new attitude within the individual. He also saw image as the central theme of psychological life. In this presentation we will use a well know fairytale, The Frog King, by the Bothers Grimm, to explore just how images lead to psychological transformation. We will come to understand just why Jung felt that image was so central to psychological change and how we can begin to work with the images that are alive in our own lives to aid in our own development.

    Suggested Reading: ‘The Frog King or Faithful Heinrich in, Grimm and Grimm (1992) The Complete Fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. Bantam Books, New York

    Mark Dean, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is a Jungian Analyst working in the Philadelphia area. His early work was in the fine arts where he had an extensive exhibiting career and was awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the National Endowment Award. In pursuit of his interests in the psychological dimension of imagery and creative process he subsequently became an art therapist and worked and taught for 30 years in that capacity. He subsequently entered analytic training and graduated in 2017. He is the Co-Founder of The Center for Psyche and the Arts, and currently serves as Vice President of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.


    • Saturday, October 05, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Great Hall, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy NW, Washington, DC 20007
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    Workshop 

    In this presentation we will seek reconnect with our capacity to understand the language of the soul. Our vehicle for this process will be a film, Gulliver’s Travels (2015), staring Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. We will approach clips of the film on several levels. One is to track the elements in the film as an example of how they are carried along by the individuation process. But more importantly, we will seek to wake up and reclaim our innate capacity to understand mythically, that is, the capacity to engage life through vision logic, the souls logic. Lastly, we may discover that psychological understanding depends, not on facts, but on us.

    Mark Dean, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, is a Jungian Analyst working in the Philadelphia area. His early work was in the fine arts where he had an extensive exhibiting career and was awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the National Endowment Award. In pursuit of his interests in the psychological dimension of imagery and creative process he subsequently became an art therapist and worked and taught for 20 years in that capacity. He subsequently entered analytic training and graduated in 2017. He is the Co-Founder of The Center for Psyche and the Arts, and currently serves as Vice President of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts.


    • Friday, October 11, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 6
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    Lecture

    Nostalgia is rife in Siberia for the pre-Soviet days when powerful shamans, in control of a panoply of spirits traveling across multiple layers of the universe, could cure sufferers during deeply dramatic and transforming community-wide séances. Poignant stories abound of lost knowledge: the shaman who died knowing where a special plant that could have cured his cancer used to be located, “just at the edge of the village airport,” and just beyond the edge of our current medical practices and perceptions. Another depicts the shaman who died several days before a repentant Soviet doctor returned to probe the healer’s renowned, yet earlier rejected, understanding of an illness known in the ethnographic literature by the infelicitous term of “Arctic hysteria.” Such stories are told with sorrow by the Sakha (Yakut) of Russia’s Far East, from whom I have been learning since the early 1980s, and they can be understood on multiple levels. As a new generation of healers has turned to elders and spirits for guidance, some exciting accounts of "miracle cures" have begun to supplant the litanies of loss.  This talk, based on anthropological fieldwork, emphasizes these more positive narratives, as we explore how individual and community cures can emerge from cultural revitalization and holistic approaches to healing.

    Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer is Research Professor in the School of Foreign Service and co-convener of the Indigenous Studies working group (https://indigeneity.georgetown.edu). A Faculty Fellow in the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, she has been at Georgetown since 1987 in the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) and the Anthropology Department, and has twice been a Doyle Faculty Fellow.  She is editor of the Taylor and Francis journal Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia and is author or editor of six books on Russia, Central Asia and the Circumpolar North.  Her research interests focus on the intersections of religion, politics, ecology, human rights and comparative Indigenous activism.  Her current book manuscript, based on fieldwork in three republics, is Galvanizing Nostalgia: Indigeneity, Sovereignty and Spirituality in Siberia.


    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 3
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     An Evening With...

    “Magic is believing in yourself.

    If you can do that, you can make anything happen.”                   

    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


    Are Siri and Alexa the new oracles of Delphi? Who needs a bone pointing wizard to curse your enemy when you can use a drone? It is as if the enchanted broom of Goethe’s sorcerer's apprentice has exploited the development of technologies so they surpass even science fiction. In this presentation, we will explore how the ancient arts of ritual and magic and modern science can be adapted to awaken numinous subtle energies and activate mind body self-healing that can help us survive and thrive in this tumultuous and amazing world.

    Both white and black “magic” can be found in the addictive, profit-driven, indispensable internet and electronics that can hijack a two year old's brain before they learn to speak. The latest pharmacology offers remedies for countless illnesses, along with endless lists of side effects. On the other hand, when modern physiological research is combined with yogic pranayama and the Tibetan meditation practice of inner fire, initiates can rev up their immune system, run up Mount Everest in their shorts, and free divers can hold their breath for 24 minutes.

    The adept use of meditation and rituals can empower such depth psychology tools as active imagination, dream incubation, divination and lucid dreaming to enhance consciousness in order to mine the paradoxical treasures of the unconscious. But, Jung points out, “insight into them must be converted into an ethical obligation” to not “fall prey to the power principle.” Learning about these ancient and modern tools, discussing both their destructive and numinous transformative qualities, will be the subject of tonight’s dialogue.

    Timothy Lyons, LCSW, is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist in private practice for individuals, couples and families in Capitol Hill, D.C. and Takoma Park, Maryland. He has a certificate for postgraduate studies from the Philadelphia Jung Institute and is a frequent presenter at the Jung Society of Washington. His postgraduate studies also include infant observation and art therapy. Tim’s work is further enhanced by his studies of Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism, yogic philosophies, Hatha yoga and Qi Gong. He has also completed teacher training in Trul Khor (Tibetan yoga). His earlier career as architect and editor includes writing for the Washington Post, and lecturing at the Smithsonian Institution. 

     https://timothy-lyons.com/                                                           



    • Thursday, October 17, 2019
    • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington D.C., 20008
    • 4
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    Jung was very interested in the impact that color had in its capacity to express typology and mood.  He noticed color in the drawings and paintings that he urged his patients to make and he encouraged them to continue to ponder those paintings when they took them home.  He believed that the patients’ paintings and their attention to color helped to deepen the relationship to psyche.

    Led by Sondra Geller, Jungian analyst and certified art therapist, this intimate class invites you to enter a soulful, creative space using imagination and visualization.  Prompts and guided imagery will encourage us to explore color as a phenomenon.  We will use basic art materials, pastels of various kinds and paper, to embark upon a personal and collective quest to explore questions such as:

    What is the significance of color in our lives?  How do we use color in our soulful creative expressions?  How does color help us to express our feelings?  What can we express about our persona with our personal relationship to color?  What is the color of my soul, and where does it live within me?

    No previous experience with art is necessary.  Just bring your curiosity and a desire to explore the soulful creative space.


    Sondra Geller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC is a Jungian Analyst, a Board Certified Art Therapist, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is in private practice in Chevy Chase, Md. She lectures and gives workshops for The George Washington University Art Therapy Master's Program, Philadelphia Jung Institute/PAJA, the Jung Society of Washington, and the C.G. Jung Institute in Kusnacht, Switzerland. Her focus is on Making Art in the Presence of the Analyst, Jung and Aging, Jung and the Creative Process, and Jungian Art Therapy. Sandy was recently guest co-editor of a special issue of Psychological Perspectives, "Aging and Individuation," and she presented a paper entitled "Sparking the Creative in Older Adults" at a Conference by the same name, sponsored by Psychological Perspectives and the Jung Institute of L.A.
    • Saturday, October 19, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 20
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    Discussion Group

    Brenda Freeman will moderate an interactive group talk on this topic.  Participants will share their practices and insights in coping and dealing with problems large and small.   This may be a way of what Jung once described as people not solving problems but outgrowing them.    

    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 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, DC.    


    Logistics:

    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. Doors open at 1:30 so participants can have an opportunity to meet & greet before the session.  Please use the Hawthorne Place entrance and feel free to bring a friend.  There is a $5.00 donation to the Society for use of the library.  If you have questions please call Brenda at 301 587 7412 for more information.  If you arrive at the Library and need assistance, please call Brenda’s cell at 301 919 9047.

    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 18
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     An Evening With...

    In The Soul's Code, James Hillman suggested that each of us develops as an individual from a soul ‘blueprint,’ much as a tree sprouts and grows from an acorn.

    This process can be seen most clearly through several types of exceptional people: those who are autistic, savants, child prodigies, synesthetes (people with overlapping senses), and individuals who are psychically gifted.

    In this program, we’ll explore the developmental trajectory that produces such exceptional people – and consider how it illuminates the path we all take from the mysterious 'seed ground’ of being.

    Michael Jawer, is  an author, Psychology Today blogger, and public speaker. His work focuses on the nexus between emotion, personality, and spirituality. His articles have run on science websites (Aeon, Nautilus, Scientific American) and in magazines such as Spirituality and Health. He has presented to the Jung Society of DC, the American Psychological Association, and several area universities. Two books of Jawer’s have been published (The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion, Your Emotional Type), with a third set to be published next year (tentatively titled Sensitive Soul).


    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 7
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    From the Back Matter: [This volume is] “a brilliant delineation of the objective psyche and how it has been experienced through the ages –– from primitive religion to nuclear physics and synchronicity.   It is Jungian Psychology at its finest.”  ~Edward F. Edinger

    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 vice-president of the board.

    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 1
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    A Day With...

    David Whyte describes how poetry awakens the imagination and opens our eyes. In a small group we will explore his poetry, reflecting upon how poetry in general and his poems, in particular, can touch and inform our lives.  “Each of us,” Whyte writes, “lives at a very private, personal frontier between what rises astonishingly from within and what seems to overwhelm us from without; every day being a threshold opportunity from a not fully known and just about to be articulated edge of what we call a self.” “Poetry,” he suggests, “is an invitation to overhear yourself say things you didn’t know you knew that can emancipate you from a smaller self into a larger possibility.”

    David Whyte grew up among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire, England. He holds a degree in marine zoology and has served as a naturalist guide leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Galapagos Islands as well as the Andes, Amazon and Himalayas. He now lives in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.  His books include “The Heart Aroused: Poetry & the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America” (1994); “River Flow: New and Selected Poems 1984-2007” (2006), “Everything Is Waiting for You” (2003), and “Songs for Coming Home (1984).”

    Bill Dols has served parishes in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina as an Episcopal priest for twenty-five years. While pursuing graduate studies in psychology and biblical studies in Berkeley in the 1980s, he began leading seminars for The Guild For Psychological Studies in San Francisco. After eight years as Director of The Educational Center in St. Louis, he moved to Charlotte where, until his retirement in 2001, he served as Minister of Adult Education at The Myers Park Baptist Church. Bill and Shirley now live in Alexandria at The Goodwin House, a congenial group of seniors who enjoy growing old together. Shirley continues to quilt and enjoy the drama group. Bill has returned to a love of earlier years in the art studio where he has discovered  painting with acrylics using a palette knife rather than brush.



    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 9
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    An Evening With...

    In our current materialist society many see death as a wall, a barrier that ends not only physical life but all personality, memory, and self-awareness.  But what if death instead is a doorway to another, perhaps even higher level of consciousness?  Many religious and spiritual traditions throughout human history have maintained a belief in an afterlife.  And now in the 21st century we are beginning to discover real evidence that consciousness does indeed survive death.  In this evening’s program we will examine such evidence and discuss the profound implications it holds for the way we view life itself.

    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.

    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    "The soul thinks in images."  (Aristotle)

     This class will demystify the secrecy and misunderstanding that surrounds the Tarot.  The 78 cards in the Tarot deck are a mystical, symbolic “system” that provides a visual map of consciousness.  It allows us to communicate with our inner mind in its own language of symbols and images.  It can therefore be understood as a visual embodiment of Jungian archetypes, offering insight into all aspects of our lives, especially the underlying drives, motives, and complexes.  The images on the cards can act as mirrors of our mental, emotional and spiritual development and levels of consciousness.  As a symbolic map, the Tarot shows us archetypal and universal layers of consciousness that appear cross-culturally.  It offers us a direct link to the vast wisdom of the collective and unconscious minds.  In particular, the 22 cards of the Tarot's Major Arcana symbolize the life lessons we need to learn as we progress on the path of our spiritual and psychological growth.  It also provides a unique centerpiece for meditation on metaphysical themes that are most relevant to our life path and spiritual/soul growth.


    These 78 cards are also understood as a sacred text encoded in symbols and pictures that can be used for divination.  But for the purpose of this class, the focus will be on the current emphasis on Tarot as a mechanism for inner exploration, self-analysis, self-knowledge and a self-help tool.  Please join Rev. Geraldine for an overview of the Tarot system, its connection to Jungian/archetypal psychology, how synchronicity operates in the use of the cards and much more.  This is an interactive class so bring your Tarot deck or decks will be provide for use during the class.  No experience with Tarot needed and all decks welcome.


    Rev. Geraldine Amaral Hodson is an ordained minister in the United Metaphysical Churches.  She leads worship services in the metropolitan area and also offers classes in spiritual development and personal empowerment.  She is the author of Tarot Celebrations:  Honoring the Inner Voice, creator of “Tarot 1-2-3,” an instructional video and has a regular column in Pathways Magazine. She utilizes Jungian/archetypal psychology and Divine Metaphysics in her work and is a respected/gifted intuitive counselor, motivational speaker and nationally-known teacher.  Her classes provide a unique blend of spirituality, psychology, philosophy, humor, literature and personal empowerment methods.  She also holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Humanities. 

    She can be reached at 202-441-0415 or geraldine@thespiritualtarot.com. 

    You can visit her website at www.thespiritualtarot.com.  



    • Saturday, November 16, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Discussion Group

    Christine Ivancin will lead the talk.  Christine majored in history at Catholic University but the theater was among her other interests.  After graduation Christine worked in theatrical costuming where her historical knowledge was an asset.  Christine is a librarian and with retirement approaching she is preparing to pursue her artistic and metaphysical interests.  Christine has studied C.G. Jung; the writings of Jane Roberts, an American medium and psychic; and consciousness expansion at the Monroe Institute.  


    Logistics:

    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. Doors open at 1:30 so participants can have an opportunity to meet & greet before the session.  Please use the Hawthorne Place entrance and feel free to bring a friend.  There is a $5.00 donation to the Society for use of the library.  If you have questions please call Brenda at 301 587 7412 for more information.  If you arrive at the Library and need assistance, please call Brenda’s cell at 301 919 9047.

    • Friday, November 22, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Sanctuary Room, Palisades Community Center, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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    Lecture

    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.

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

    • Friday, December 06, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Sanctuary Room, Palisades Community Center, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Lecture

    A deep dive into the cultural history of the West reveals the existence of a major, long-standing, goddess-based, and woman-centered worldview. This deep truth stands side-by-side with, balances, and complements the god-based, man-centered worldview commonly known as patriarchy. This idea may seen surprising, since the Goddess has been eclipsed by patriarchal forces for at least 5,000 years. However, today She is on the move.

    From a psychological perspective, the Goddess is the archetype for the development of all forms of feminine consciousness. Today this archetypal pattern is energized, and is forging a path into our contemporary social order. We are seeing new forms of feminine consciousness emerge and take shape for all of humanity. They are present in dreams, the arts, education, politics, spirituality, and in everyday language. Where can we go today to support and energize new forms of feminine consciousness?

    In Western mythology we find three distinct cultures, which record in great detail the ritual processes that hold and guide women through the essential developmental stages of childhood, adolescence, maturity, old age, and death. Each one of these traditions springs from a single archetypal root system inscribing the elemental patterns of womanhood, yet each is costumed according to local customs.

    In the Celtic Fairy Faith, this goddess-based, woman-centered worldview appears as a Nine-Fold Sisterhood, and three distinct stages, the White, the Red, and the Black. In Ancient Greece, we find initiations into specific goddess temple cults according to the archetypal patterns of childhood and youth, maidenhood, motherhood, and wise woman or sibyl.

    From Sumer, in the Ancient Near East, we inherit a mythology that gives us specific guidance throughout a lifetime, as experience by the Goddess Inanna herself. In her stories, she leads women through the life stages of childhood, maidenhood, marriage, midlife, and widowhood.

    What do we mean by a worldview that is goddess-based and woman- centered? Where do we look for it, how do we find it, and how do we create a vocabulary we can use to hold, sustain, and understand it?

    On Friday night, Dr. Damron will draw on four decades of research from analytical psychology, goddess-based mythology, cultural anthropology, her work as a psychotherapist, and her own life, to show how this goddess-based, and woman-centered worldview really exists as a deep truth, as a beacon to guide women throughout their lives, and methodology to transform contemporary culture and society.

    This lecture lays the groundwork for Saturday's workshop. During the workshop, we will use Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth by Samuel Noah Kramer and Diane Wolkstein to guide us through the stages of women’s development, and discuss how this mythology applies in the lives of women today.

    Dr. Damron holds a PhD from the University of Maryland, Department of American Studies. Her dissertation is titled Encounters with the Goddess: An Ethnographic Study of the Emergence of Feminine Forms of Consciousness.

    Bonnie L. Damron, PhD, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, ethnographer, storyteller, and Archetypal Pattern Analyst in private practice in the Washington, D. C. metropolitan area. During her thirty-five years in practice, she has conducted seminars on archetypal motifs in fairy tales, myths, the arts, and the writings of C. G. Jung. She also leads study tours to Crete and the Greek mainland.

    Dr. Damron holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Catholic University, a Doctoral Degree in American Culture Studies from the University of Maryland, and a Certificate as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst from the Assisi Institute for Archetypal Studies.

    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    A day with...

    On Saturday we will continue to explore the root system for a goddess-based and woman-centered worldview treasured up for us by our ancestors in the ancient world.  Today we see new forms of feminine consciousness emerge and take shape for all of humanity.  They are present in dreams, the arts, education, politics, spirituality, and in everyday language.  Where can we go today to support and energize new forms of feminine consciousness? 

    From a psychological perspective, the Goddess is the archetype for the development of all forms of feminine consciousness.  In goddess-based cultures we find models for the development of those forms of feminine consciousness. In the Celtic Fairy Faith, this goddess-based, woman-centered worldview appears as a Nine-Fold Sisterhood, and three distinct stages, the White, the Red, and the Black.  In Ancient Greece, we find initiations into specific goddess temple cults according to the archetypal patterns of childhood and youth, maidenhood, motherhood, and wise woman or sibyl.  

    However, in the Inanna religion, from the Ancient Near East, we inherit a mythology, which is not only goddess-based, but also woman-centered. This mythology gives women specific guidance throughout a lifetime, as experience by the Goddess Inanna herself. In her stories, she leads women through the life stages of childhood, maidenhood, marriage, midlife, and widowhood. 

    Our source is Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth by Samuel Noah Kramer and Diane Wolkstein (HarperSanfrancisco, 1983).   Each chapter inscribes a developmental stage of women’s lives, and provides us with strong images and language to contain and guide us through them in detail.  Given the time we have, we will do our best to spend time with each chapter, including how this mythology applies today. 

    In the process, we have the opportunity to realize the ever-presence of that worldview, which is goddess-based, woman-centered, which complements and balances the god-based and man-centered worldview, and which is alive and well in today’s world.  We simply need to open our eyes, minds, hearts, and consciousness to hold.

    Bonnie L. Damron, PhD, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, ethnographer, storyteller, and Archetypal Pattern Analyst in private practice in the Washington, D. C. metropolitan area. During her thirty-five years in practice, she has conducted seminars on archetypal motifs in fairy tales, myths, the arts, and the writings of C. G. Jung. She also leads study tours to Crete and the Greek mainland.

    Dr. Damron holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Catholic University, a Doctoral Degree in American Culture Studies from the University of Maryland, and a Certificate as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst from the Assisi Institute for Archetypal Studies.

Past Events

Saturday, September 07, 2019 DO WE HAVE FANTASIES, OR DO THEY HAVE US? Ethics and the Imagination in Our Life, a workshop by Sean Fitzpatrick
Friday, September 06, 2019 RACE AND PRIVILEGE: How We Can Render the Invisible Visible (and Why We Need To), a lecture by Sean Fitzpatrick
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 ARCHETYPAL EXPLORATIONS: Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, a course by James Hollis
Saturday, June 08, 2019 IN DEFENSE OF ANGER: Embracing Dark Aspects of Survival and Transformation: A Workshop by the Jung Scholar of Distinction, John Hill
Friday, June 07, 2019 JUNG SOCIETY BENEFIT AT THE SWISS EMBASSY, FEATURING ZURICH'S JOHN HILL AND RESPONDENT JAMES HOLLIS
Saturday, May 18, 2019 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: The Healing Energy of Reiki, led by Margaret Johnston
Friday, May 17, 2019 THE GRAIL AND MERLIN: Exile and Return, An Evening with Mark Napack
Saturday, May 04, 2019 HUMAN-ANIMAL TRANSFORMATION IN INDIGENOUS STORY, a workshop by Jeanne Lacourt
Friday, May 03, 2019 WE THINK WITH OUR HEARTS: Reading Jung Through Indigenous Eyes, a lecture by Jeanne Lacourt
Thursday, May 02, 2019 DRAWING TOGETHER- DEEPENING YOUR DREAMS: A Small-Group Experience Combining Jung and Art Therapy, a course by Sondra Geller
Saturday, April 27, 2019 THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT IN THE RED BOOK, The Alchemy of Journaling, A Day with Susan Tiberghien
Friday, April 26, 2019 THROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT IN THE RED BOOK, The Alchemy of Journaling, a lecture by Susan Tiberghien
Saturday, April 20, 2019 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Ancient Temples of Malta and the Divine Feminine, led by Karen DiBenedetto
Friday, April 12, 2019 TRANSFORMING THE DARK DEITY OF TRAUMA: A Passionate Path to the Inner Divine, An Evening with Tim Lyons
Friday, April 12, 2019 MOVEMENT AND CREATIVITY, a workshop with Anne Warren
Saturday, April 06, 2019 ARCHETYPAL PATTERNING IN THE PSYCHE, A Day with Michael Conforti
Friday, April 05, 2019 ARCHETYPAL PATTERNING IN THE PSYCHE, a lecture by Michael Conforti
Thursday, April 04, 2019 PROJECTION AND RE-COLLECTION IN JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY: REFLECTIONS OF THE SOUL by Marie-Louise von Franz, a book exploration course by April Barrett
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 THE HERO'S JOURNEY: Revisited and Recovered, a course by Mark Napack
Saturday, March 30, 2019 THE PATTERN ANALYST'S TOOLBOX: Practical Guidelines from Analytical Psychology to Help You on Your Path of Creativity and Self-Discovery, A Day with Bonnie Damron
Friday, March 29, 2019 THE PATTERN ANALYST'S TOOLBOX: Practical Guidelines from Analytical Psychology to Help You on Your Path of Creativity and Self-Discovery, An Evening with Bonnie Damron
Monday, March 18, 2019 MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS; FATHERS, SONS, a course by Julie Bondanza
Saturday, March 16, 2019 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Tribalism and the Mentality of "Us-Them," led by Beverly Fourier
Friday, March 15, 2019 PAINTING FROM WITHIN: Where Jung Meets Art, a workshop with Sondra Geller
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 WHAT DO WOMEN DESIRE ABOVE ALL ELSE? a course for Women and Men, by Melanie Starr Costello
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 CREATING A LIFE: Living in the Intersection of Fate, Character and Choice, a course by James Hollis
Saturday, March 02, 2019 WRESTLING WITH EROS: The Lost Myth of Anteros, a seminar by Craig Stephenson
Friday, March 01, 2019 WRESTLING WITH EROS: The Lost Myth of Anteros, a lecture by Craig Stephenson
Friday, February 15, 2019 RUSSIA'S "SNOW MAIDEN" TALE, a presentation by Philippa Rappoport
Saturday, February 09, 2019 TISSUE PAPER COLLAGE: WHERE JUNG MEETS ART, a workshop with Sondra Geller
Friday, February 08, 2019 INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM, a workshop with Marilyn Finch Williams
Saturday, January 26, 2019 NATURAL CYCLES, NATURAL SYMBOLS: a workshop by Melanie Starr Costello
Friday, January 25, 2019 MOVEMENT AND CREATIVITY, a workshop with Anne Warren
Saturday, December 08, 2018 NATURAL CYCLES, NATURAL SYMBOLS: Individuation as Ecology, a workshop by Melanie Starr Costello
Friday, December 07, 2018 NATURAL CYCLES, NATURAL SYMBOLS: Individuation as Ecology, a lecture by Melanie Starr Costello
Saturday, November 24, 2018 WiseWomen's Forum: Holiday Celebrations, Emotions, Family Ceremonies and Traditions, led by Brenda Freeman
Saturday, November 17, 2018 THE FORM OF THINGS UNKNOWN: What You Know From What You Make, a workshop by Lorne Buchman
Friday, November 16, 2018 THE FORM OF THINGS UNKNOWN: What You Know From What You Make, a lecture by Lorne Buchman
Friday, November 09, 2018 AT JOURNEY’S END: Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Face of Death, An Evening with Mary Ann Melpolder
Friday, November 02, 2018 FRIDAY FILM NIGHT (6): SIX ON SHADOW: The Shadow of Ecology
Thursday, November 01, 2018 DREAMSCAPES: Experiencing Jung, a course by Sondra Geller
Friday, October 26, 2018 FRIDAY FILM NIGHT (5): SIX ON SHADOW: The Responsible Self
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
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 BASIC CONCEPTS OF JUNGIAN ANALYSIS, a course by Phyllis LaPlante
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
Thursday, September 27, 2018 REQUIEM: The Experience of Joy Always Begins with Inevitable Loss, a course by Anne Pickup
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
Monday, September 17, 2018 AUTHORITY, a course by Julie Bondanza
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
Monday, September 10, 2018 THE GRAIL: Symbolic Story of Radical Renewal, a course by Mark Napack
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, a 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, 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
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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



Jungian Studies Reading Seminar - Collected Works of Carl G. Jung 
2018 - 2019 Program is full. You can join the waitlist for the next academic year. 

The Jung Society of Washington Jungian Studies Reading Seminar includes eight monthly seminars offered per year to read and discuss predominantly classical Jung and other figures who link directly to the classical Jungian corpus.

While some of the prior members will be continuing, the Jung Society is opening up participation to new members in the fall of 2019. The JSRS is taught by regional Jungian analysts. Participation is open to anyone, regardless of background, who wishes to learn the theory and practice of depth psychology from some of its great teachers.

The seminar meets on the second Saturday, from 9 to 4:30 p.m., during the months of September through December and February through May. The participant is obliged only to read the texts and come prepared for discussion conducted by the analyst. The cost of the seminar is $800 per semester, and $1600 for the entire year. At the end of the two year cycle, a certificate of completion will be conferred. A limited number of scholarships are also available.

To apply email Radhika@jung.org, or mail to the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral, Ave., N. W. Washington, D. C. 20016.

This year the program is graciously underwritten in part by the Prometheus Foundation. Thank you!


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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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