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"I'm always excited by the materials the Faculty of the Jung Society chooses for the programs whether it's poetry, literature, drama, philosophy, meditation, or expressive arts."

- Jung Society Program Participant

    • Monday, September 18, 2017
    • Monday, November 20, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    Book Exploration Course

    Each of these books has psychotherapy at its center.  We’ll begin with the first two books of the Deptford trilogy by Robertson Davies, and in subsequent weeks, we’ll read the play Equus by Peter Shaffer, the novel Trauma by Patrick McGrath, followed by a Shining Affliction by Annie Rogers, and finally, the World is Made of Glass by Morris West.

    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.

    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • Wednesday, December 06, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 1

    Course

    "I had very soon seen that analytical psychology coincided in a most curious way with alchemy.  The experiences of the alchemist were, in a sense, my experiences, and their world was my world.  This was, of course, a momentous discovery: I had stumbled upon the counterpart of my psychology of the unconscious."
    - C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, p. 20

    "[T]he entire alchemical procedure . . . could just as well represent the individuation process of a single individual . . ."
    - C.G. Jung, Mysterium Coniunctionis, CW 14, par. 792

    Alchemy occupied a significant place in Jung’s life and work during his last thirty years.  Three volumes of his Collected Works (CW 12, Psychology and Alchemy; CW 13, Alchemical Studies; and CW 14, Mysterium Coniunctionis) make up a considerable part of Jung’s alchemical writings.  For Jung, the imagery and metaphors of alchemy derived from the collective unconscious and provided an archetypal basis for his own psychology.  This alchemical imagery survives today in the individual soul and provides us with an objective basis from which to approach unconscious material such as dreams and fantasies.  

    The dark, complex, image-dense alchemical material creates a challenge for even the most astute student of alchemy.  Jung put aside the first alchemical book he purchased for almost two years, perceiving it as “blatant nonsense” before deciding to go through it thoroughly.  Jung’s own alchemical writings are challenging due to his tangential style of writing that alludes to relevant imagery and systems of thought (mythology, philosophy, theology).  Today, for those of us who want to delve into alchemy, we have the benefit of the writings of two close followers of Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz and Edward Edinger, each with a stated goal to help the reader more easily grasp the difficult and challenging aspects of Jung’s alchemical writings.

    This course serves as an introduction to alchemy as it relates to Jungian psychology.  We will use two texts:  Alchemy: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology by Marie-Louise von Franz and Anatomy of the Psyche:  Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy by Edward Edinger.  Each author was a close disciple of Jung and viewed Jung’s alchemical works to be fundamental to his overall psychology.   We’ll begin with the von Franz, reading for the first class Lectures 1-4, pp. 13 - 123

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

    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 0

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    Course

    This class will explore Jung’s concept of the symbolic attitude of the psyche.  We will identify symbols of the Self and interface with them using basic art materials, such as pastels, clay, water color, wire sculpture, writing, and gesture.  Exploring both personal and archetypal symbolism will expand our self-understanding and bring us into relationship with the numinous.

    The dynamics of working together as a group will offer an experience of the healing effect of being witnessed and in turn, witnessing.  All of this will happen within the framework of a secure symbolizing space, the Jungian temenos.  No previous experience with the expressive arts is necessary.  You will be asked to keep a journal during the six weeks of the class to record your experiences of becoming familiar with your Self symbols.  Details to follow upon registration.
    Sondra Geller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, has a master’s degree in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. She received her Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is a Jungian Analyst, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist. She is a member of JAWA, AATA, IRSJA, IAAP, and PAJA. 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 and Jungian Art Therapy. She was recently guest co-editor of a special issue of Psychological Perspectives, “Aging and Individuation.”
    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Choir Room of the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
    • 9
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    Discussion Group
    Karen Branan, an investigative journalist, will discuss her book, The Family Tree, a true story of her families' involvement in all sides of a Georgia lynching.  She'll reveal how she got the story, including the role of dreams, and how the journey transformed her, as well as the ways the book continues to bring her together with unknown cousins, both Black and White.    

    "I appreciate Karen Branan's courage and integrity.  It will take her and many more of similar character to truly begin the healing of our country, which still believes it wears the white hat in the country's melodrama .”
     - Dr. James Hollis

    "A gripping story of privilege and power, anger, and atonement, The Family Tree transports readers to a small Southern town steeped in racial tension and bound by powerful family ties. Branan takes us back in time to the Civil War, demonstrating how plantation politics and the Lost Cause movement set the stage for the fiery racial dynamics of the twentieth century, delving into the prevalence of mob rule, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the role of miscegenation in an unceasing cycle of bigotry."
    - From Georgia Center for the Book

    For reviews, reader response, interviews, and blogs go to karenbranan.com.
    • Friday, December 01, 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Sanctuary Room, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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    Lecture

    "Envy and jealousy are awesome and subtle forces in human nature and favorite allies of our individual and collective shadows."
    - Sir Laurence van set Post, Epilogue from, The Life and Work of C.G. Jung

    In his Forward to The I Ching, Jung wrote, "Since a share in something great always arouses envy, the chorus of the envious is part of the picture. "

    Through the lens of analytic psychology, this lecture and workshop explores the role that envy and jealousy play in human relationships. We will look at their archetypal nature and the teleology of the symptoms. We will try to understand what makes us vulnerable to these emotions and ultimately, how they can lead to either destruction or transformation. Mythology, fairy tales and literature as well as dreams and examples from personal life will amplify the role that these difficult emotions play in the individuation process.

    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, Pittsburg, 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.

    • Saturday, December 02, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Memorial Hall, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
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    Workshop

    "Envy and jealousy are awesome and subtle forces in human nature and favorite allies of our individual and collective shadows."
    - Sir Laurence van set Post, Epilogue from, The Life and Work of C.G. Jung

    In his Forward to The I Ching, Jung wrote, "Since a share in something great always arouses envy, the chorus of the envious is part of the picture. "

    Through the lens of analytic psychology, this lecture and workshop explores the role that envy and jealousy play in human relationships. We will look at their archetypal nature and the teleology of the symptoms. We will try to understand what makes us vulnerable to these emotions and ultimately, how they can lead to either destruction or transformation. Mythology, fairy tales and literature as well as dreams and examples from personal life will amplify the role that these difficult emotions play in the individuation process.

    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, Pittsburg, 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.

    • Friday, June 01, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016


    To join a waitlist for the 2018-19 academic year of the Jungian Studies Reading Seminar, please email James Hollis at Archaeon@AOL.com 
    Put into your email subject line:
    Jungian Studies 2018-19, Your Full Name
    Applications will be accepted starting June 1, 2018
    Registration will be upon acceptance to the program.

    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.

    The Fall/Spring semesters of 2017-18, Jungian analysts are teaching celebrated works by Erich Neumann, James Hillman, Marie-Louise von Franz, Emma Jung, Edward Edinger, and Marian Woodman.

    While some of the prior members of the Jung Studies Reading Seminar will be continuing with the program in 2018-19, the Jung Society will open 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 only to read the texts and come prepared for discussion conducted by the analyst. 

    Anyone interested in applying should direct their questions or applications to James Hollis at Archaeon@AOL.com.

    This year the program is graciously underwritten in part by the Prometheus Foundation

    Tuition $800 per semester, $1600 per year. 

    At the end of the two year cycle, a certificate of completion will be conferred.


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.

Cancellation Policy: Registration for Jung Society of Washington events may be canceled with a full refund until one week before the event's date. Thereafter, refunds are not available.

Please refrain from wearing intense perfumes and other fragrances when you attend our programs as some people may be sensitive to them. We thank you in advance.

OUR MISSION
The Jung Society of Washington brings the general public and professional community the insights and tools of analytic psychology and related disciplines. Through programs, classes, visiting speakers, partnerships with like organizations, and digital media, the Jung Society creates a platform for communal discussion regarding the personal and cultural issues that confront us. The tools these programs provide assist individuals, relationships, and societies in a dialogue that enhances understanding the unconscious dynamics that course through personal lives, cultural problems, and historic patterns.

JUNG SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
CALL: 202-237-8109
EMAIL: jungsociety@jung.org

OFFICE & LIBRARY HOURS:
Weekdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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