Log in

a container for the psyche in an uncertain world

Log in


  • Friday, October 16, 2015
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
  • 0


Registration is closed

Friday, October 16

An Evening With...

Bill Dols 

The author Tim O'Brien has observed that "just because it didn't  happen doesn't mean it isn't true."  His celebrated Vietnam memoir, The  Things They Carried, reflects this  truth as found in literature of all  kinds and ages including biblical  narrative.

This evening is devoted to exploring how ancient as well as contemporary texts can serve as mirrors of our own journeying. It offers a brief opportunity to enter the universe of story, found in prose and poetry, as doorway to more than meaning and understanding but to what Joseph Campbell describes as "the experience of being alive."

We will consider a Jesus story, and one by Kent Haruf, as well as poetry by Denise Levertov, Mary Oliver, and William Stafford.

Bill Dols has served parishes in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina as an Episcopal priest for twenty-five years. While pursuing graduate studies in psychology and biblical studies in Berkeley in the 1980s, he began leading seminars for The Guild For Psychological Studies in San Francisco. After eight years as Director of The Educational Center in St. Louis, he moved to Charlotte where, until his retirement in 2001, he served as Minister of Adult Education at The Myers Park Baptist Church. Bill and Shirley now live in Alexandria, where they tutor public-school first graders, quilt and garden, paint and read. Bill continues to contribute to The Bible Workbench, which he created and edited for twenty years, and on occasion, he leads weekend retreats.


5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016


Our offices are closed due to COVID-19.

You can reach us with any questions regarding programs at


Our library is currently closed due to COVD-19. Please email to checkout a book. 




The Jung Society of Washington is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, a nonprofit educational institution. Our IRS form 990 is available upon request. 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.
Privacy Policy
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software