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live Online PROGRams on zoom

Please note the following update as of March 22, 2020:

Programs that have been cancelled

MARCH:  

  • James Hollis, Tuesday: Cancelled, refund of 50%.
  • Wise Women—Our building has been closed by the Palisades Community Church (appropriately). If this group has another venue, Brenda Freeman as convener will be in touch. 

APRIL:

  • April Barrett—Cancelled and will be refunded.
  • Alexandra Buckner –Cancelled and will be refunded
  • Janet Kane— Cancelled and will be refunded
  • Wise Women—Our building has been closed by the Palisades Community Church (appropriately). If this group has another venue, Brenda Freeman as convener will be in touch.

MAY: 

  • Sandy Geller—Cancelled and will be refunded. 
  • Art Delibert— Cancelled and will be refunded
  • Wise Women—Our building has been closed by the Palisades Community Church (appropriately). If this group has another venue, Brenda Freeman as convener will be in touch.

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PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU REGISTER
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. If you register but do not check out and pay right away, we may release your space after seven days, or 3 days before the program.  Please pay right away to guarantee your spot! Thank you.

ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT POLICY

We have updated our payment policy. If you wish to pay by check instead of online, please reach out directly to natalia@jung.org to coordinate. 


Spring 2020 Programs

    • Monday, March 09, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, June 01, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 0

    On-site programs at The Jung Society have been suspended for the semester of Spring 2020 due to coronavirus.

    Cathryn will be presenting her program via the Zoom online platform. Details on using Zoom are included on our home page.

    Please also note that we are skipping the March 23 program date. The next program date will be on April 06

    A note from Cathryn: "I am looking forward to resuming our class via Zoom on April 6.  I hope all of you will be able to join our experiment in learning via this online platform. Please continue your reading through paragraph 182. " 

    Cathryn has requested active video and audio participation from the audience throughout the program.


    Course 

    Six Alternate Mondays

    March 9 | April 6, 20 | May 4, 18 | June 1

    This class is designated as a “continuation” class with the first part of the readings and discussions taking place last fall.  If you like a “read and discuss” format and are interested in engaging C. G. Jung’s material on a depth level, we welcome you to join us.


    Reading:  

    Psychology and Alchemy, CW 12; Part II “Individual Dream Symbolism in Relation to Alchemy;”  Chapter 3  “The Symbolism of the Mandala,” 

          Section II., “The Mandala in the Dreams”  

          Section III. The Vision of the World Clock,” 

          Section IV., “The  Symbols of the Self.”


    Reading for the first class:  Paragraphs 127 - 161


    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.


    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.

    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 0

    Course

    Five Tuesdays

    May 19, 26  |  June 2, 9, 23

    When the world that has been our home has been turned upside down, the archetype of home remains. The archetype of home makes itself felt as certain "homing" possibilities, a readiness and capacity to make home, no matter what the circumstances.

    In this course, we shall address our current predicament in terms of the homing energies at play in the midst of our dislocations. We may be "Wandering between two worlds, one dead, / The other powerless to be born" (Matthew Arnold), but there is a creative home-building energy still present, if we can know how to engage and respond to it.

    In our group psycho-educational process, we shall be supported by Jungian analyst John Hill's, At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging. In addition to being a finely written introduction to Jungian psychology, this book discusses the archetype of home in various contexts, from the personal to the world at large. In order to help our imaginations further orient themselves, we shall also look at a great and soulful work of literature which mirrors back to us the archetype. Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago is a profound, symbolic, and allegorical-mythic affirmation of life (zhivago means life in Russian) and the relatedness of the homing archetype in a time of radical dislocation.


    Suggested Readings (our first class will be an introduction):

    John Hill, At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging.

    Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago.



    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.

    • Friday, June 19, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 3
    Register

    An Evening With... 

    “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. They then dwell in the house next door, and at any moment a flame may dart out and set fire to his own house.” Carl Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections 

    “The practitioner of the Highest Yoga Tantra is one who can channel into the path of spiritual evolution energies as intense as those of sexual union itself.” Lama Yeshe, The Bliss of Inner Fire

    Self Love depends upon our becoming conscious of projections and owning them. In tonight’s presentation we will explore how the alchemy of shadow work and Tantric inner fire practices can produce awareness that inoculates the immune function of the psyche, subtle body, and body from unconscious projection and self-attack. These alchemical processes can guide us on the hero’s journey of intentional individuation and liberation that empowers us to transform exhaustion from the pain of traumatic conflicts and karma into the vital, creative energy of unconditional Self Love.

    Jung said “Conflicts create the fire of affects and emotions; and like every fire it has two aspects: that of burning and that of giving light.” It is the unseen energies and the attachment to the appearances in our mind that shape our inner conflicts. Such dualities as love and hate, fear and hope, spirituality and science, fake news and real news, can be incendiary to the psyche and can trigger shadow projections ranging from golden loving ones to the darkest murderous impulses; both result in “repressed individuation.” Patterns of unconscious and contagious negative projections can build an “attachment to the bad object,” and with the golden shadow, to the "good object." These reactive attachments initiate co-dependent relationships that cause inflammation of the psychic immune function. If this stress remains unchecked, it can trigger the body’s auto immune response leaving us more vulnerable to psychic and biological contagions from within and without. 

    In tonight’s talk we will examine how these conditioned patterns can be refined in the alchemical furnace to produce the “prima materia,” to make the “darkness conscious,” for intentional individuation. Tantric yoga practices dissolve and transform the energies of “appearances” in the inner fire, channeled through the sacred anatomy of the chakras to liberate us to the bliss of clear light. We will consider how these ancient, yet timeless teachings correspond to modern psychoneuroimmunology through conscious breath, nutrition, sleep and exercise. The experience of Self Love is the product of the synthesis of these powerful healing tools that reclaim the energy from our shadows. 

    Please note: after the program ends at 9:00 PM there will be an extended question and answer discussion for those who would like to participate in this option.


    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 

    • Friday, July 10, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Please note, this program will be held via the Zoom online platform.

    An Evening With

    “Astrology represents the sum of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity – C. G. Jung

    In C. G. Jung’s Collected Works, as well as his other writing, one can see many references to astrological symbols and hermetic concepts, which can be seen as sources for his ideas. Some of these ideas include the archetypes, his theory of psychological types, the persona, individuation, and synchronicity. Liz Greene, a modern professional astrologer and Jungian analyst believes that the future of psychology lay in rebuilding the lost connection between modern man, these ancient esoteric ideas and the cosmos.

    One of several astrologers that we will discuss was Alan Leo (1860 -1917) a prominent 19th-century British astrologer known as the father of modern astrology. We know that Jung had several astrology books in his library, one of which was by Leo. It is interesting to note that Jung’s psychological types are remarkably similar to Leo’s work on the astrological elements.

    Starting In the 20th century, astrologers borrowed facets of Jung’s ideas to include in their works. Among these astrologers are Dane Rudhyar, Liz Greene, and Steven Forrest. This started cross-fertilization between Jung’s depth psychology and modern astrology. We will discuss how this synergy contributed to our understanding of both astrology and depth psychology.


    Janet Kane is a professional consulting astrologer, teacher, and writer. She uses archetypes found in literature, myths, fairy tales, and film in her consultations, courses, and workshops. She has taught at Mount Vernon College, The Jung Society of Washington, The Friends Wellspring Conference, and Washington College in Chestertown, MD. She is the founder of the Wisewoman Forum in Washington, D.C. She publishes a free, on-line newsletter, Mythic Zodiac.

    You can contact her via her blog at http://www.mythiczodiac.com.



Past Events

Saturday, May 02, 2020 REKINDLING THE SOUL: Imagining a New Tomorrow, A Day With Susan Tiberghien
Friday, May 01, 2020 REKINDLING THE SOUL: Imagining a New Tomorrow, A Lecture With Susan Tiberghien
Saturday, April 18, 2020 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Working with Spirits of Place: Faeries, Ancestors, Nature Spirits, and More, led by Sundance Metelsky
Friday, April 17, 2020 UNDERSTANDING SELF LOVE: Tantra and the Golden Shadow, An Evening With Tim Lyons, LCSW
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 JUNG IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS: Courage, Meaning, and Hope, A Course with Mark Napack
Saturday, April 04, 2020 TRANSGRESSION OF INNATE MORAL CODES IN SERVICE TO THE SELF, A Workshop With Michael Conforti
Friday, April 03, 2020 TRANSGRESSION OF INNATE MORAL CODES IN SERVICE TO THE SELF, A Lecture With Michael Conforti
Monday, March 30, 2020 INNOCENCE, EXPERIENCE, HIGHER INNOCENCE, A Course With Julie Bondanza
Saturday, March 28, 2020 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Contemporary Spiritual Guidance, led by Margaret Johnston
Saturday, March 07, 2020 DREAMING THE DREAM FORWARD, A Workshop With Julie Bondanza
Friday, March 06, 2020 DREAMS AND CREATIVITY, A Lecture With Julie Bondanza
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 HAUNTINGS: How the Past Makes Choices for Our Present, A Course With James Hollis
Saturday, February 22, 2020 TISSUE PAPER COLLAGE and MEDITATION with SINGING BOWLS: A Soulful Creative Jungian Journey, A Workshop With Sondra Geller and Melissa Harrison
Saturday, December 07, 2019 PART 2: DANCING WITH THE GODDESS THROUGH THE PATTERNS OF LIFE, a day with Bonnie Damron
Friday, December 06, 2019 PART 1: DANCING WITH THE GODDESS THROUGH THE PATTERNS OF LIFE, a lecture with Bonnie Damron
Thursday, December 05, 2019 CONTINUED, THE COLORS OF MY SOUL: Jung and the Expressive Arts, a course by Sandy Geller
Friday, November 22, 2019 MISSING THE MARK: The Seven Deadly Sins Viewed through the Lens of Depth Psychology, a lecture by James Hollis
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 TAROT AS AN ARCHETYPAL JOURNEY, a course by Rev. Geraldine Amaral Hodson
Saturday, November 16, 2019 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Explorations in Expanding Consciousness: You are More Than Your Physical Body, led by Christine Ivancin
Friday, November 08, 2019 BEYOND DEATH’S DOORWAY: Evidence for the Survival of Consciousness, an Evening with Mary Ann Melpolder
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 PROJECTION AND RE-COLLECTION, Part Two, a course by April Barrett
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 THE SOUL'S PATH: Convergence of Nature and Nurture an Evening with Michael Jawer
Saturday, October 19, 2019 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Creating an Inner Sanctuary in Troubling Times, led by Brenda Freeman
Thursday, October 17, 2019 THE COLORS OF MY SOUL: Jung and the Expressive Arts, a course by Sandy Geller
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 RITUAL AND MAGIC AND THE AWAKENING OF THE NUMINOUS, an Evening with Tim Lyons
Friday, October 11, 2019 WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM SIBERIAN SHAMANS?, a lecture with Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
Saturday, October 05, 2019 TRANSLATING JUNG INTO FILM: Gulliver's Travels and the Individuation Process, a workshop by Mark Dean
Friday, October 04, 2019 UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH IMAGERY: A Fairytale Example, a lecture by Mark Dean
Saturday, September 21, 2019 WISE WOMEN'S FORUM: Custom of Arranged Marriages in India, led by Urmilla Khanna
Friday, September 20, 2019 CREATING TEMENOS: Using Sacred Geometry for the Healing of Earth, the Repair of Suburban Sprawl, and the Design of Place, a lecture by Will Selman
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 EMBODIED IMAGERY: Exploring the Movement Life of Dreams and Fairy Tales, a course with Anne Warren
Monday, September 16, 2019 JOURNEYS THROUGH UNDERWORLDS: Exiles, Traumas, Redemptions, a course by Mark Napack
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 AN INTRODUCTION TO DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY: He, She, We, Shadow, a course by James Hollis
Monday, September 09, 2019 NOVELS OF INDIVIDUATION, a course by Julie Bondanza
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
Thursday, September 05, 2019 DREAMS AND WHOLENESS: Jung’s Study of a Dream Series, Its Alchemical Importance, and Its Relevance to Our Understanding of Dreams and Psychic Process, a course by Cathryn Polonchak
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
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 VENUS AND NEPTUNE: The Mapped and the Unmapped Emotional Domains, Heidi Lindemann and Michael Perry
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 MYTHS TO LIVE BY: Lectures by Joseph Campbell, James Hollis



Jungian Studies Reading Seminar - Collected Works of Carl G. Jung 
2019 - 2020 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 natalia@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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