Friday 5 February: 8pm


At Mackillop House Conference Centre,

50 Archibald Street, Lyneham



“Depth Psychology, Disorder and Climate Change”


Edited by Jonathan Marshall & published by the C G Jung Society of Sydney

Also.a special performance and conversation with Glenda Cloughley on

Climate change and 'the great chance for poetry'.

Glenda writes, 'As climate diplomacy falters and the ice caps melt, I have been pondering Jung's statement that "art represents a process of self-regulation in the life of nations and epochs". To me, it seems timely - even urgent - to review his assessment of the task of the artist: of "educating the spirit of the age, conjuring up the forms in which the age is most lacking". Ideas like these are not often expressed in the Australian Parliament and they didn't make the agenda of the UN Copenhagen Framework Convention on Climate Change. Yet several writers take them up in Depth Psychology, Disorder and Climate Change and they are constants in wisdom traditions and Indigenous cultures. It is two years since they lodged at the front of my mind when I failed to produce a promised Canberra Jung Society lecture about climate change and came with a mythic story-song instead.


This presentation is an appreciative report to fellow Jung Society members who made possible that first work-in-progress performance

of The Gifts of the Furies.

Canberra musician Johanna McBride and Glenda will perform The Songman movement from the two-person version of Furies this will also be an opportunity to reflect on advice from the Australian environmental activist and poet Judith Wright.


More than 30 years have passed since she said that "conservationists, with the world's most urgent battle on their hands, must begin to enlist not only rational recognition of the problem, but human concern, distress and love". "This", she said, "is the great chance for poetry".


Dr Glenda Cloughley is a Canberra-based Jungian analyst and musician. She sings with A Chorus of Women and has composed a large body of poetic lyrics and music to re-sound the participative democratic voice of the citizens' chorus and retell some of the great teaching stories of the Western tradition. Glenda has won a New Mythos Grant from the Opus Library and Archives Center at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, for research towards The Ethos Epic, a sister work to The Furies. And A Chorus of Women will present a new Canberra season of The Gifts of the Furies in 2010 with assistance from an arts ACT grant.


Glenda’s talk will be based on her chapter in the book "Depth Psychology, Disorder and Climate Change." 



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