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Friday Evening Lecture

Living More Fully in the Shadow of Mortality


February 3, 2017 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Presenter: James Hollis, Ph.D.
Location: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird

$20.00 non-members (wine and cheese reception)

Jung observed that “life is a short pause between two mysteries.” That fact is not in debate. What does matter, then, is how we live that short pause. E.M. Forster commented that both the corpse and the newborn might speak of those mysteries, but neither one is talking. Given that mortality frames our brief journey, how can we live more fully in its presence without being defined by morbidity, fear, and denial? What attitudes and practices enable us to live more fully? And what psychological maturation brings us to experience this short pause as rich with meaning?


Saturday Workshop

Taking Your Life Back: Steps to the Recovery of a Personal Journey


February 4, 2017 9:30 a.m.– noon

Presenter: James Hollis, Ph.D.
Location: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Inwood at Mockingbird

$40.00 non-members (coffee and rolls provided)

Tiny, dependent, and at the mercy of the world around us, we all have to adapt, adjust, bury, deny, split-off and repress, and thereby lose contact with our own sovereignty and natural source of guidance. The core project of the second half of life is the recovery of that source. This workshop will focus on twenty-one steps we may take toward the recovery of our personal journey.

James Hollis, PhD, is Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington. Dr. Hollis is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst in practice in Washington, D.C. and author of fourteen books, translated into nineteen languages. Recently he contributed a chapter on narcissism to the book A Clear and Present Danger: Narcissism in the Era of Donald Trump. His new book, Taking BackYour Life, will be released soon.

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Jungian Discussion Group

The Jung Society sponsors a book discussion group that meets in the First Unitarian Church's Eisenlohr Library, 4015 Normandy Avenue, the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. On Tuesday June 6, 2017, the group begins a discussion of A Religion of One's Own by Thomas Moore. Alison Henley, past president of the C. G. Jung Society of North Texas, facilitates. All are welcome free of charge. Call (214) 394-1301 for more information.


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