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Constitution

Updated by Robert James
9th July 2021

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).


Events Archive 2021

Latest video:  2nd July 2021: Robbie Tulip: "The Age of Aquarius"


Friday 6th August 2021

"Mandalas in Art and Music

Exploring a Human Problem through the Mandalic Forms of Art and Music"


Kirstin Robertson-Gillam
PhD, RMT, CMPACFA, CMAMTA


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

Mandalas represent the circularity of life whether they are in art or music.

Mandalic images arise spontaneously in dreams, conversations, melodies, and creative art expressions that are part of the pysche’s inherent mechanism for healing psychic fragmentation.

Jung used this circularity in his art mandalas that he produced and in the interpretation of his own psychic journey:

      “I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing, a mandala, which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time.
       With the help of these drawings, I could observe my psychic transformation from day to day.”
       Memories Dreams Reflections (1963), p195.

An art mandala can hold the tension of opposites in colours and shapes. A sound mandala through its auditory images creates tension and release within the one composition in relation to the same problem, stimulating deep emotion and release of trauma.

Take a human problem; image it, talk it, sing it, draw it and let its own story unfold in the miracle of the mandalic form. In this way, the words ride the music; the music flows within the musical shapes and structures, and the art expresses the visual colours and shapes of the problem; leading us back to the Self; working its magic to complete the cycle that is the fundamental essence of the Soul. When it comes back to itself, the cycle begins again in a new way, with new understandings and insights.

In this lecture, we will briefly explore the nature of a personal issue through sound, rhythm, shapes, colours, words and images with case examples. You may take one of your own problems and, confidentially, process it in the music; see it in the art; and, image it within your own consciousness. Then, you will come back to yourself in a new way.

Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam completed a psychology major in her BA degree along with ethnomusicology and musicology majors at the University of New England. She then did a number of higher degrees at Western Sydney University: A of Master Counselling; a Master of Arts (Hons); and, a PhD. Her PhD focused on reducing depression in mid to later life by participating in a community choir therapy program to reduce depression in mid to later life.

You can contact Kirstin directly:
   P: (0409) 533 466
   E: kirstinrg@bigpond.com
   W: www.kirstinrg.com

Cost:
  * At MacKillop House:
      Jung Soc Members: Free
      Guests $15, Seniors/Concession $10
      Pay by cash at the door or bank transfer or by credit card via TryBooking.

  * On-line, via Zoom:
      Jung Soc Members: Free
      Guests: $10 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.
Kirstin's presentation is at 8 pm and there will be a Q&A session from 9pm.

People viewing on Zoom can use the Chat function at any time for comments and questions.

We finish around 9:30 pm.


Friday 3rd September 2021

"The Prince and the Vizir's Son"

Dr Richard Barz


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

While doing research in India in 1983 my colleague Yogendra Yadav and I encountered in a village near Lucknow a wonderfully charismatic storyteller. He held us and a large group of villagers enthralled with his fascinating tale of three tricksters.

We recorded the story. Eventually it was published in a volume of Indian oral literature as “The Prince and the Vizir’s Son”. Much later, when I had become acquainted with the thought of Carl Jung, I realised that the prince, the vizir’s son and the clever woman, another character in the story, together vividly illustrate the way in which the Trickster of myth and folktale can reveal to us the Shadow that lurks in our dreams; the Shadow that Jung describes in his 1954 article “On the Psychology of the Trickster-Figure”.

Although I could never hope to replicate the skill of that village storyteller, I will try in my retelling of his tale to give an idea of its power to bring the Shadow out of the dark corners where it hides in our unconscious, personal and collective.

Dr Richard Barz taught courses in Indian culture including Hindi, Urdu and Indian religion and politics at the Australian National University for several decades. He retired in 2012.

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.


Friday 8th October 2021

"The Scholastic Ideology of learning and Thinking

Driven by Questions rather than Answers"

PhD Student Timothy Hatfield


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

Timothy Hatfield believes that learning and thinking are driven by questions rather than answers. He integrates this scholastic ideology into his teaching through the implementation of interactive resources and collaborative techniques that encourage students to explore complex ideas, igniting their passion for and engagement with psychology, and prompting them to see themselves as fellow explorers.

He encourages students to discover answers for themselves, by skillfully facilitating reflective and collaborative discussions within a productive and safe learning environment. The deep satisfaction that manifests following an audible "Aha!" of student comprehension, is the most gratifying part of tutoring for Timothy, and he aspires to facilitate these precious moments of excitement and mastery in all students by questioning effectively.

Timothy Hatfield has taught into four different courses since first taking on a tutoring position at ANU in 2014. He has played a vital role in the redesign of the Health Psychology course, and stamped his own mark on classes by independently implementing his own creative teaching techniques. He was recognised with a 2016 ANU Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating, which followed his 2015 ANU College of Science Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating.

Cost:
Jung Society members: Free, Guests $15, Seniors/Concession $10.

Preliminary dinner with the Speaker et al is at 6:15 pm 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 by 10 pm.


Friday 5th November 2021

"Jung and the Dead

Active Imagination and the Unconscious Terrain"

Dr Stephani Stephens


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

Since the Since the publication of Jung's Red Book, significant amount of material on the dead has come to light and points to the possibility that when Jung referred to ‘the dead’ in his personal material he was, in fact, referring to the literal dead as a separate category of psychic experience.

In this presentation, Dr. Stephens introduces material from Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections, and the Red Book, to raise questions about how Jung experienced the dead during his initial encounters with his visionary material.

Dr. Stephens will question some previously held assumptions about visionary encounters within the therapeutic technique known as ‘active imagination’ as well as raising the Jung's own questions about psychological inheritance and the work we do on behalf of our ancestors.

Stephani Stephens holds a PhD in Jungian Psychology from the University of Kent, Canterbury UK. She served on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Jungian Studies from 2004 to 2013. After a career of teaching Classics internationally, she currently lectures at the University of Canberra in Counselling. She is the author of C.G. Jung and the Dead: Visions, Active Imagination and the Unconscious Terrain.

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.


Saturday 4th December 2021

Christmas Party!


at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT 

(Details TBA)



(Time and details to be determined)

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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:
  *
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.

     Cost for membership for a full year is $75 (or $60 concession), to be paid in March each year,

   
  * 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.

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:  CanberraJungSociety@yahoo.com 
Postal: PO Box 554, Dickson, ACT 2602, Australia