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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.




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Beginning January 14th, 2016:


An introduction to the Kriya Yoga Sutras 

of Patanjali

Heidi Lindemann and Michael Perry have offered several courses focusing on the journey into the psyche through the study of planets; this Winter, they offer a new technique to go deeper into that journey- meditation, organized around the writings, or sutras (literally, "threads") of Patanjali. 

These Yoga sutras are teaching points about the mind and its nature; studying them and using meditation will provide a non-violent entry into the psyche, help digest material churned up from the psyche and minimize the physical and psychological effects of such revelations. The sutras are designed to provide a road map to parts of the mind--as detailed in detail and nuance by yoga--that are accessible, and to re-integrate new revelations to everyday life in the form of self-awareness.

Although here will be some necessary instruction, participants will spend the main portion of this class practicing the formal techniques of Kriya Yoga. No previous meditation experience is necessary. The instructors will check and give additional instructions to continuing participants.

The Jung Society of Washington,

 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.


Jung's Model of the Psyche
Irene Gad, MD 

Unpublished, and written specifically for Adapted from a talk given to a small professional group.

A Native American myth recounts that the Creator gathered all of creation and said, "I want to hide something from humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they can create their own life and their own reality." The eagle said, "Give it to me; I'll take it to the moon and hide it there." But the Creator said, "No, one day they will go there and will find it." Then the salmon said, "Give it to me; I'll hide it in the bottom of the sea." "No," said the Creator, "they'll get there too." Well, the buffalo came and said, "Give it to me; I'll bury it in the plains." The Creator said, "No, they will get there. They will cut into the skin of the earth, and they will find it even there." But then Grand Mother mole came, the one that has no physical eyes to see on the outside but has spiritual eyes and the capacity to see on the inside, and she said, "Put it inside them; they'll never find it there." And the Creator said, "It is done." (continue)

What's Next

14 Jan 2016 7:30 PM (EST) • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
16 Feb 2016 7:00 PM (EST) • Guy-Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Beginning February 16th, 2016:



Mythologems are archetypal ideas, motifs, energies.  We will explore how these organizing patterns such as “the child,” “the parent,” “the hero task” operate in our lives.   Additionally, we will discuss the psychopathology of everyday life, archetypal understandings of “the gods,” and the elements of the “personal myth.”

Reading: James Hollis, Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World.

Toronto: Inner City Books, 2004.

Location: Guy-Mason Recreation Center,

3600 Calvert St., N.W.,

Washington, D.C.

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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

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. 

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Other Program Venues

Guy Mason Recreation Center - 3600 Calvert St., NW, Wash DC

Wesley Theological Seminary - 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Wash DC
George Mason University, , 3351 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia

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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