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The C.G. Jung Memorial Lecture: The Dystopian Mind in a Traumatized World: Cultural Complexes and the Creative Unconscious in Troubled Times with Thomas Singer

  • Saturday, June 15, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Those who have the Individual Membership with us
  • Those who have a Senior Membership with us
  • Those who have the Annual Student Membership


The C.G. Jung Memorial Lecture

This program WILL BE recorded. Read below for instructions regarding the recording for this program.

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

Zoom Links will be in your confirmation email

This is our Jung Memorial Lecture. Around the world Jung Societies, Centers and Institutes do Memorial Lectures to commemorate the death of Jung on June 6, 1961. We seek a world-known, senior analyst to do this lecture and we have been fortunate to have Thomas Singer this year. His work is complex and satisfying. We are delighted to welcome him for this special occasion. 

Over the past three decades, Dr. Thomas Singer has been exploring themes related to the collective psyche and cultural complexes.  These themes come alive and are potent both in the individual and in groups, and have currently gripped our political processes with a vengeance.  

In his talk, Dr. Singer will explore how a dystopian mood has taken hold of the world and what might break its stranglehold on our capacity to imagine a better future, or any future at all.

Thomas Singer, M.D., is a psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco. Dr. Singer’s newest book is entitled Mind of State:  Conversations on the Psychological Conflicts Stirring U.S. Politics and Society which has been co-edited with fellow contributors to The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.   Dr. Singer is the editor of a series of books which explore cultural complexes in different parts of the world, including  Australia, Latin America, Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia.  In addition he has edited Psyche and the CityThe Vision Thing, co-edited the Ancient Greece, Modern Psyche series and co-authored A Fan's Guide to Baseball Fever. Dr. Singer currently serves as the President of National ARAS which explores symbolic imagery from around the world.

FOR ALL REGISTRANTS:  For your convenience, we have provided a link to a time converter below so that you can find out when this event will start in the city where you will be located on the date of the event.  Our location, Washington, DC, is listed for your convenience.  You may enter your home city and change the date and time to obtain accurate information for any of our events.

RECORDING:  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 and one hour before the program begins. Registration closes before Zoom links are shared. 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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