Presentation: Jung and the Paranormal with Dr John Merchant
Aug
11
7:00 pm19:00

Presentation: Jung and the Paranormal with Dr John Merchant

  • Mitchell Theatre, SMSA

Join Sydney Jungian Analyst Dr John Merchant in this exploration of the range of Jung’s researches into paranormal phenomena. John will illustrate his presentation with some contemporary examples so as to reveal the nature and functioning of the total psyche.

Sydney/Purgatorio, Readings & Reflection on the Dark Side of Sydney’s Soul with Dr Craig san Roque
Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Mitchell Theatre, SMSA

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.


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

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

  • SMSA, Level 1

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.

Presentation: The Significance of the Moment - Synchronicity and How Change May Be Determined with Gordon Strong
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Mitchell Theatre

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.

Sydney Jung Society Christmas Party
Nov
11
9:00 pm21:00

Sydney Jung Society Christmas Party

  • Downstairs Lounge in the Criterion Hotel

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.

Presentation: Who Wants to Live Forever: Digital Immortality as a Path to Paradise with Robert Dommett
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

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.

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

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

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

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

Presentation: Regenerating Politics with Glenda Cloughley
Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

Presentation: Regenerating Politics with Glenda Cloughley

  • Sydney mechanics School of Arts

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.

Workshop: Navigating Life Cycles with Dr Susannah Benson
Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Workshop: Navigating Life Cycles with Dr Susannah Benson

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

In our August workshop, Susannah Benson will show how listening to dreams can help us feel into and discriminate the deeper currents, the moving tides of our souls beneath the multi-layered depths of our surface consciousness.

Presentation: The Disasters of War: Imaging the Unimaginable with Brendan McPhillips
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

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.

Presentation: On Remembering with Brendon Stewart
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Presentation: On Remembering with Brendon Stewart

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

Sydney artist Brendon Stewart investigates the purpose for which we humans are, biologically and therefore evolutionarily so able to conjure up a time, a place a situation that in actual fact does not exist?

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

Workshop: Introduction to Embodied Imagination with Robert Bosnak

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

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
7:00 pm19:00

Presentation: The Time Bomb Effects of Trauma with Robert Bosnak

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

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.

Presentation: Carl Jung, a Personal and Professional Challenge with David Russell
Nov
13
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Sydney Mechanics School of Arts

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.