Archive of Events - 2021


Friday 5th February 2021

"Exploring the Sacred, Complex Dialog Space
for the Emergence of Healing"
Dr Rajiv Singh

at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT (and by Zoom)

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The therapist tries to help clients to tell their stories. He is responsible for the creation of a context in which the "not-yet-said" can be said, or, in other words, for the creation of a safe therapeutic culture in which subjugated knowledge can be accessed.

This is a culture where the therapist is present as a person who has respect and empathic recognition for the stories the clients tell. By contributing to such a safe therapeutic culture, the therapist helps to make space for the "not-yet-said" (paraphrased from Rober, 1999).

In this talk Rajiv will cast a closer look upon dialogic space. In a previous talk, he had touched on the resemblance between dialogic space and Jung’s Temenos. Now, Rajiv invites us to explore this sacred, complex therapeutic space in more detail and its potential in the emergence of healing.

Dr Rajiv Sing trained as a psychiatrist in India and then obtained specialist training and qualifications from Australia in child & adolescent psychiatry. He has been working as a consultant for the last many years, having practiced in India, Australia and New Zealand. Rajiv has a strong interest in Dialogic Practice in therapeutic work and has completed three years of training in Open Dialogue.

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.

Preliminary dinner with the Speaker et al is at 6:15pm at Lyneham.
RSVP Trish on (0432) 599 826 for location and details.

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.

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SPECIAL EVENT

Six-Week Dream Group Series
facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar
Six Mondays: 22nd Feb, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 28th March 2021
7:00 - 9:30 pm


(at Wesley Uniting Church, 22 National Crt, Forrest, ACT)


DorotheaThe 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, indistinguishable from nature and bare of all egohood. It is from these all-uniting depths that the dream arises, be it never so childish, grotesque, and immoral.

(CG Jung "The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man" (1933). In CW 10: Civilization in Transition. pg. 304)

The group will be facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar. Members of the group are encouraged to share their dreams and we will be using active imagination in working with the dreams. Please let Dorothea know if you are planning to attend.

Sharing your dreams is not required - You can enjoy sharing and working with everyone else's!

Dorothea 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 6292 2014 or (0413) 245 835.

We meet before 7:00 for introductions and catch-up over a cuppa and snacks, prior to working on the dreams.

Cost: $90 for the series. We encourage participants to engage with the whole series if possible.
Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card via TryBooking.


Friday 19th (changed from 12th) March 2021
7:00 - 7:30 pm

Canberra Jung Society Inc. Annual General Meeting
and Election of Office Bearers
at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT

All financial members (from last year, or paid-up for this year), are welcome, and eligible to stand for office.

This is when you can nominate for an office-holder position (President, Secretary etc) or as a Committee Member.
You can nominate yourself or somebody else, by email (as below) or by contacting Secretary Trish on (0432) 599 826.

So this is a great time to renew your membership or join-up for the current year: Cost: is $75 (Full), $60 (Concession / Senior). This entitles you to free entry to monthly meetings, two newsletters per year, use of the library, and discount on cost of workshops etc.

The 7pm meeting will be quite short, leaving us time to chat, to meet the evening's presenter Val, peruse the library and meet the new Committee! There might be some celebratory bubblies and things at this auspicious event :-).

Then, following the AGM, at the usual time 8pm, we will have our usual monthly meeting, with a presentation by Valerie Albrecht (below).

The Canberra Jung Society Constitution is available for your perusal here.


Friday 19th (changed from 12th) March 2021

"Homed, Un-Homed, Re-Homing and Jung”
Valerie Albrecht
at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT (and by Zoom)

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For this presentation, Valerie related my evolving Essays “Homed Un-Homed Re-Homing” to Jung’s thinking and writing on home, grief and “homing.”

The Homed essays concern the lifetime quest of finding and making personal and collective home/s. The Un-homed essays tell of their undoing in 2020, the grief of this undoing, un-believing and un-belonging. The Re-Homed essays explore responsive emotions, beliefs, belonging, home/s.

My 2020 writing has, as has that of many artists, been driven by our world becoming irrepressibly unhinged by smoke, inexistent flora, seared animals, deathly physical contact and outrageous political actions and statements. All of which do not undermine the predominant positive of 2020 which seems to me to be our individual intensified dedication to taking care of our community home/s.

Valerie invited us to bring any artworks we have created in response to 2020 and offer the evening as a sharing of both being “un-homed” and becoming “re-homed”.

Valerie Albrecht has lived, worked and offered a bridge through her writing and speaking between western medicine as a Speech Pathologist and Educator, Eastern Medicine as a Yoga Practitioner and Indigenous Traditional medicine as a learner of and biographer with Traditional Medicine Men and Women. She encapsulates her meaning and purpose as “speaking writing moving truths stories voices” and has found, most unexpectedly, Canberra to be home.

Valerie Albrecht www.theoceansofenergy.com

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

Cost for On-line access:
Jung Society members free (We'll send you a link),
Guests $10: Pay by bank transfer or by credit card or payPal via TryBooking.

Preliminary dinner with the Speaker et al is at 6:15pm at Lyneham.
RSVP Trish on (0432) 599 826 for location and details.

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.

Friday Meeting: or online: Click here for the Zoom meeting.  

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Friday 9th April 2021

"How is Consciousness Structured"
Shauna Winram


at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT (and by Zoom) 

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In any given moment, when we are conscious, we may experience numerous contents of consciousness – such as the image of the screen in fount of me, the sound of the birds around me, and the feeling of warmth around my body.

Does my conscious experience amount to the sum of these various contents, or is there an underlying subjective field that exists which is modulated by these various contents? These contrasting views form the two positions in the debate about the structure of consciousness. The structure of consciousness concerns the question of how our various conscious contents are related to one another.

In this talk, Shauna explores this idea. I begin by defining consciousness and various related terms in an accessible way. This gives us the tools to think more clearly about consciousness. By thinking clearly, we come to a closer understanding of this mysterious phenomenon.

Shauna Winram is currently completing a PhD in philosophy at the Australian National University. She has an interest in consciousness and psychosis, and her thesis attempts to show how changes to the dimensions and structure of consciousness affect first-person experience during psychosis.

Location:
MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.

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.

Preliminary dinner with the Speaker et al is at 6:15pm at Lyneham.
RSVP Trish on (0432) 599 826 for location and details.

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.

Watch the video!


Friday 7th May 2021

"Intelligence Beyond the Brain"

Mary van de Graaff


at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT (and by Zoom)

MaryFrom the early 1970s onwards, I attended various personal development, meditation and spiritual awareness groups. All groups concentrated becoming our true selves and finding inner peace within one’s psyche. However, it was not until the end of my 10 day, live-in Sidha Yoga Intensive I attended at an Ashram in Melbourne in 1985, that I actually gained insight into other dimensions of existence.

Figuring that meditation was about relaxing, I arrived at the Ashram ready to relax and do nothing. Big, big mistake! Sleeping in bunk beds was a challenge. But the very worst part for me was what I call ‘living on the floor’. By that I mean: there were no chairs or tables, no radio or TV. One gathered for meals, chants, meditation and talks sitting on the floor (preferably in the Lotus position). Plus, apart from daily chores and queuing up for drinks and meals, there was absolutely nothing ‘to do’.

With the group, I chanted for hours every day till I was blue in the face and the lengthy daily meditations also bored and frustrated me. Utter boredom! Instead of the ‘insight, joy, bliss and love within,’ I had come to find, I found myself getting angrier and angrier by the minute! I had never, ever experienced such anger!! When it dissipated it was suddenly replaced with insights and understanding.

I had arrived two days early to prepare myself and not miss anything. Despite people queueing up for me to read their palms, I was literally bored out of my mind and was sensing at a deeper level. Suddenly, I understood and knew things I had never seen or heard before. The void of boredom can be very, very powerful!

What I felt and understood was that in the vacuum of nothingness is all the knowledge in the universe and the beginning of everything! The words ‘In the beginning there was a void’, from the book of Genesis, came to mind. The void beyond the rational brain is the actual space where we create/recreate our own reality within ourselves which we have the power to change. Clairvoyance is about sensing as opposed to thinking and knowing.

I now believe that what we term ‘Depression’ is really a void which can lead us to the beginning of a new life.

Contact: mary.vdgraaff@gmail.com

Mary van de Graaff has conducted Self-Awareness and Personal Development workshops in Canberra, the South Coast and overseas for over 30 years. She has regularly presented interactive talks for the Belconnen Women’s Group for 14 years and for 35 years conducted talks and public demonstrations for the Canberra Spiritualist Association Inc.

Location:
  * MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT.
  * or on-line via Zoom.

Cost:
* Jung Society members free.
* On-line via Zoom: $10: Pay by credit card or PayPal via TryBooking.
* In-house at MacKillop Conference Centre: Guests $15, Seniors/Concession $10.

   Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card or PayPal via TryBooking.

Preliminary dinner:
*  with the Speaker et al is at 6:15pm at Lyneham.
* RSVP Trish on (0432) 599 826 for location and details.


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.


Updated by Robert James 8th May 2021

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