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Sapphire: A Consideration of Poetry and Ideas: A Course with James Hollis

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, February 07, 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM (EST)
  • Zoom, Eastern Time

Registration

  • Members who are Seniors over 65 and Full-Time Students

COURSE

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

Registration closes at 12:00pm EST the day before the program begins. 

Zoom Links will be in your confirmation email.

If you decide to register for this program after the first session, we will not be able to give you a discount due to lateness in the program.


Over four classes we will examine a range of poems and poets whose work raises philosophical and existential questions. 

For the first hour of each class, I will survey the poems and offer a reading and review of them. In the remainder, I’ll invite the class members to ask questions or respond to the issues raised with their own perspectives.

The texts for discussion will be provided upon registration for the course.


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 each session has concluded. You will have 14 days to watch each of the recordings.  

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. Registration closes before Zoom links are shared. If you do not receive your link 24 hours in advance, please reach out asap directly to support@jung.org

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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