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.
Our October speaker will share her personal journey of transformation through the ancient sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. Through Rebecca’s experiences, we too can learn how these can be applied to deepening our own inner worlds.
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.
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.
Workshop: Addressing desire and compulsion in clinical practice: A Jungian perspective on use of cultural/fairy stories to help understand the power of desire and compulsion with Dr David Russell
In the Workshop, David develops practical approaches to compulsion and addiction, based on the ideas from his Friday night presentation.
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.
Join one of the world's top female futurists in an analysis of the archetypes at play in our fragmented consumer society, the loss of soul and the role that traditional wisdom frameworks will play in the future.
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.
This presentation addresses vital questions about Jungian individuation like; what the "Self" looks like in an individual, is it ever possible to achieve it, does it need analysis or can it arise otherwise, why is it so important and what does it take to realize it
Presentation: Subtle Bodies: Esoteric Traditions Ancient and New with Associate Professor Jay Johnston
Learn about subtle bodes from an international expert on the subject. Understand this fascinating layer between the physical and metaphysical realms.
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.
Robert Bosnak will present cases in the fields of real estate, business, physics, choreography and other areas as well as from psychotherapy and healing.
In this special start to the Sydney Jung Society calendar, celebrated international Jungian Robert Bosnak shows us how through directed dreaming, dreams not just digest the past, they play with possible futures.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
In our August talk, Jacinta will look at the origins of the zombie in popular culture and wonder how we can understand the twin notions of the Zombie Apocalypse and the everyday zombie as a source of tremendous creativity and humour.
In our July presentation, Joanna’s focus will be on the relationship between Carl Jung’s Gnostic essay ‘Seven Sermons to the Dead’ and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, the Gospel of Philip and the Gnostic creation myths in general.
The focus of David's follow-up workshop will be on the application of Jungian insights into depression to one’s clinical practice. However, the material will in no way exclude non-practitioners from attending.
Human frailty is at the heart of any exploration of depression as are the patterns of loss and love. Attending to the phenomenon of depression is a way of taking experiences of loss and love for a long, languorous stroll.
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.
Celebrated international Jungian analyst and author Thomas Singer will present on two of his lifelong interests—the ARAS Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism and the Cultural Complex project and will tease out the nature of their interconnectedness
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.
Internationally celebrated author and presenter Claire Dunne explores aspects of Jung's life in the light of fate, desire, choice or destiny as its propelling force, this talk will seek insights in his own statements and some reflection on them.
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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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.
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.