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)
Mondays 3rd, 10th and
17th. September 2018
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.
Friday 7th September 2018
"The Mystical Experience in Psychoanalysis"
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 will explore 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.
Friday 5th October 2018
Dr Kaye Gersch:
"The Dark Night of the Soul:
How might this approach to suffering be relevant to contemporary life?"
There are certain passages in a lifetime, sometimes brief, sometimes extended, when all the usual frameworks of understanding the human condition prove to be inadequate.
Wojnar's Dream Group
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,
nature and bare of all
egohood. It is from
these all-uniting depths
that the dream arises,
be it never so childish,
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 2nd November 2018
"Journey Throught the Archetypes of the Tarot"
“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.”
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.
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.
Saturday 3rd November 2018
.. 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.
If you have a set, please bring Tarot cards, preferably Rider Waite cards. This is not essential though.
We normally meet at 8pm on the first Friday of each month
Address: PO Box 554, Dickson, ACT 2602, Australia