Sydney/Purgatorio, Readings & Reflection on the Dark Side of Sydney’s Soul with Dr Craig san Roque
Nov
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sydney/Purgatorio, Readings & Reflection on the Dark Side of Sydney’s Soul with Dr Craig san Roque

In November, join Jungian Analyst, Dr Craig san Roque in a mysterious journey with Sydney as the location of Purgatorio, visited by Dante and Beatrice. They become mixed up with Sydney crimes and the lives of people and through the powerful allegory of Nigeria House some secrets of Sydney’s dark past are revealed.

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Discussion Panel on the Movie Ex Machina with Dr Brendon Stewart, Jacinta Frawley and Louise Fanning
Sep
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Discussion Panel on the Movie Ex Machina with Dr Brendon Stewart, Jacinta Frawley and Louise Fanning

The 2015 science fiction movie Ex Machina explores the relationship between artificial intelligence, God & ego and the difference between man and machine in a suspenseful and profound manner. Our expert panel will explore these complex relationships from three diverse and fascinating perspectives.

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Presentation: Desire, Compulsion … and Jung. How is it that one always fails in speaking of what one loves? With Dr David Russell
Jul
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation: Desire, Compulsion … and Jung. How is it that one always fails in speaking of what one loves? With Dr David Russell

Popular presenter and former Jung Society President Dr David Russell will explore the complexity and and ambiguity of desire and compulsion through a Jungian lens with cultural illustrations from the stories of Cinderella and Scheherazade of the Thousand and One Nights.

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Workshop: The Mystical Experience in Jungian Psychoanalysis With Professor Leslie Stein
May
13
10:00am10:00am

Workshop: The Mystical Experience in Jungian Psychoanalysis With Professor Leslie Stein

In this workshop, aimed at both practitioners and the general public, Jungian Analyst Les Stein will explore the role of mystical experiences in our lives and in psychoanalysis. We will gain some understanding of the nature of mystical experiences, explore their function in the individuation process, and seek to establish some place for these experiences in analysis.

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Presentation: The Significance of the Moment - Synchronicity and How Change May Be Determined with Gordon Strong
Mar
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation: The Significance of the Moment - Synchronicity and How Change May Be Determined with Gordon Strong

In March, the Sydney Jung Society is pleased to host a presentation on synchronicity by prolific UK-based author on the esoteric Gordon Strong. In his presentation, Gordon will follow Jung’s idea that understanding how events are connected by meaning is a beneficial way to understanding the workings of the Universe.

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Sydney Jung Society Christmas Party
Nov
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

Sydney Jung Society Christmas Party

  • Downstairs Lounge in the Criterion Hotel (map)
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This year we will again be having our Christmas party in the Downstairs Lounge in the Criterion Hotel 260 Pitt St Cnr Park Street. The Jung Society will provide the Food and the First Round of Beverages. All Jung Society Members and attendees of Robert's Presentation welcome.

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Presentation: Who Wants to Live Forever: Digital Immortality as a Path to Paradise with Robert Dommett
Nov
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation: Who Wants to Live Forever: Digital Immortality as a Path to Paradise with Robert Dommett

In his November talk, Society President Robert Dommett explores the challenging ground of digital immortality in terms of its archetypal roots, historical development and its modern-day manifestation. Is this the start of a golden age for humanity where we will be the last generation to die or is it the harbinger of the machine apocalypse and our consignment to the depths of a cold, infinite digital hell? This is something that we need to know as we contemplate our options and our future.

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Presentation: Making Our Way Through Part III of the Red Book - Scrutinies with Terence McBride
Oct
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation: Making Our Way Through Part III of the Red Book - Scrutinies with Terence McBride

In our October presentation, under Terence's expert guidance, we will make our way through the third and final section of the Red Book, Scrutinies, which C.G. Jung wrote in late 1917, describing his inner experiences during the first half of the Great War, from 19 April 1914 to 1 June 1916

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Workshop: Listening to the Kindly Ones with Glenda Cloughley and Johanna McBride
Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Workshop: Listening to the Kindly Ones with Glenda Cloughley and Johanna McBride

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (map)
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In their Saturday workshop, Glenda and Johanna will amplify the themes of the Friday night talk, offering an experience in using the regeneration myth and the arts as remedies for the impotent grief and fear many people feel in the climate change crisis. Glenda and Johanna will introduce The Gifts of the Furies, Glenda’s big story-song about relations between people and Earth, which Johanna directed in 25 performances from 2008 to 2012

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Presentation: Regenerating Politics with Glenda Cloughley
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation: Regenerating Politics with Glenda Cloughley

In our September presentation Jungian Analyst Glenda Gloughley will lead us in an evening of lively stories and observations about the renewal of cultural health that still happens when the mystery of regeneration bursts into political life. The focus will be on the women of the 1915 International Congress of Women in The Hague which set a 100-year agenda for European unity and international peace, law and human rights.

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Presentation: The Disasters of War: Imaging the Unimaginable with Brendan McPhillips
May
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation: The Disasters of War: Imaging the Unimaginable with Brendan McPhillips

In the early 1800s the artist, Goya, was present during the conflict between Napoleon and the Spanish partisans. He documented what he saw in a series of etchings called The Disasters of War. These are profoundly moving and profoundly horrifying images, that show us the pity and the humanity that lies beneath the horror.

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Workshop: The Body Poetic - Depth Psychology and the Lived Body with Alison Carroll
Apr
9
10:00am10:00am

Workshop: The Body Poetic - Depth Psychology and the Lived Body with Alison Carroll

Drawing on the psychology of Jung and the post-Jungians, Reich and the Somatic Psychologists this workshop with Alison Carroll will explore how somatic organisation influences the experience of self and environment and how this organisation influences the psychotherapy relationship.

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Workshop: Introduction to Embodied Imagination with Robert Bosnak
Jan
23
10:00am10:00am

Workshop: Introduction to Embodied Imagination with Robert Bosnak

In the tradition of Jungian psychology as developed further by post-Jungian James Hillman and his Archetypal Psychology, Embodied Imagination as a method could be called post-archetypal. It is focused primarily on physical sensations and affects engendered by the involuntary imagination, such as dreams and flashback memories.

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Presentation: The Time Bomb Effects of Trauma with Robert Bosnak
Jan
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation: The Time Bomb Effects of Trauma with Robert Bosnak

Based on embodied dreamwork done with Tsunami victims of March 11, 2011 in Japan it is demonstrated how the after effects of trauma come to the surface years after the events occur. I'll show how the Embodied Imagination method can help victims of trauma find their way back to empowerment.

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Presentation: Carl Jung, a Personal and Professional Challenge with David Russell
Nov
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation: Carl Jung, a Personal and Professional Challenge with David Russell

David will speak of his lifelong engagement with Jung. Even before meeting Jung’s work there was the poetry of St John of the Cross - perhaps the first depth psychologist - and John’s renunciation of the joys of the senses and of the spirit (David’s period in Rome studying at the Pontifical Theological Faculty “Teresianum”. And before Jung there was Freud with his claim that his work didn’t offer a cure but, rather, a most difficult and challenging philosophy of life.

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