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Bundles of Darkness/Moments of Meeting: The Despoiled and Present State of the Soul, The C.G. Jung Birthday Fundraising Lecture with Dr. James Hollis

  • Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom


  • An anonymous donor will match your donation!
  • When you make a donation of $100 or more, you’ll be entered to win a signed book by Dr. James Hollis!
  • When you make a donation of $200, you’ll be entered to win a signed book by Dr. James Hollis!
  • An anonymous donor will match your donation. With a donation of $25, you will also be entered to win a book by Dr. James Hollis!
  • An anonymous donor will match your donation. With a donation of $35, you will also be entered to win a book by Dr. James Hollis!
  • An anonymous donor will match your donation!
  • When you make a donation of $50 or more, you’ll be entered to win a signed book by Dr. James Hollis!


 This program WILL BE recorded. More information on recordings below. If your schedule does not allow you to attend the workshop, you can still reserve a ticket and a recording will be emailed out to you to watch at your convenience! 

Registration closes at 9:00pm EST on Friday, July 28.

Zoom Links will be in your confirmation email.

The Jung Society of Washington presents our annual celebration of the birthday of Carl Jung (July 26) a “free fundraiser” with the internationally known and highly regarded Jungian author and analyst Dr. James Hollis.  Our goal for the fundraiser is $10,000.  We use this to support our Annual Fund which includes our scholarship fund.  Last year we gave 18 scholarships to people to come to our programs.  Who do they go to?  Some go to people we have known for some time and who are Jungian scholars.  Some go to people from countries outside the US who study Jung, but due to circumstances or economics in their country, they cannot afford the programs. -We take this on a case-by-case basis, but are happy to support people who need help to study Jung! If we have learned anything in the past few years it is the importance of the internal journey.

What is a free fundraiser?  Our program is a free program and a fundraiser — a gift to all who need or want one and an expression of thanks to our Jung Society of Washington community.  We’re offering it free to people who want to dip their toes into Jung, but can’t commit, or to people who just need a free program for whatever reason.  These last few years we all just need a little support sometimes, and we want you to know that we are delighted and grateful to have you with us!  

Sometimes people reach to us for economic support to join our programs.  Donations offered in thanks for this lecture will support our Annual Fund, a portion of which supports of our "scholarship fund,” allowing us to extend programs to people who are otherwise not able to join us.  If ever we have doubted, these past years have convinced us of the critical importance of the inner journey.

IF you need a gift, please come to this lecture for free.  However, as a non-profit we are of course in need of donations.  On average, the first $5 of your donation covers the cost of the Zoom—without the additional labor costs. 

This year we have added a few tweaks to our free fundraiser, so if you think you know about this, check the changes below.  We have some incentives for you.  Of course, you can come for nothing.  But if you donate up to $35 your donation will be met by a wonderful anonymous donor. That means if you donate $5 it becomes $10, if you donate $10 it becomes $20, if you donate $25 it will become $50 and if you donate $35 it will become $70!  We are pretty excited about all of that!!  And of course, if the amount you are trying to donate is not listed below, feel free to go to and input the donation of your choice. We will make sure you receive your donation acknowledgement and admission to the fundraising lecture.

In addition to the new donation system, and our wonderful donor’s support   we have these incentives for you:

- If you donate $20, you’ll be entered to win a book by Jim Hollis

- If you donate $50 or more, you’ll be entered to win a SIGNED book by Jim Hollis

We are also very excited to announce that Jim Hollis has spearheaded the  development of a series of lectures on Jungian psychotherapy.  It covers a variety of topics and the segments are given by internationally known Jungian analysts.  The series will be available internationally soon for purchase on our Teachable website.  We will keep you posted on this, but you will want to view it, and have it to review regularly. 

Please join us for our Celebration of Jung’s Birthday with Jim Hollis!  We appreciate your presence and your generosity and as always — and we can't say this often enough — we thank you for your continued participation in and support of the Jung Society of Washington.

Thank you!


* You will receive your donation letter via email after the program.

Program Description:

The erosion of contemporary institutions and mythic structures triggers both the loss of meaning and the summons to go within to recover a link to the numinous.  The appearance and disappearance of the gods is described in order to dismantle and critique the ego’s futile management systems.  Finally, the mystery of meaning is revealed as something that rises autonomously from the psyche of the individual and links the person to the transcendent, for a while.

Dr. James Hollis, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and the author of 18 books, the latest of which is Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times.

Dr. Hollis was born in Springfield, Illinois, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Manchester University in 1962 and with a doctorate from Drew University in 1967.  He taught Humanities for 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977–82). He served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center in Houston, Texas, for many years, was Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington until 2019, and now serves on their Board of Directors.

He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is Vice President Emeritus of the Philemon Foundation.  Additionally, he is a Professor of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University of San Francisco/Houston.

He lives near Washington, D.C., with his wife, Jill, an artist and retired therapist. Together they have three living children and eight grandchildren.

His books have been translated into Swedish, Russian, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Farsi, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Serbian, and Czech.

Well respected and beloved by those who know him, have studied with him, and have read his books, Dr. Hollis has been generous in sharing his wisdom through the years.

We get through hard times by going through them, as all those before us learned along the same road.  Why should we think our path should be easier than theirs?

James Hollis, Living Between Worlds  

RECORDINGS:  The recording will be sent out 24-48 hours after the lecture concludes. You will have 30 days to watch the recording. Once the 30 days has concluded, you will be able to purchase the lecture on our Teachable site, along with many of our other recorded programs.  

ZOOM LINK: The Zoom link can be found in your registration confirmation email. They will also be shared about 24 hours before the program start time. If you register after 9:00pm on Friday, July 28th, you will receive your zoom link by 10:00am EST on Saturday morning. If you do not receive your link 24 hours in advance, please reach out asap directly to

CANCELLATION: You may cancel your registration up to 1 week prior to the program.

By agreeing to enroll in an online program offered by the Jung Society of Washington, you are also agreeing to comply with our terms. This means that you cannot record (through internal or external devices) the audio, visuals (photos), or  any videos of the program. The intellectual property belongs to the presenter, and we ask you not to violate this policy. Also, we highly value the anonymity of the content of the program, of the presenters, and of individuals present in the program, and hope that everyone can contribute to a respectful and trust-building online environment. Thank you!


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