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Constitution

Updated by RJ
13th February 2019

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 8pm
on the first Friday of each month
at MacKillop House Conference Centre,
50 Archibald Street, Lyneham (See map)


Coming Meetings:

SPECIAL EVENT

Friday, 1st March
201

Canberra Jung Society Inc.  Annual General Meeting 2019


at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham  7-8 pm
 

We will receive reports etc, and nominate Office Bearers for the coming year. 

If you are a Jung Society member, you are welcome to nominate for a specific role, or as a Committee Member.  You would be most welcome to join the Society on the night, or renew for another year  :-)

The regular Friday monthly
meeting will follow at 8pm, as below.

Friday, 1st March 201

Padma Menon:

"Indian Dance, the Agama Traditions and Direct Experience as Knowledge"


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

Indian dance traditions have been framed theoretically by the text Natya Sastra (estimated between 1st century BCE and 3rd century CE) which sets out the purpose and the practice of dance as a pathway to moksha or accessing the Brahman or expanded consciousness spaces.

In this talk, Padma Menon will draw on her experience of studying dance under a traditional teacher who was a tenth generation dancer in a lineage of priests ordained to perform dance as part of temple rituals. She will reflect on the ways in which dance practice was a contemplative tradition where knowledge through direct experience under structured experiential frameworks was valued.

The text, like other texts on embodied practices like the Yoga Sashtra, is thus a signpost, and the practice was the space of insight and transformation. While Natya Sastra’s position as the fifth Veda and the breaking of dance lineages in modern times has tended to align dance with the more intellectual and philosophical Vedanta traditions, there is much in the practice that points to more symbolic, ritual and archetypal interpretations (the Agama approaches).

Padma will include reflections on Carl Jung’s experiments as detailed in the Red Book, where he also delved into deliberate invoking of archetypes through personal practice. In times where intellectual knowing becomes the only recognised form of knowledge, Jung’s work and traditions such as Indian dance remind us there are experiences which could be embraced in richer ways through other means of ‘knowing’.

Padma Menon has over 30 years of international experience as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and facilitator. She has performed in hundreds of venues all over the world and created numerous contemporary and traditional Indian dance productions for high profile festivals and venues internationally.

Padma enjoyed a successful career in India performing professionally as a soloist since the age of nine. In her early twenties she founded one of Australia’s first professional multicultural dance companies and established a national and international reputation for cross-cultural work. She has worked in Europe in the renowned Korzo Production House as house choreographer and her work has been showcased in international festivals such as Cadance and the Holland Dance Festival.

The centre she founded in India in 2006 was part of the arts activism movement in India, working closely with human rights and social justice organisations to raise awareness of issues such as women’s rights. Padma spent fifteen years studying and performing in three classical Indian dance theatre styles—Bharatha Natyam, Kuchipudi and Mohini Attam. Padma also holds post graduate qualifications in Choreography specialising in Laban Movement Analysis from the Netherlands. She has also studied contemporary western dance, yoga and the Indian martial art form of Kalaripayattu.

www.movingarchetypes.com.au


Friday, 5th April 201

Dr Rae Chittock:

"The Narcissus Myth"


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

On hearing the word Narcissus, does your mind summon an image of a graceful, beautiful youth who forsakes the world to regard his own lovely reflection in the mirrored surface of a pond where his preoccupation causes him to slowly waste away? 

The Narcissus myth is an ancient one. It contains the first prophecy of the famous blind Theban seer Tiresias. Tiresias offended Hera with his answer to a question she asked, and in anger she struck and blinded him. In compensation, her husband Zeus opens the inner eye of Tiresias and gives him the power to see the secrets of the future. Lirope, a nymph of the fountain, aware of the power of her infant to capture hearts, asks Tiresias if this boy with such perfect beauty will be able to survive.   

The story of Narcissus has survived many retellings. Tiresias has died and entered the underworld by the time that Homer writes, somewhere around 750 – 700 bce, of the visit of Odysseus to Tiresias in the underworld so we know it was being told before that time.

What does the myth of Narcissus contain that keeps it alive, keeps the retelling happening? In this presentation we will examine the myth and this question.

Dr Rae Chittock is a graduate of the first cohort of ANZSJA's CGJ Institute’s Songlines and Haerenga model of analytic Training. She is interested in cultural history and its transmission in words and images as different forms of language. She is drawn to the way individual and collective meanings shape as well as liberate and explain each other. Rae has a private practice in Canberra.



SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday 6
th April 201
9

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

"Creative therapies - An Approach to Some Male Issues - an all-day workshop"

(Details to be announced!)

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

Friday, 3rd May 201

Jennifer Hume:

"Embodying Imagination"


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

Embodied Imagination® is a therapeutic and creative way of working with dreams, memories, physical symptoms of illness and creative ideas in the arts and science.

Embodied Imagination® is based on Jungian principles on alchemy and on the work of American archetypal psychologist James Hillman, who focused on psyche as a simultaneous multiplicity of autonomous states. Phenomenology, ancient incubation techniques, complexity theory and neuroscience are integral to this work.

The Paradigm

All dreams are experienced as embodied events in time and space. A dream image is an environment in which we find ourselves.

The first principle of Embodied Imagination® is to view a dream image as a live environment that surrounds us. Given this, the dreamer can re-enter the landscape of the dream, or memory and its images to fully and deeply explore and experience them. Working on images from this perspective stimulates unfamiliar states of consciousness and helps to contain them in expanded body awareness.

Working with dreams and memories in this way accesses their potential for change, healing and creativity.

This talk will outline the basic principles of Embodied Imagination® and describe the method and its applications.

Jennifer Hume is a retired counsellor who worked in private practice in counselling and consulting for community agencies and agencies in the ACT from 1993 - 2018. She was the Director of Lifeline Canberra from 1989 to 1993 and a part time lecturer in the Counselling Program at the University of Canberra for 14 years. In 2004, she designed and taught the inaugural Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision, the first general supervision qualification to be offered in Australia.

J
ennifer undertook the Sydney based Embodied Imagination® course in 2009 and graduated in 2012. She has worked with groups and individuals in the Embodied Imagination modality working on relationship issues, chronic illness and acute postoperative conditions. She has given presentations and workshops to both the Canberra and Melbourne Jung societies as well as Masters of Counselling students at the University of Canberra.  She is currently Membership Liaison Secretary of the International Society for Embodied Imagination of which she was inaugural convenor of the Executive Committee.


Friday, 7th June 201

Catherine Lambert ("Deepwater W.A.):

"The Mystery and Power of Mandalas

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


"(Watch this space for details ...


Friday 5th July 201

Dr David Russell

"Shadow Work in Psychotherapy and the Art of Dying"


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

I began preparing the material for this talk because the topic has been on my mind for some time.  I find that most published writings on the shadow leave me most unsatisfied. And on the matter of dying, well, it appears to be one of those occasions when our tendency is to avert the eyes.  Nothing to see here!

Jung’s notion of the shadow was that it is an archetypal force.  So, my intention is to develop some potential richness around its archetypal basis.

Psychodynamic psychology is called psycho-dynamic precisely because it emphasis the dynamic or energy aspect of the archetype. It’s an archetypal force not a neutral structure. It is a force that is constituted as a pre-existing framework ready for action in the world. Thus we can talk of a primordial predisposition.  Babies don’t come into life as a blank page. Every baby has a prescribed beginning that is then continuously shaped by experience.


The archetypal shadow


Perhaps the most difficult to grasp of all the so-called Jungian archetypes is the ‘shadow’. We humans are drawn toward the ‘light’ and toward the ‘dark’. The light is a top-of-the-mountain experience. The dark, in contrast, is a moist, misty valley. One see clearly from on the mountain peak, the view is stunning and the air is pure. One only sees the very immediate in the dark valley. Often the mist is so full-on that all that can be seen is the thick mist itself. It’s so easy to feel lost. The expected path is barely visible if at all. Dying, as a key aspect of an archetypal force, is a move toward the ‘dark’.

Out culture is very light orientated in that we crave for understanding, insight, enlightenment. But because the archetypal force lies on the dynamic spectrum, the more we move toward the light the more our daily living accentuated the dark.


Ars moriendi
, the classical literature on the art of dying needs to be revisited and Jung’s shadow work is proposed as a useful vehicle for this task.

David Russell 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.
  


SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday 6th July 201

Dr David Russell - Workshop:

"Making the Insights of Carl Jung's 'archetypal forces' Useful in Therpeutic Work"


(at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham  10am - 4pm)
 

Cost $50 for Jung Soc. members, $60 for non-members.

The focus of the workshop will be Jung’s notion of ‘soul’.  How soul manifests, demands attention, and desires deep satisfaction. Archetypal forces make manifest soul matters; the matter of soul.

A number of archetypal forces will be referred to with the dominant one being the move toward the ‘light’ (understanding, explanation) and the move toward the ‘dark’ (soul-making, dying).

This workshop is open to all.

While the therapeutic relationship will be central to the material presented any relationship including the one we have with ourselves will be addressed.

The format of the workshop will be a mixture of presentation and discussion with personal experience being at the heat of all that is done.

Six hours of Professional Development Points will be available to psychologists, therapists and counsellors.

David
Russell 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, 7th August 201

Robert Tulip

"Modern man in Search of a Soul"


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

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. 
 


Friday, 6th September 201

Terry Curtin

"Jung and Meister Eckhart"


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

.. only in Meister Eckhart did I feel the breath of life...” Memories p87. Who was Meister Eckhart and how did he influence Carl Jung?

Terry Curtin, BA(Psychology), B Theology, MA(Theology), Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling, with a background in scholastic theology and Jungian counselling, will reflect on how a 13thC Dominican theologian/mystic had such a profound impact on Carl Jung.
 


Friday, 4th October 201

Dorothea Wojnar:

"Carl Jung's Alchemy (not just a matter of turning base metals into gold!)"

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


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.


Friday, 1st November 201

Dr Rajiv Singh

(Details T.B.C.)


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


Saturday, 7th December 201

*** Christmas Party! ***


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


Disclaimer
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.


Cost for entrance to the monthly Friday meetings for non-members is $12 or $6 concession (members free).
Cost for "Special Events" is indicated individually.
Everyone is welcome. 
Yearly membership is $60 (or $30 concession), to be paid in March each year,
entitling members to attend 10 meetings plus receive two newsletters. 

We normally meet at 8pm on the first Friday of each month
at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.

www.CanberraJungSociety.org.au
Email: jungsoccanberra@yahoo.com.au

Address: PO Box 554, Dickson, ACT 2602, Australia