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THE WAY OF INDIVIDUATION: Is it Relevant in our Conflicted World?

  • 06 Mar 2017
  • 7:30 PM
  • 17 Apr 2017
  • 9:30 PM
  • The Library at the Jung Society, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016


  • Members who are seniors over 65 or full time students

4 Alternate Mondays, Beginning March 6th: (3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17)


Anne Pickup

How do we reconcile the relevance of our inner life with the demands of our conflicted outer world? Jung comments, Our intellect has achieved the most tremendous thing but in the meantime our spiritual dwelling has fallen into disrepair. We reach for more and more knowledge but our hunger is never satisfied. And W.H. Auden writes, We would rather be ruined than changed//We would rather die in our dread//than climb the cross of the present//and let our illusions die . . . .

During our time together we will delve into the archetypal underpinnings of the process of “Individuation” and look for meaningful ways to carry the pain and anxiety of an unknown future. We may ask ourselves, What does psyche want? yet sometimes there are no immediate answers. And though it is universal, it can feel too lonely and frightening to even ask the question.    

Beginning with the archetype of “The Way” and following the path toward greater meaning, we will use stories, myth, dreams, and discussion to help us gain understanding of the necessary surrenders required for the journey.

Anne Pickup, L.C.M.F.T., is a licensed psychotherapist in DC and Maryland with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She received her Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles in 1995. In addition to membership in JAWA she is a founding member of the C.G. Jung Study Center of Los Angeles, faculty member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the IAAP.

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.

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Weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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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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