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The Jung Society  of Washington, dedicated to the experience of the Self, serves the "still small voice" of human longing (sometimes called "holy longing") that comes to us in our dreams and in moments of silence, contemplation, creativity, and imagination. Our programs support the exploration of our own psychic depths and the "heroic struggle" for personality integration and wholeness that Dr. Carl Gustav Jung called "individuation." We offer lectures, courses, workshops, evenings with distinguished analysts, that help guide our unique inner venture. Read about our Programs here.

Looking Ahead to Spring 2017!

It has never been more important to become fully aware of ourselves and the world around us: come and explore with us as we launch the Spring Schedule! 

Despite some gaps in information (we are working on filling those gaps in, at the earliest), we have finalized our schedule and want to invite you to peruse, ruminate and plan.

 With warm wishes for these cold winter weeks, 

the Jung Society of Washington

Like the programs we offer? Please consider volunteering your time at the JSW, we'd love to see more of you! 

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FALL 2016

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All About the Society

Learn about our mission  and about Carl Jung.

See who is on our Board of Directors and Staff here.

Find a Jungian Analyst in the Washington DC area.


We have posted more than twenty articles written by our members, members of The Jungian Analysts of Washington Association and other Jungian Analysts for your reading pleasure.


See what other Jungian organizations around the country are doing.

We hope that you visit our library at the Jung Society, but if you are looking to start your own collection of books on all things Jung, click here to check out this curated collection!

The Jung Society of Washington proudly presents: 


A Lecture by James Hollis, PhD, 

Friday, March 3rd

The recent national election revealed deep divides in the American public, crevices that have been widening for years, but which are timeless in the human psyche. What does the election reveal to us about ourselves? How are we to understand the heat these matters generate? What is our work going forward?

An hour presentation will lead to conversation among us, and perhaps to greater understanding of ourselves and each other as well.

Dr.Hollis is the author of fourteen books translated into seventeen languages. Among them are: Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life, and most recently, Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives.

Friday March 3rd, 7:30- 9 p.m.

The Sanctuary of the Palisades Community Church,

5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20016

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Jungian Analyst and Executive Director of the Jung Society, James Hollis, welcomes and introduces all to the Jung Society of Washington. See more of his videos here.

What's Next:

01 Mar 2017 7:30 PM • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. 20008
03 Mar 2017 7:30 PM • The Sanctuary, Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
06 Mar 2017 7:30 PM • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

Spring, 2017 Course


Dr. James Hollis

March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

"On This Journey We Call Our Life"

We can slip-slide our way through life, and then leave it without having been here. If we live guided by “answers” they will prove to be someone else’s answers, or, if ours, grow insufficient as life brings us to new intersections. This course, rather, is predicated on living the “questions.” Together, we will consider such questions as “What is my shadow, and how do I make it conscious?” “What are my spiritual points of reference?” “What supports me when nothing supports me?”

Required Reading: On This Journey We Call Our Life: Living the QuestionsInner City Books: 2003

Tuesdays 7- 8:30 p.m.

The Sanctuary of the Palisades Community Church

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If you're thinking of working with a Jungian analyst, the Jungian Analysts of Washington Association (JAWA) website lists analysts in the District of Columbia, in Maryland, and in Virginia. They also offer CE-bearing educational programs for therapists and non-therapists.

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Jung Society of Washington

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW Washington 20016


Executive Director - James Hollis, Ph.D.

President - Erminia Scarcella, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.

Office and Library Hours:

Weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Member Benefits: Members have borrowing privileges at our library and receive a discounted fee to most of our events. 

Looking for a local Jungian  Analyst?

Other Program Venues:

Wesley Theological Seminary - 4500 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.

Jung Society of Washington

Directions: The Jung Society of Washington is located in the educational building of the Palisades Community Church. From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona.  We are accessible via the Metro D6 bus line.  Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

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