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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.
For the list of local Jungian Analysts, please go
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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. 

You can now download a PDF with our Spring Programs. 
Spring 2019 Programs.pdf

Spring 2019 Programs

    • Monday, March 18, 2019
    • Monday, May 13, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 0
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    This semester our readings will focus on family dynamics, specifically fathers and sons and mothers and daughters. We will start with A Jest of God by Margaret Lawrence. This book is also known as Rachel, Rachel , and there is a wonderful movie that uses that name. Then we will read Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams, and finally we will end with the classic novel: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.


    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, April 02, 2019
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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    Course
    SOLD OUT. Please join our waitlist or register for THE GRAIL AND MERLIN: Exile and Return, An Evening with Mark Napack

    The hero's journey is one of the inevitable callings of life. Accepted or rejected, it is there in life's different stages and challenges. C.G. Jung believed the hero's journey to be a necessary part of becoming fully human, which he referred to as individuation.

    In this course, we shall explore the hero's journey in its continuing and changing relevance for our lives, personal and social – with all its complexes and traumas and potential for finding a treasure hard to find. To assist us in our shared journey, we shall revisit Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces, invoke heroic tales of old and enlist some key insights of C.G. Jung. In this way and through the hero/heroine motifs and images that arise, we shall orient ourselves within whatever may be the heroic challenge of our moment.
    Class format will be presentation with invited discussion and reading (optional, e.g., The Hero with a Thousand Faces).

    Mark Napack, M.A., S.T.L., M.S, first studied the hero's journey as a student of comparative literature at Columbia University, after which he applied Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces 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 lecturer, Mark has a special concern for areas of psychology and spirituality and an ongoing involvement with the Collected Works of Jung and Jungian classics. He has presented at international conferences and published in scholarly publications. Mark Napack, LCPC is also a Jungian informed psychotherapist in North Bethesda, MD.

    • Thursday, April 04, 2019
    • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Book Exploration Course, Part 2

    SOLD OUT. Please join our waitlist.

    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

    Text: Projection and Re-Collection in Jungian Psychology, by Marie-Louise von Franz

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

    Karen DeBenedetto will present and hold a group discussion on Malta and the Goddesses on April 20th.

    Halfway between North Africa and Europe, the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo are home to extraordinary temples resonating to a vibrant Goddess culture over 6,000 years old.  The peaceful, artistic and matrifocal people of ancient Malta left us their temples and symbolic language.  Today these sacred places still transmit unique qualities of healing, regeneration and the wisdom of the natural world.  The Maltese Temple building had an advanced astronomical understanding. The discussion will include information on Mnajadra, Ggantia and Hypogeum.

    Karen DiBenedetto was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She holds an undergraduate degree in Textiles/Retailing (Michigan State University); and a graduate degree in International Trade and Foreign Languages (Eastern Michigan University).  She is a resident of Alexandria, VA and a federal employee.  Karen’s passions include spirituality, art, creativity, and travel.  Being a nearly triple Scorpio, she thrives on studying mysticism and spiritual transformation. Travel has taken her to many countries; and is especially fond of the Himalayan region (India, Nepal, Bhutan). 

    Karen’s passions include spirituality, art, creativity, and travel.  Being a nearly triple Scorpio, she thrives on studying mysticism and spiritual transformation.  She has traveled to many countries; and is especially fond of the Himalayan region (India, Nepal, Bhutan). 

    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.    Please arrive early so the session can begin promptly at 2:00.  The doors open at 1:30 so participants can meet & greet before the session.  Please use the Hawthorne Place entrance.  

    The Jung Society has moved an on-line registration and to Paypal, you may register and pay on line.  If there are problems with registering on line, please bring $5.00 cash or check.  If you have questions, call Brenda Freeman at 301 587 7412 and leave a message for a callback.  The cell number is 301 919 9047.   Also please don’t wear perfumes, colognes or scents as some of our attendees are allergic to them.

    • Friday, April 26, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Sanctuary of the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Lecture 

    One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times
    – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

    In December,1913, C.G. Jung – disoriented and overcome with visions of destruction – willingly ‘plunged’ into the dark depths of the unconscious. So begins the story of The Red Book. For three months he conscientiously wrote down his fantasies; and for sixteen years, he elaborated on them, writing commentaries in his journal and copying them into The Red Book. In so doing, Jung found his myth, his life’s premise.

    In this lecture, we will consider The Red Book as Jung’s journey through darkness to light, his journey of individuation. Through our own journaling we can make the same journey. We will look at the practice of journaling as active imagination, with examples from Jung’s journals and from the journals of Etty Hillesum and Thomas Merton.

    We will see how journaling is a form of alchemy: the darkening nigredo, the distilling albedo, the new awareness rubedo. We will take a step in our own journey to greater consciousness.

    Susan Tiberghien, an American writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, has published three memoirs: Looking for Gold, Circling to the Center, Footsteps-A European Album, and the highly appreciated writing book,  One Year to a Writing Life, plus two new titles published in 2015: Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story and Footsteps:  In Love with a Frenchman.  Her most recent book, Writing Toward Wholeness, Lessons Inspired by C.G.Jung was published March 1 by Chiron Publications. She has been teaching writing workshops for close to twenty years at C.G. Jung Centers, at the International Women’s Writing Guild, and at writers’ centers and conferences in the States and in Europe where she directs the Geneva Writers’ Group, an association of 250 English-language writers.
    Find her at www.susantiberghien.com

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20016
    • 10
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    A Day with...

    In this workshop, we will review Jung’s journey through darkness to light as described in The Red Book and see how, through journaling, we can make our own journey. In the morning we will look at different ways to journal, reading excerpts from Jung, also from Etty Hillesum and Marion Woodman.

    We will write a journal entry, and listening to Jung’s words, we will do an exercise in active imagination. In the afternoon we will look at the practice of alchemy and at how the three steps – nigredo, albedo, and rubedo – can lead us to new awareness in our journals. We will become alchemists and find ways to share our gold.

    Susan Tiberghien, an American writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, has published three memoirs: Looking for Gold, Circling to the Center, Footsteps-A European Album, and the highly appreciated writing book,  One Year to a Writing Life, plus two new titles published in 2015: Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story and Footsteps:  In Love with a Frenchman.  Her most recent book, Writing Toward Wholeness, Lessons Inspired by C.G.Jung was published March 1 by Chiron Publications. She has been teaching writing workshops for close to twenty years at C.G. Jung Centers, at the International Women’s Writing Guild, and at writers’ centers and conferences in the States and in Europe where she directs the Geneva Writers’ Group, an association of 250 English-language writers.
    Find her at www.susantiberghien.com

    • Thursday, May 02, 2019
    • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Twelve students of Jung will gather on five Thursday evenings in May. In the course of the five classes, each will be invited to share a meaningful dream. A safe and protected space will be established. Jung called such a space the temenos. The supportive power of the group will then be called into action. As the dreamer reads her dream the others listen intently, especially focusing on images presented in the dream or images that the dream evokes in the listeners. Then the dreamer reads the dream again. At this time the whole group is asked to make a quick sketch of the part of the dream that they find the most compelling. Afterwards, the drawings are shared. This experience has the potential of deepening the dream for the dreamer. They may see things in the dream they hadn’t noticed before. And the whole group benefits from the experience of listening intently, of developing their understanding of the symbolic attitude of the psyche. They are often opened to the experience of the numinous. Participants have said that it can be ‘transformational.’

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

    • Friday, May 03, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Sanctuary of the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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    Lecture

    Jung’s meeting with the people of Taos Pueblo had a tremendous effect on him and permeated his life’s work and theory. It influenced how he thought and wrote about “the primitive.” But could he have been mistaken? And what might native people have to say about his ideas of them? This lecture will explore Jung through an Indigenous lens and offer alter(native) perspectives and stories about other ways we might read/understand Jung. 

    What Do People Have to Say

    Jeanne Lacourt speaks from the heart of her own experiences growing up on the Menominee Indian Reservation. We are invited to explore what Jung might term the “participations mystique”of the indigenous people of North America. Jeanne expands our perspective through her stories of human-animal transformation and trans-species psychology. Her work is deeply moving and has the power to connect us to the healing potential of the natural world.
    Cynthia Candelaria, Jungian Analyst

    The stories in this work are alive and fill a place in our souls so often left empty.
    - Billye Currie, Jungian Analyst

    Jeanne Lacourt, Ph.D.,  MS, LPC, NCC, Ph.D., is a Professor of American Indian Studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, a faculty of the Minnesota Seminar in Jungian Studies, and a Jungian Analyst in private practice.  She has authored a book on traditional Indian Education and her more recent articles in Spring Journal focus on the intersections of Indigenous and Jungian Studies.  She is most intrigued with the theme of human-animal transformation in Indigenous origin stories.  Her home community is with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.

    • Saturday, May 04, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W. Washington D.C. 20016
    • 8
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    Workshop

    Origin and creation stories tell us much about who we are. For some of us, they are our “Original Instructions” of how to live in the world. This workshop will explore Native stories in which humananimal transformation occurs. Through language, land and culture, these stories help us understand our reciprocal relationship to other spirited beings and help us express, and dialogue with, our natural self.

    What Do People Have to Say

    Jeanne Lacourt speaks from the heart of her own experiences growing up on the Menominee Indian Reservation. We are invited to explore what Jung might term the “participations mystique”of the indigenous people of North America. Jeanne expands our perspective through her stories of human-animal transformation and trans-species psychology. Her work is deeply moving and has the power to connect us to the healing potential of the natural world.
    Cynthia Candelaria, Jungian Analyst

    The stories in this work are alive and fill a place in our souls so often left empty.
    - Billye Currie, Jungian Analyst

    Jeanne Lacourt, Ph.D., MS, LPC, NCC, Ph.D., is a Professor of American Indian Studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, a faculty of the Minnesota Seminar in Jungian Studies, and a Jungian Analyst in private practice.  She has authored a book on traditional Indian Education and her more recent articles in Spring Journal focus on the intersections of Indigenous and Jungian Studies.  She is most intrigued with the theme of human-animal transformation in Indigenous origin stories.  Her home community is with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.

    • Friday, May 17, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 13
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    An Evening With...

    C.G. Jung was fascinated by the figure of Merlin. Jung felt that his own work was a response to "le cri de Merlin" sounding from his forest exile in the legend of the Grail. It was Jung's belief that Merlin continued to live in unredeemed and unconscious form in our psyches and in our world – "His story is not yet finished, and he still walks abroad" (Memories, Dreams, Reflections, p. 228).

    This evening's presentation shall explore the role of Merlin for Jung and his place in Jungian psychology with an eye toward its current relevance. Where now is Merlin for us? What may this mean? And what are we to do about it?

    Mark Napack, M.A.,S.T.L., M.S, studied medieval and comparative literature at Columbia University, after which he worked on Jung, the history of religion, and psychology at Fordham, Catholic and Loyola Universities. A long-time graduate and college lecturer, Mark has a special concern for areas of psychology and spirituality and an ongoing involvement with the Collected Works of Jung and Jungian classics. He has presented at international conferences and published in scholarly publications. Mark Napack, LCPC is also a Jungian informed psychotherapist in North Bethesda, MD.

    • Saturday, May 18, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 20
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    Discussion Group

    On May 18thMargaret Placentra Johnston will lead a discussion on Reiki which she describes as taking only a second to describe, minutes to experience, and a lifetime to understand.

    Reiki is a healing energy that can be accessed by laying on of hands or over distances using the powers of focus and intent.  It can be used to heal physical and emotional problems in oneself, in other people or animals, and even to ameliorate difficult situations. 

    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.    Please arrive early so the session can begin promptly at 2:00.  The doors open at 1:30 so participants can meet & greet before the session.  Please use the Hawthorne Place entrance.  

    The Jung Society has moved an on-line registration and to Paypal, you may register and pay on line.  If there are problems with registering on line, please bring $5.00 cash or check.  If you have questions, call Brenda Freeman at 301 587 7412 and leave a message for a callback.  The cell number is 301 919 9047.   Also please don’t wear perfumes, colognes or scents as some of our attendees are allergic to them.


    • Friday, June 07, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Swiss Embassy, 2900 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008
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    EXILE AND HOMECOMING, Personal and Archetypal Narratives in Times of Strife

    Wine and Cheese Reception following the presentation and discussion.
    All profits from the Benefit go towards establishing the Jung Society Scholarship Fund

    Exile and homecoming hit us on many levels. On a personal level the need for home is an expression of attachment observed in all living beings and the specifically human need to create a world of shared meaningful experiences. If you have once experienced loss of home you will probably never take home for granted. The quest for home initiates soul searching. On a collective level home and its loss continue to create global crises. We will explore home models that welcome the stranger without loss of the familiar.

    Message from the Jung Society of Washington

    We are honored to present John Hill as this year’s Jungian Scholar of Distinction. Beloved for the poetic force of his speaking, writing and teaching, this Zurich-based training analyst will address our deepest need and longing to attain a sense of belonging to self, others and place: to be at home in the world.

    John Hill’s thoughtful and poetic work on "Home" has never been more pertinent than it is today. Each one of us has been touched by global currents that disrupt established cultural, economic and social grounding. On a collective level home and its loss continue to create global crises. As teams of migrants move across the globe, searching for fulfillment of this most fundamental need, we who rest secure in our adopted or ancestral homelands feel the fragility of our own sense of belonging to place, self, and one another.

    How do inner and outer experiences of “at-home-ness” converge? The quest for home initiates soul-searching. On a personal level the need for home is an expression of attachment observed in all living beings and the specifically human need to create a world of shared meaningful experiences. But how do we find or reinforce a sense of belonging in such a turbulent world? Hill will present models of home that welcome the stranger without loss of the familiar.

    Join us for this in-depth exploration of Home as the defining archetype of our era.

    John Hill, M.A., earned a diploma in analytical psychology from the Jung Institute of Zurich, where he served for many years as a training analyst, and degrees in philosophy from the University of Dublin and Catholic University. He has a private practice in Zurich and is a training analyst at ISAP-Zurich. Born and raised in Ireland and a graduate of Glenstal Abbey School, he has published, among other works, "Celtic Myth," "Dreams," "Christian Mysticism," and "At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging."

    Please consider underwriting these items:

    Air Travel - $1,000 (receive 2 tickets to the Benefit)
    Food  - $1,000 (receive 2 tickets to the Benefit)
    Honorarium - $2,000 (receive 4 tickets to the Benefit)

    We look forward to celebrating with you! 

    Yes! I want to underwrite the Benefit!

    • Saturday, June 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Butler Boardroom, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Workshop

    Anger is aroused by a perceived threat to self or a significant other. We encounter anger between couples, between parents and children, between siblings, neighbors, in the workplace, or in road rage. The darker side of anger terrorizes the other, humiliates the other, make the other submissive. But anger is part of our evolutionary make-up, and belongs to our survival kit. If you are the angry person you make yourself known in no uncertain terms. You cannot afford to ignore an angry person, an angry group or an angry nation. It demands that you make contact with your shadow, voluntarily or involuntarily. It is a call you cannot avoid. It calls you to become who you truly are.

    John Hill, M.A., earned a diploma in analytical psychology from the Jung Institute of Zurich, where he served for many years as a training analyst, and degrees in philosophy from the University of Dublin and Catholic University. He has a private practice in Zurich and is a training analyst at ISAP-Zurich. Born and raised in Ireland and a graduate of Glenstal Abbey School, he has published, among other works, "Celtic Myth," "Dreams," "Christian Mysticism," and "At Home in the World: Sounds and Symmetries of Belonging."

    Directions to the Butler Boardroom at the American University here.

Past Events

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
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
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 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!


OUR MISSION

The Jung Society of Washington is dedicated to nourishing the human spirit and to serving the longing that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of hardship, imagination, struggle, and creativity.  We support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the primal impulse for personality integration that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation".  With a psychological lens, we deepen the discussion of social issues, history, and current events.  We encourage the development of greater self-awareness and creative expression—individually, in relationships, and within the community. 

CONTACT US
5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
CALL: 202-237-8109
EMAIL: jungsociety@jung.org

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

LIBRARY HOURS
Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
EMAIL: junglibrary@jung.org

DIRECTIONS
BY CAR: From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona. 


BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: D6 bus line.
Parking is available in the streets.
Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.


The Jung Society of Washington is a nonprofit educational institution. Although many of the Jung Society's programs involve analytical psychology and allied subjects, these offerings are intended, and should be viewed, as a source of information and education, and not as therapy. The Jung Society does not offer psychoanalytical or other mental health services.
Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.
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