Archive of Presentations - 2018


SPECIAL EVENT

5pm, Sunday 11th November 201

"The People's Passion"

Music and Lyrics written by Glenda Cloughley

Musical Direction: Johanna McBride.

at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture.

This is a Chorus of Women’s big performance event for the 11 November Centenary of the First World War Armistice. 

This Sunday at 5pm at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, cnr Kings Avenue and Blackall Street, Barton.

T
he 50 Canberrans in the Chorus of Women, Children’s Chorus and instrumental ensemble are being conducted by Johanna McBride. 

The leading role of Nobel Peace Laureate Jane Addams will be sung by Canberra soprano Louise Page AOM in one of her final performances before retirement. Our Narrator is the wonderful storyteller and actor Miriam Pickard who has created mythic performance events here, and worked closely with Jungian analysts Craig San Roque in Alice Springs and Glenda Cloughley.

Cost: $30 ($20 conc.)    Tickets:  www.trybooking.com/431332


SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday 3rd Nove
mber 201

Evelynne Joffe

"A Workshop: Shadow Work and the Tarot"


(at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham  10:30 am - 4:00 pm  Cost $50/$40)
 

If it is not attended to, the shadow will appear in the world around us as fate”  .. C.G. Jung

The personal shadow contains the parts of ourselves that we have disconnected from, our unresolved inner conflicts and unexpressed emotions. The shadow, if not faced, can lead to self destructive behaviour, depression and illness. The shadow also contains any undeveloped abilities, our artistic, musical, creative parts that have never been expressed.
 

The Tarot also has its shadow side. In this workshop we shall use the Tarot to shed light on the shadow aspect of the cards and how we can work with them to discover the shadow self and once discovered, work to integrate it.
 

Evelynne Joffe has been a teacher of Kabbalah and of Tarot for over 25 years. She is in a private practice as a counsellor and dream therapist in Melbourne and uses the imagery of the Tarot as a counselling tool. She is a past President of the Tarot Guild of Australia and has written and lectured widely on the subjects of Kabbalah and Tarot in many forums, in Australia and overseas. 

Cost: $50 ($40 conc.)  Morning and aftermoon tea were provided.  We brought ours lunches, with something to share!


Contact Information: 
   W
ebsite: www.spiritualstudies.com.au  
   Email:     ejoffe@iprimus.com.au



Friday 2nd
November 201


Evelynne Joffe

"Journey Through the Archetypes of the Tarot"


(at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham  8:00 - 10:00 pm)

 

Just as for the purpose of individuation, or Self-realisation, it is essential for a man to distinguish between what he is and how he appears to himself and to others, so it is also necessary for the same purpose that he should become conscious of his invisible system of relations to the unconscious.”  
("
Two Essays on Analytical Psychology" by Carl Jung).

In this talk we undertook a journey through the 22 cards of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. Carl Jung saw all of the Tarot images as "descended from the archetypes of transformation" (Jung, 1959/1990, p. 38). 

Each of these cards represents a lesson that a human soul must learn in order to individuate, to become an authentic Self.
   

This searching for wholeness as well as the teachings of the shadow and of archetypes can all be paralleled to the psychological journey towards wholeness on this journey.

Evelynne Joffe has been a teacher of Kabbalah and of Tarot for over 25 years. She is in a private practice as a counsellor and dream therapist in Melbourne and uses the imagery of the Tarot as a counselling tool. She is a past President of the Tarot Guild of Australia and has written and lectured widely on the subjects of Kabbalah and Tarot in many forums, in Australia and overseas. 


Special Event

Friday 26 October 2018 7 pm

Moving Architypes and Padma Menon invite you to
"RASA"
an evening of dance contemplation
inspired by the ancient dance traditions of India!

(at the Currie Crescent Community Centre. 11 Currie Crescent, Kingston 7:00 pm) 

We were invited to an evening of mythical stories, philosophy, reflections and dance with Padma Menon and participants in the Moving Architypes courses.

We joined in the world of powerful architypes such as Durga the warrior goddess, the Blue God Krishna and others in a warm and informal setting.

Time:         Friday 26 october 2018  7:00 pm
Location:   Cu
rrie Crescent Community Centre. 11 Currie Crescent, Kingston  7:00 pm
Tickets   $15 (light refreshments included)
Bookings:
 
https://www.movingarchetypes.com.au/bookings/rasa-an-evening-of-dance-contemplation


Web:
        
 www.movingarchetypes.com.au
FaceBook:
https://www.facebook.com/movingarchetypes/


Special Event

Wednesday 17th October 2018  5:30 pm

Eva K. Warren
Book Launch: "A Dream in a Teacup"

at the "Fox and Ivy Cafe", Liversidge St, Acton

Book Launch:  'A Dream in a Teacup'  written by one of our members Eve Warren, was launched at the 'Fox and Ivy cafe' Liversidge Street Acton on Wednesday 17th October at 5-30 pm.

"A Dream in a Teacup" is set in working class Canberra in 1949. Brigid, the protagonist holds great stead with her dream.  In an effort to make some sense of her life, she records and works through them daily.  Through her next door neighbour, Brigid comes to hear about Carl Jung, and from what she could gather, Carl Jung and
Hildegard von Bingen, the
 eleventh century nun, shared quite a lot in common and ultimately, both becoming a catalyst in Brigid's redemption.

"A Dream in a Teacup" by Eva K Warren.



Friday 5th October 2018


Change of programme:
Unfortunately, Kaye Gersch was not able to deliver her presentation
"Dark Night of the Soul",
but we instead had:


Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam PhD, RMT, CMPACFA, CMAMTA:

"When Words Fail -
Using creative therapies within existing practices
to address complex trauma"


When Words Fail
is a music-based psychotherapeutic approach that gives clients the opportunity for non-verbal expression, using symbolism, imagery and visualisation with music, visual arts, movement and drama. Deep emotional expression within the symbolism of rhythm and drumming, song expression, music improvisation, art mandalas, working with collage, verse in song and in poetry, are enjoyable and creative forms of expression to accompany existing therapeutic practices when dealing with physical and psychological trauma.

Kirstin’s presentation included how psychological theories underpin her work along with current neuroscientific research and case studies videos.

Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam is passionate about empowering people to achieve their potential. She has a private practice specializing in communication disorders and issues of trauma, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and general and EAP counselling. She developed her unique psychotherapeutic approach using imagery and visualisation, mindfulness meditation, visual arts, music making and singing from her own research. She underpins her work with psychological theories and current research.

Kirstin completed a psychology major in her BA along with ethnomusicology and musicology majors at the University of New England. She then studied a Master of Counselling at Western Sydney University followed by research in a Masters degree which focused on reducing depression in severe dementia with a choir therapy and reminiscence program. Her PhD is focused on reducing depression in mid-later life with a community choir therapy program.

You can contact Kirstin:
P: 
(0411) 533 466
E:  kirstenrg@bigpond.com
W: www.kirstinrg.com
 

Special Event

Tuesday 11th September
2018
6:30 - 9:00 pm

Diane Bellchambers:


Empowering Seminar:
"Exploring the Astral Plane -
What happens when we sleep
and when we die?
"

at the Hyatt Hotel, 120 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla (Canberra)
Note: Not our usual Friday-meeting time or location!

Diane Bellchambers (Hons Psych)
is a speaker, educator and author who has presented practical dream training for over twenty five years, and authored two books on dreams.

E: diane.bellchambers@icloud.com
M: (0457) 115 225



Special Event

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September
2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Diane Bellchambers:


Dream Power Workshop:
"Let your dreams solve your problems -
Dream your way to success
!"


at the Hyatt Hotel, 120 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla (Canberra)
Note: Not our usual Friday-meeting time or location!

In this workshop, we learnt the best way to remember our dreams, and how to understand what they want us to know.

Q: "What about all those dreams that I missed?"
A: "Even if you don't remember all your dreams, attending the Dream Power workshop helped to sharpen our inner radar
    so that we can 'tune in' to your dreams ... and work with life rather than against it!

The workshop is a blend of psychology, mindfulness and spirituality.  Everyone is welcome!
 
Diane does not charge for this event, but accepts donations.

There is free parking in the government car park outside the hotel on weekends.


Diane Bellchambers (Hons Psych)
is a speaker, educator and author who has presented practical dream training for over twenty five years, and authored two books on dreams.

Please RSVP directly to Diane:

E: diane.bellchambers@icloud.com
M: (0457) 115 225



Friday 7th September 2018


Les Stein:

"The Mystical Experience in Psychoanalysis"

(at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham  8-10 pm)
 

Mystical experiences of greater or lesser extent are seen as the highest potential of human life.  They are measured by a union with the godhead or nature but they are also a subjective experience in the psyche of an individual.  From a psychoanalytic perspective, the Mystical Experience is an individuation milestone and Jung calls its occurrence the “real therapy.” 

Jungian Analyst Les Stein explored the psychoanalytic theories of how such an experience occurs, how Jung understood it, and whether analysis can assist the receptivity to that event.  The lecture is based on his new book: "Depth Psychology of the Mystical Experience: Receptivity to the Numinous" (2018) London: Karnac.

Les Stein is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in Sydney.  He is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute of New York and a member of the New York Association for Analytical Psychology, the Australian New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association for Analytical Psychology.  His latest forthcoming book is “Deep Psychology of the Mystical Experience” for Karnac Books, London.


Mondays 3rd, 10th and 17th. September 2018

Dr Richard Barz

"The Basics of Hinduism: A Workshop Approach"

at MacKillop Conference Centre,
50 Archibald St, Lyneham (Canberra)

7:30 - 9:30 pm

Cost: $10
(Supper included!)

Among the world’s major religions, Hinduism has one of the longest unbroken traditions. As Carl Jung realised, it also has a sophisticated symbolism that draws upon the deepest levels of the unconscious.

We explored the insights of the Hindu tradition and their relevance for the contemporary lives of people of any cultural background. Everyone is Welcome. The format will be in workshop style with an initial hour of presentation followed by an hour of questions and discussion.


Monday September 3, 7:30-9:30 PM:
    Hindu Roots: Sacrifice, Dharma, Karma, Samsara

    Text:
        “I in my grandeur have surpassed the heavens and all this spacious earth,
have I not drunk of Soma juice?”
        Hymn to Indra,
Rig Veda 10:119: 8
        Tr. R.T.H. Griffith


Monday September 10, 7:30-9:30 PM:
    Classical Hinduism: Brahman, Atman, Jiva, Krishna, Shiva, Shakti

    Text:
        “Brahman is the supreme imperishable;
The over-soul is called innate nature;”
        Bhagavad Gītā
8:3
        Tr. F. Edgerton


Monday September 17, 7:30-9:30 PM:
    Hinduism in Action: Yoga, Tantra, Bhakti, Temple Worship

    Text:
        “I found a raft formed by a snake in the Ocean of Existence;
 If I let go, I shall drown, if I hang on, it will bite my arm.”
        The
Sākhīs of Kabīr
        Tr. Charlotte Vaudeville

Dr. Richard Barz

is a retired member of the School of Culture, History and Language,
Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific.


Friday 3rd August 2018

Dr Richard Barz:

"The Anima, the Animus and the Yoginis
"

Of all of the concepts that Carl Jung has bequeathed to the world, none is more intimately accessible than the anima/animus.

On the subject of the anima, the feminine side of a man’s psyche, Jung wrote in his 1954 articleArchetypes of the Collective Unconscious” that “Although she may be the chaotic urge to life, something strangely meaningful clings to her, a secret knowledge or hidden wisdom, which contrasts most curiously with her irrational elfin nature… This aspect appears only to the person who gets to grips with her seriously. Only then, when this hard task has been faced, does he come to realize more and more that behind all her cruel sporting with human fate there lies something like a hidden purpose which seems to reflect a superior knowledge of life’s laws. It is just the most unexpected, the most terrifyingly chaotic things which reveal a deeper meaning.”

As for the animus, the masculine side of a woman’s psyche, Jung describes him in “The Psychology of the Child Archetype” (1949/50) as the masculine personification of the unconscious which is confronted by a feminine consciousness. Since the anima and animus are universal archetypes, it is not surprising that both of them should be embodied in statues of ancient Hindu feminine spirits called yoginis.

In his talk Richard Barz introduced some of these images, which he photographed on a recent trip to India, and the secrets of the anima/animus that they hold. One of these images is this portrayal of Śrī Vībhatsā ‘the cruel yogini’ seated on a prone male figure.  (This image: Bheṛāghāṭ, Jabalpur District, Madhya Pradesh, photo by R. Barz
)

Dr. Richard Barz
is a retired member of the School of Culture, History and Language, Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific.


Friday 6th July 2018  8:00 pm

Robert Tulip:

Carl Jung's Book "Answer to Job"

Is God good?  This is the fundamental question that Carl Jung wrestles with in Answer to Job, a book he said is his only one that he would not want to revise at all. 

Jung’s psychoanalysis of the Old Testament Book of Job looks at questions such as the possible motivation of God to allow Satan to torment Job, even though Job was a good and pious man.  Jung maintains that his analytic framework here is not Christian theology but scientific psychology, seeking to see phenomena as they are rather than make any supernatural assumptions.  This method leads him to confront the psychological desire of human societies to construct their theories of God in their own image, as in the example of the comforting traditional belief that God is good.

This talk opens a discussion of how Jung handles these moral themes in Answer to Job, and how he extends this contested moral framework into a broader discussion of Christian cosmology.  Answer to Job is Jung’s sequel to Aion, which I discussed for Canberra Jung Society in 2017  (Available here).

I am discussing Answer to Job on the booktalk discussion forum -
https://www.booktalk.org/answer-to-job-t29062.html.

You can read the full text of Robert's presentation in our Articles Index
and you can even listen to
Robert's address and the question and answer discussion.

Robert Tulip has Bachelors and Masters Honours Degrees in philosophy from Macquarie University.  After thirty years working for the federal government, he is now returning to focus on these intellectual interests, especially the philosophical problems of psychology and religion. 


Dorothea Wojnar's Dream Group

Six Wednesdays: June-July
2018.
7:30 pm (not 8 pm)

 Wesley Uniting Church,

22 National Crt, Forrest, ACT
(NOT our usual meeting place at Lyneham)


Cost:  $ 10 per evening to cover costs.
Any surplus goes to
the Jung Society.

The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends. For all ego-consciousness is isolated; because it separates and discriminates, it knows only particulars, and it sees only those that can be related to the ego.

Its essence is limitation, even though it reaches to the farthest nebulae among the stars. All consciousness separates; but in dreams we put on the likeness of that more universal, truer, more eternal man dwelling in the darkness of primordial night.

There he is still the whole, and the whole is in him, indistinguishable from nature and bare of all egohood. It is from these all-uniting depths that the dream arises, be it never so childish, grotesque, and immoral.(1) 

The group is facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar.  Members of the group shared their dreams and used active imagination in working with the dreams.

Dream

Dorothea is a psychotherapist and she is currently training as a Jungian analyst with the C. G .Jung Institute of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts. Dorothea has extensive experience as a group leader and therapist across a range of people and issues, working in both a public health facility as well as in private practice.

For further information, please contact Dorothea Wojnar on 6292 2014 or (0413) 245 835.

(1) Jung, C.G. (1933) The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man in Collected Works Vol 10 Civilization in Transition. pg. 304.


Friday 1st June 2018

Dr David Russell:

"In Therapy ... a Celebration of Subjectivity"

It is the personal, interior life that gives us something to think about.
The rest is only drama
.
(John Ashbery, American poet)

As the gods constituted the inner world in ancient Greece so Jung allowed the figures of his psyche to work on him. He let them instruct him. Being in Jungian therapy is an ongoing invitation to enter a Socratic dialogue in which the question at stake is not what is being talked about, but who is doing the talking. In the language of today it is the voices of the inner world, the images of our dreams that do the talking and that constitute the psychological life.

We know from the Red Book that Jung took the images and the voices that came to him with utter seriousness. His psyche had things to tell him. And he felt that he needed to listen. He felt he needed to take what was said at face value, even to take it literally: the tone, the manner, the language, the very accent.
The organising image for this talk will be the delightful Persian poem The Conference of the Birds by the 12th century Sufi poet Farid ud-Din Attar. Henry Corbin, the French scholar of Islamic philosophy called it a “peak of mystical experience”.


David
is a past president of the Sydney Jung Society. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies and research in psychology at the University of Sydney. Here he was introduced to the writings of Sigmund Freud (unusual for a Department of Psychology) and developed an ongoing enthusiasm for the history and philosophy of psychology. After a few years in private practice he moved into an academic career, which culminated in the establishment of the Master of Analytical Psychology degree at the University of Western Sydney. David has currently returned to private practice in Sydney CBD.  


Friday 4th May 2018

Trish Brown:

"CG Jung's Work on Psychological Type
and its further Development by
the Myers-Briggs and MajorsPT-Elements
Psychological Type Inventories"

In 1936 Jung stated “The typology system I have proposed is an attempt, grounded on practical experience, to provide an explanatory basis and theoretical framework for the boundless diversity that has hitherto prevailed in the formation of psychological concepts. In a science as young as psychology, limiting definitions will sooner or later become an unavoidable necessity. Some day psychologists will have to agree upon certain basic principles secure from arbitrary interpretation”. (Psychological Types, Volume 6 of his collected works page 555.)

Jung concluded that differences in behaviour result from our inborn tendencies or archetypes, that drive us from within to use our minds in different ways. He felt what is important is our natural inclination to either “introversion” or “extraversion” combined with our preference for one of what he called the “four basic psychological functions”, thinking, feeling, sensation and intuition.

In his true fashion Jung then left it up to others to ponder his ideas and try to come up with a psychological technique that would validly and reliably measure a person’s preference for these tendencies.

In 1962 Katharine Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Myers, after spending 20 years studying Jung’s work, published the first Myers-Briggs Manual. This instrument has been developed further. It has been used (and abused) by many organisations over the subsequent years. In 2011 Mark Majors introduced the Majors PT-Elements inventory. This is a further development of Jung’s ideas, introducing subscales into the functions. 

This event presented an overview of Jung’s ideas on personality types, and a brief introduction to the Myers-Briggs and Majors instruments. It was
followed by a one day workshop on Saturday May 12 for those who are interested in exploring the Myers-Briggs Inventory further and developing an understanding of their own preferences in relation to the psychological functions. This was presented in an informal, fun way.

It was
necessary for participants in the workshop to fill out a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator questionnaire at least a week before the workshop.

Workshop attendees can contact Trish at trishbrown2002@hotmail.com.
 

Trish Brown is an accredited presenter of the Myers-Briggs and MajorsPT-Elements (Step 11) personality inventories. She has a B.Ed and Masters Degrees in Paychology, Law and Dispute Resolution. She has worked as a school teacher, psychologist, school counsellor, union organiser, lawyer and mediator.

Currently she works as a Family Lawyer in her own practice and is registered with the Attorney General’s Dept. as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner conducting family mediations in litigation and non litigation matters. Throughout her career Trish has found the ideas of Jung as reflected in the Myers-Briggs and MajorsPT-Elements inventories invaluable in contributing to her attempts to understand differences in personality types and has tried to use this understanding in assisting parties to resolve conflicts.
 



Saturday 12th May 2018

Trish Brown:


"A One-Day Workshop on the Myers-Briggs
Psychological Type Inventory"

A week after her lecture on Friday 4 May, Trish presented a one day workshop on Saturday May 12 for those who are interested in exploring the Myers-Briggs Inventory further and developing an understanding of their own preferences in relation to the psychological functions. This was presented in an informal, fun way.

It was
necessary for participants in the workshop to fill out a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator questionnaire at least a week before the workshop. Thus, intending participants contacted Trish at least a week beforehand via email at trishbrown2002@hotmail.com

All responses to the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator questionnaires were treated with the strictest confidence.


The cost for the workshop, held at our regular venue, the MacKillop Conference Centre at Lyneham, was $60 for members or $70 for non-members, payable on the day by cash or cheque, or via EFT.

Morning and afternoon tea was provided. Workshop participants supplied their own lunch.  Fridge and microwave oven were available.

Trish Brown is an accredited presenter of the Myers-Briggs and MajorsPT-Elements (Step 11) personality inventories. She has a B.Ed and Masters Degrees in Paychology, Law and Dispute Resolution. She has worked as a school teacher, psychologist, school counsellor, union organiser, lawyer and mediator.

She currently works as a Family Lawyer in her own practice and is registered with the Attorney General’s Dept. as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner conducting family mediations in litigation and non-litigation matters.
Throughout her career Trish has found the ideas of Jung as reflected in the Myers-Briggs and MajorsPT-Elements inventories invaluable in contributing to her attempts to understand differences in personality types and has tried to use this understanding in assisting parties to resolve conflicts.
 


Friday 6th April 2018

Valerie Albrecht:

"The Story of a Navajo Medicine Man"

                                   
Elroy: "This story is one of acceptance. And that is the book’s intention - to speak to people of acceptance, to make a difference to people’s beliefs and experience of acceptance, to bring acceptance and unity into the hearts of all people and to remind each individual of their divinity."


Elroy is a Navajo Medicine Man from Arizona who is a paraplegic. Valerie is an author, writer and speech pathologist from Australia who has been chosen by Elroy to be the first writer to put his words into a book.  The creation stories, stories of his people, his pain and suffering are powerful medicine to the reader and sing to us like mystical chants dancing into our hearts.” 
(Book reviewer).

Valerie Albrecht, Biographer of Indigenous Peoples, has written the life, work and world views of Elroy Begay, a Navajo Medicine Man who unexpectedly invited her to do so. The telling and scripting spread over four years of meetings and conversations, living within his family and community on Chinle Reservation Arizona between two cultures, Western and Navajo, attending and assisting his ceremonies, researching which brought experiences in Reservation health and education systems and processing and writing between western linear time and Indigenous round story telling time.

Clearly interwoven throughout The Story Behind The Story: Biography of A Navajo Medicine Man are Elroy’s creed and core principles of acceptance and the Unity of Mankind which he believes is our destiny. He teaches through this book: acceptance of your history, your culture, yourself and your uniqueness, and for the ‘hand’ you have been dealt.

In this presentation,
Valerie discussed, with slides, ceremonial instruments and ceremony:

  • How the book came to be written – ancestral synchronicity?

  • The Navajo Creation stories and their lessons,

  • Time honored traditional medicine practices permissible to be shared,
         ceremonial instruments and invite us to participate in a Navajo healing ceremony.

  • Her processing of what proved to be an intensley paradigm shifting experience for both herself and Elroy,

  • She will also address this US reviewer’s questions: Australian female biographer writes Navajo Medicine Man? A white non-indigenous non-American person writing about an American indigenous “red” person? Their reservation, way of life, traditions, history, medicines?  What about the politics of gender, culture, identity, race? What colored glasses was Albrecht looking through with the English colonization and atrocities toward Australian Aboriginal people so closely mirroring our own white American colonization and atrocities?

Copies of Valerie’s book will be available on the evening for $25:
"The Story Behind The Story: Biography of A Navajo Medicine Man"
Told by Elroy Begay. Crafted by Valerie Albrecht. Published by Austin McCauley UK 2017

You can read more about Valerie’s work and her books on
www.theoceanofenergy.com  

Valerie Albrecht is a Western Eastern Health Practitioner, Speech Pathologist, Yoga Practitioner, Author Biographer with Aboriginal People, and Story Healer. She currently lives in Canberra. 


Friday 2nd March 2018

Irene Nuria Daly:

"The Witch as teacher in Fairy Tales"


This approach provides a unique way of understanding the deep mystical meaning, hidden in the depths of many fairy tales and how these insights can be applied to the lives of modern day seekers of truth. In this we discover the crucial role and person of the teacher, often disguised as the ‘witch’ representing the external teacher, as well as the internalised teachings which guide us on our journey.

We have a realisation of the quest or journey itself and the great battles we have to fight to overcome the demons and dragons deep within us. We gain from the mastery we achieve when using the tools or spiritual practices including sound, which we have learned from our teachers.

We have a realisation of the quest or journey itself and the great battles we have to fight to overcome the demons and dragons deep within us. We gain from the mastery we achieve when using the tools or spiritual practices including sound, which we have learned from our teachers.

We explore the inner realms of the creative imagination – the Alam al Mithal, and our common crucial purpose of finding and integrating the great Creative Feminine - of Sophia the Wise and Beautiful, without which the King (in Sufi terms the Heart), cannot rule.


Irene Nuria Daly
became interested in C G Jung soon after arrival in Australia and studied to be a counselling psychologist - as a result of which she undertook 6½ years of Jungian analysis.

She was initiated into the Sufi Movement in the mid 1990s, and has become a Sufi leader and teacher. Nuria has given talks at the C G Jung Society in Melbourne, Interfaith gatherings, meditation groups, and retreats, and leads a regular Sufi Group in Melbourne. Nuria is National Representative of the International Sufi Movement in Australia and has written articles for the Sufi Journal, Towards the One.  Story-telling is a major tool in Sufism and as Nuria herself is a born story teller, this has been a source of insight and understanding.

For more details, contact Nuria:  http://www.nuriadaly.com


Saturday 3rd March 2018  (9:30am - 3:30pm)

Irene Nuria Daly:

*** Workshop *** "The Witch as teacher in Fairy Tales" *** Workshop ***

This will be an experiential workshop, where we will further explore the role of the Witch-Teacher in our own lives. We will also examine some major themes in these ancient teaching tales, such as the role of the psychopomp – the flying horse, which can be seen as our internalised teacher, who can take us to those inner realms and guide us on the way.

There is the dilemma of the frog-skin in the Frog Princess. Should Princess Vassilisa’s husband the Prince have burned her frog-skin? Would she ever have burned it herself? The frog-skin is that interface between the inner and the outer realms.


In Cenerentola we discover, in a sense how the ‘frog-skin’ came into being – it could well be the back story of the Frog Princess – what has really been burned to create the ash and cinders that she sits amongst?


We workshoped the story of The Fairy of the Dawn, using it as a blueprint for our own journey from the outer through the levels of Creative Imagination into the inner centre of All. 


We also worked with the effect of sound which accompanies the transition from one realm to the other in our stories. We resonated the vibration of the Hu in different places – our heart, head, above the head where the "I" and the "Thou" intersect.

For more details, contact Nuria:  http://www.nuriadaly.com


Activities Archive - 2018

Friday 2nd February 2018

Padma Menon:

"Embodying Archetype:
Indian Dance Theatre Traditions and Philosophy
and their Modern Relevance"


In the west, Carl Jung highlighted the role of archetypes as a framework for analysing our relationship with our life narratives and for self reflection. However, theatre traditions in both eastern and western cultures have. for many centuries, used archetypal portrayals in deliberate ways to construct relationships between the 'performance' and audience that would lead to specific outcomes on both sides. In the Red Book, Jung's experiments with symbolic and archetypal narratives resonates with some of the traditional ritual theatre traditions from India, especially in the role of symbolic art to express spaces of mystery. The Indian text on theatre, Natya Sastra (1st century BCE to 3rd century CE), has elaborated the Rasa theory which sets out in artistic, psychological and metaphysical terms the ways in which emotional states are embodied in ritual theatre.

The talk looked at the philosophy and dance theatre theory in Indian theatre traditions and how they were sophisticated and rigorous frameworks of contemplative spaces. It examined the impact of 'aesthetisation' and commercialisation of such practices and some thoughts on how to reclaim these spaces of contemplation in relevant ways in our times. It also linked it to archetypal frameworks espoused by Carl Jung and others such as James Hillman and how these can be complementary to the eastern traditions, especially in recreating these practices in contemporary cultures. 

Padma demonstrated examples from her project, Moving Archetypes, which uses Indian dance theatre and western dance to create spaces of contemplation using archetypes from all over the world.

Padma Menon has an international career as a choreographer, facilitator, teacher and dance activist. She was one of India’s top classical dancers having trained under legendary Indian choreographers. When she moved to Australia, she led one of Australia’s first contemporary professional multicultural dance companies in the nineties. In 1994 she was awarded Canberra Times Artist of the Year. She then worked in renowned production houses in Europe and also set up a dance centre in India which partnered with human rights organisations to use dance as a tool for activism.

Padma has a post graduate degree in English Literature and post graduate qualifications in Choreography from the Netherlands. Besides classical Indian dance theatre, she has also studied and taught contemporary western dance, Indian martial arts practice of kalaripayattu, yoga and Indian Vedanta philosophy. Currently she is the founder of Moving Archetypes which runs courses in dance as a way of connecting with archetypes from all over the world for contemplation and self reflection.

www.movingarchetypes.com.au


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