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22nd September 2020
A non-profit organisation, which aims to provide a
contact for people
interested in the psychological insights of Carl Gustav
Through monthly meetings, workshops, other activities
and our library,
we seek to help people to understand their own inner
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
Most recent event video:
Richard Barz: "C.G. Jung's Concept of Archetypes and Aboriginal Rock
and our next event ...
Friday 2 October, 2020
(at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT., and on-line)
"Rev. Dr. Sarah Agnew Tells Stories"
Sarah says ...
What I do as a storyteller:
* compose, perform and
publish stories that lead humans from fear to love,
readers of the Bible to engage with and make meaning of the Sacred
Stories as human beings,
* encourage people to tell their
own story as a way of nurturing the healing and wholeness of us all.
Why I tell stories:
* because humans tell stories –
to make meaning of our experiences of living,
* I believe in the
dignity of all human beings,
* I believe that we are fully human
– healed and whole – together, and stories bring us together
Here's one of Sarah's poems:
Choking - A Lament
for Australia - Summer 2020
Where do we begin
with this great wall of fire
or that fire storm
the hungry angry monster?
Where do we begin?
How do we
enfold them all
into our love,
the dozens of humans dead,
the hundreds of homes razed,
the thousands of folk displaced,
the millions of acres burned,
the billions of creatures dead
how can our embrace include them all?
What is the
for our care, now, this task
now to rebuild:
to prop up, which towns to
roads to open,
what first? what next? what do we do ?
We need You here with us,
and with us all. We need
courage and wisdom, love
and compassion; we need
need care, we
need healing, we need hope -
O, Holy One, we
Draw us in, fill us up,
send us and go with us
as we reach
out from where we are, one step, one
act, help us
remember we are
one, and to find that somehow, thus,
(c) Sarah Agnew
Rev Dr Sarah Agnew is a
storyteller, poet, and ordained minister in placement with Wesley
Uniting Church, Canberra. Sarah has published three volumes of
poetry, as well as liturgy, prayer, and story in books, audio
albums, and internationally edited compilations.
storyteller, Sarah performs the compositions of the biblical
tradition and her own creation, leads workshops to encourage others
to tell stories, and is a scholar in the field of Biblical
Performance Criticism, exploring how oral storytelling helps us to
understand the Bible in its fullness as works transmitted through
the body, on the voice.
Her forthcoming book, Embodied
Performance. Mutuality, Embrace, and the Letter to Rome, presents
the research of her PhD (2017) into the Bible and performance (or
oral storytelling). Sarah was the keynote speaker for the 2020
International gathering of the Network of Biblical Storytellers.
For more detail of Sarah's writings, see her website:
We meet from 7:30 pm for tea and coffee
and snacks, music, discussion and library.
In Person event
at MacKillop Centre, 50 Archibald
The Guest Speaker's presentation is at 8
pm for an hour or so,
then we resume for questions and
discussion, finishing at 10pm.
* Jung Society
members free, Guests $15, Seniors/Concession $10.
* Pay by cash at
the door or
* or by
(Reference your name!),
* by credit card or PayPal via
On-line Event, via Zoom:
* Jung Society members free, Guests $10,
* or by
your name and email, so we can send
you the link!),
* by credit card or PayPal via
Six-Week "Fairy-Tale Group"
Facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar
Tuesdays 20, 27
17 and 24th
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Wesley Uniting Church 22 National Circuit, Forrest ACT
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
further information, please contact Dorothea Wojnar on
$60 for the series (Try to attend all
cash at the door,
or by bank transfer,
credit card via
Friday 6 November, 2020
(at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT)
"A Dream in a Teacup"
Eve will present the following hypothesis for our
…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
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
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.
where the drama that is enacted appears to want to compel the
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
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
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:
where you can read chapter one of
We meet from 7:30 pm for tea
and coffee and snacks, music, discussion and library.
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.
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at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.
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* 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 -
Membership costs just $37.50
* Pay at the door, or by bank transfer, or with credit card at
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) -
the event details, above.
at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.
*** Please check the website for any changes to date/time and locaton of
Postal: PO Box 554, Dickson, ACT 2602, Australia