Log in

a container for the psyche in an uncertain world

Log in

An Evening with Kenneth Kovacs: It is Solved by Walking

  • Friday, August 18, 2023
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Members who are Full-Time Students


This program WILL NOT BE recorded.

Registration closes at NOON EST. on August 17. 

Zoom Links will be in your confirmation email.

Solvitur ambulando

(Attributed to St. Augustine)

“It is solved by walking.” What exactly is solved by walking? He never said. Perhaps everything—well, at least a lot of things. At any rate, that’s what I discovered walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain several years ago. Søren Kierkegaard said, “Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being…. I have walked myself into my best thoughts. I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.”  Contemporary writer Rebecca Solnit says walking “is how the body measures itself against the earth,” and naturalist John Muir, who walked from Louisville, Kentucky, to Key West, Florida, confessed, “I only went out for a walk and … going out, I found, was really going in.”

As we move toward the end of the summer, after having spent more time outdoors, we’ll explore the meaning of walking from a symbolic and therapeutic perspective and its relation to the individuation process. There’s wisdom and truth that can only be discovered after one dares to leave home, step out on the road, and walk toward the path of the soul.

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France

Camino de Santiago, Spain

Kenneth Kovacs, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst-in-training (Diploma candidate) at the C. G. Jung Institute-Küsnacht and a member of the board of directors of the Jung Society of Washington.  Kenneth is also a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), having worked in congregations in St. Andrews, Scotland; Mendham, N.J.; and currently in Catonsville, Maryland, for more than twenty years.  He is a graduate of Rutgers University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where he completed his Ph.D. in practical theology (theology and psychology).  He is the author of Encounter and Conviction: The Relational Theology of James E. Loder (Peter Lang, 2009) and Out of the Depths: Sermons and Essays (Parson’s Porch, 2016).

ZOOM LINKS: Zoom links can be found in your registration confirmation email. If you sign up before 12:00pm EST (NOON) on Friday, you will receive you Zoom link by Friday at 6:30pm EST.

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!


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