is impossible to describe the beauty and intensity of emotion during
those visions. They were the most tremendous things I have ever
experienced” (Memories Dreams and Reflections p326). This is how
Carl Jung described his experience of the Hieros Gamos, the sacred
marriage. What did Carl Jung experience and what significance does
his experience have for our own personal journeys?
Terry Curtin, BA (Psychology, Political
Science) BTheology, MA Theology, Diploma of Transpersonal
Counselling, a long time member of the Jung Society in Canberra and
Melbourne will comment on the link between Jung’s experience and the
Kabbalah. Reference will be made to an “out of character” mystical
experience of St Thomas Aquinas which gives some insights into the
nature of the hieros gamos. Terry’s spiritual journey began in 1950.
From a tribal Irish catholic culture he felt called to be a priest
but after 10 “monastic” years he left the seminary.
Marriage, children, and careers in the public service, private
enterprise and voluntary services over 60 years followed. His
encounter in 1980 with Carl Jung’s “Memories Dreams and Reflections”
was transformative. He continued studies in theology, transpersonal
psychology and biblical Hebrew and undertook training in the Tarot
He shares some of his journey in this
We meet from 7:30 pm for tea and coffee and snacks,
music, discussion and library.
The Guest Speaker's presentation
is at 8pm for an hour or so,
we break for tea & coffee, then
resume for questions and discussion, finishing by 10pm.