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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The October Lecture/Workshop in our Fall Series!
October 14th and 15th:
Nancy Furlotti, Ph. D.
Attending the Well at the Dawn of Life: For the Quicheˊ Maya, the world has been created and destroyed four times, as described in the Popol Vuh, their sacred book called The Dawn of Life. This account of creation and destruction forms the template of how humans and Gods interact in a recurrent cycle of death and rebirth. The collapse of the Mayan empire over a thousand years ago offers a timeless warning of the cost of human arrogance, war and degradation of the environment. Just as Jung called us to internal exploration and balancing, so the Popul Vuh is a collective call to balance our consciousness with greater respect for the Gods and our environment.
THE POPUL VUH, The Mayan Creation Story: Together we will explore the Mayan vision of the failed first three worlds, and the successful creation of the fourth. We track the often-humorous and always-imaginative descent of two hero twins into the underworld to combat demonic shadow powers. Utilizing Jung’s tool of “amplification” enables us to access psychological insight into this seemingly remote world. As a result, we will both acquire insight into this timeless myth and gain a deeper appreciation of the risk and perils of our own moment in this continuing story.
Nancy Swift Furlotti, Ph.D., is a Jungian Analyst in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. She lectures in the U.S. and internationally, has written numerous articles, and co-edited The Dream and Its Amplification with Erel Shalit.
Location: The Elderdice Room,
4500 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
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A Four-Session Course starting on the 7th of September:
Dr. Melanie Starr Costello:
LOVE, SUFFERING, BETRAYAL: Works by Aldo Carotenuto on Passion and Individuation
What better discloses the tangled truths about individuation than the struggle for human relationship? Two works by the illustrious personality theorist and Jungian analyst, Aldo Carotenuto, will guide us in our discussion of the dynamic tensions between love, affiliation, and the search for personal authenticity. We will consider ecstatic dimensions of the love experience alongside the power of longing to unleash unspeakable features of human personality: obsession, shame, jealousy, the struggle for power, and the fragmentation of identity.
Wednesdays, 7:30- 9:30 p.m.
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