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Film Night: Matter of Heart with Lesley Taranto

  • Mitchell Theatre, SMSA 280 Pitt St Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia (map)

The film and guided discussion will help us to see Jung as those who loved him did and develop a better understanding of his work, motivations, passions and boundaries.

We looked to Jung in awe as he entered a difficult process of individuation. A process which enabled him to synthesise his inner wisdom into outward expression, despite the (as always) enormous pressure of others' current thinking. The Red Book has illustrated his inner journey. However, his inner journey started from a basis of complex relationship to our/his world. The film "A Matter of Heart" captures some of that basis.

 Who was Carl Gustav Jung? Why has he made such an impact that there are Jung Societies around the world and his ideas and work are still discussed almost 60 years after his death.

The film ‘A Matter of Heart’ was initially released in 1985. It is considered “the classic documentary on Jung”, and Lesley Taranto will share this "... compelling portrait of Carl Jung, whose extraordinary genius and humanity reached far beyond the sometimes-exclusive realm of psychiatry into redefining the essential nature of who we are and what we hope to become.”

 Lesley Taranto has a counselling/psychotherapy practice in the Blue Mountains and currently works with clients suffering from trauma, disability and mental illness issues. She has loved Jung's ideas for many years and applies them in understanding her clients in their wholeness. She is currently vice president of the Sydney Jung Society.


 Date: 13th September 2019
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre Level 1 Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Members $15 Non-Members $25 Non-Member
Concession $20

*Psychotherapists and other practitioners can obtain credit for Professional Development hours recognised by PACFA and ACA for this presentation.