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Updated by Robert James
2nd October 2020

A non-profit organisation, which aims to provide a contact for people
interested in the psychological insights of Carl Gustav Jung.

Through monthly meetings, workshops, other activities and our library,
we seek to help people to understand their own inner journey
and the world today - from a Jungian perspective.

We normally meet at 7:30 for 8:00 pm
on the first Friday of each month
at MacKillop House Conference Centre,
50 Archibald Street, Lyneham (See map).

.         See our recent events!

.         Most recent event video (2nd October 2020): "Rev Dr Sarah Agnew Tells Stories"

Six-Week "Fairy-Tale Group"

Facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar

Six Tuesdays 20, 27 October and 3,10, 17 and 24th November 2020

7:00 - 9:30 pm

Venue:  Wesley Uniting Church 22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT              

Beginning with the fathers of the field, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, psychoanalysts have turned to fairy-tales in an effort to understand the human mind.  Fairy-tales are inextricably linked to the work of Carl Jung. The “collective unconscious” that lies at the core of his work, and which is shared by all human beings, is revealed through archetypes, forms and symbols found in fairy-tales.

Fairy-tales are oral forms of folk tales with moral and ethical aspects, which teach us how to behave and how to deal with others in the community.
 Marie-Louise von Franz considers fairy-tales as the purest and simplest expression of the collective unconscious of psychic processes.  Fairy-tales represent the contents of the collective unconscious, the archetypes.  Fairy-tales offer an understanding of the basic patterns of the human psyche and can guide us through the individuation process. 

Working with your favourite fairytale

Participants are asked to bring their favourite tale either one they have heard and love or a fairy-tale they have written.
  We will be experiencing the fairy-tales through enacting the fairy-tales.  Participants will have the opportunity to become archetypal characters in the fairy-tale.  This can be a powerful experience as you become for a short time the witch or the evil king or the divine child.  Participants will be asked to bring various props that will help them to become the characters in the tale.  After de-roling, each participant has an opportunity to share within the closed group about what it felt like to be in that role and how they experienced the other characters.

The group is confidential, and participants are asked not to discuss personal material from the group outside the group.
Acting ability is not important, because we will focus on developing an ability to experience your own and other’s psyche. Most of us acted out stories and tales as children - this is similar to that with two major differences - we become archetypal characters with intention, and we have an opportunity to discuss the experience.

is a Jungian Analyst, Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice.  Dorothea has extensive experience as a group leader and therapist across a range of people and issues and has worked in both a public health facility as well as in private practice.

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

$60 for the series (Try to attend all six sessions!).
Pay by cash at the door,
or by bank transfer,
or by credit card or PayPal via

Friday 6 November, 2020

Eve Warren:

"A Dream in a Teacup"

(at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT)

Eve will present the following hypothesis for our consideration:

Could …being totally consumed in the writing of a fictional novel for more than three years, while at the same time, journaling, attending to one’s night time dreams and day-time active imaginations… possibly be akin to spending a comparative amount of time engaged in a dialectical relationship with a Jungian, Dream Work Analyst?

Probably not - you say? Well, all I know is that: during the writing process, on a conscious level, I mostly had no idea where the next chapter was coming from nor where it would take me. Images began to take on a life of their own, as did the characters. To me the story-lines were akin to dream images and I often wondered, if in fact I had developed, deep within my psyche, my own nurturing analyst.

I also believe the writing of my novel A Dream in a Teacup became my redemption, my coming out of darkness, and provided me with not only momentary glimpses of self-actualization, but also a number of what I would call, peak experiences.

Jung on Dreams:
* Dreams are a spontaneous self-portrayal, in symbolic forms.
* Dream images are the best possible expression of still unconscious facts.

Jung on Active Imagination:
* This is where the unconscious content might be exposed in the waking state.
And where the drama that is enacted appears to want to compel the viewer’s participation.

As I see it, first and foremost, A Dream in a Teacup is a self-portrayal of me and my life. But it is also very much a social commentary of a time and place. What you might call ‘a glimpse into Canberra’s psyche during the 1940’s.’ The microcosm population consisting of politicians, public servants, a few journalists, Duntroon military personal, and other than that…it was mostly working-class people like my parents.

Eve Warren has been a member of Canberra Jung Society for thirty years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare from Charles Sturt University and a Masters in Theology, Ageing and Pastoral Care from the Australian Catholic University.

For a long time, Eve worked with people who were ageing. People with dementia and their carers. Eve is a highly skilled, Carer Support Group Facilitator. It was within this role, that she deemed her primary role was to instil into her carers, a sense of selfishness. Likening the primary and fundamental rule of First aid to their role of carer: firstly, make sure you secure your own safety before attempting to minister to others.

Tapping into mediums such as the labyrinth, music, dance, drawing, clay work and dreams, Eve designed reflection days for her Carers. Eve’s primary purpose for these workshops being to provide a space where her carers might explore and find that place within, the place where wisdom, intuition and inner strength resides. A place where they might draw strength and consolation.

See Eve's website: www.adreaminateacup.com,
where you can read chapter one of her novel
(Menu option "Preview")!

We meet from 7:30 pm for tea and coffee and snacks, music, discussion and library.
The Guest Speaker's presentation is at 8 pm for an hour or so,
then we resume for questions and discussion, finishing at 10pm.

Cost: Jung Society members free, Guests $15, Seniors/Concession $10.
Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card via TryBooking.

Saturday 5 December, 2020

~~~ Christmas Party ~~~

at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.

(Watch this space)

The Canberra Jung Society Inc. does not endorse and is not to be held responsible for the content of any lecture or advertisement, nor is any information or advice a substitute for professional counselling and therapy.

If you believe that we have inadvertently breached any copyright provision, please let us know and we will immediately rectify the matter.

Monthly Friday meetings:
      * For non-members is $15 or $10 Seniors/Concession (members free).

  * Special Events (eg workshops):
      * Costs are specific to those events.

  * Annual Membership entitles members to:
        * attend our 10 meetings at no cost,
        * receive two newsletters per year, and
        * share access to our extensive library!
for membership for a full year is $75 (or $60 concession), to be paid in March each year,
    For remainder of the current Membership Year (August 2020 - February 2021):
    Membership costs just $37.50 (Conc. $30)

  * Pay at the door, or by bank transfer, or with credit card at TryBooking.

Everyone is welcome. 

We normally meet at 7:30pm on the first Friday each month for music and coffee and chat,
Guest Speaker at 8pm, break for supper around 9pm, resume for questions and discussion until 10pm.

During the Covid-19 crisis, we sometimes meet on-line (via ZOOM) -
See the event details, above.

Location: Usually at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.
          *** Please check the website for any changes to date/time and locaton of events ***

Web:  www.CanberraJungSociety.org.au
Email: jungsoccanberra@yahoo.com.au 
Postal: PO Box 554, Dickson, ACT 2602, Australia