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Updated by Robert James
14th January 2022

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).

Most recent meeting: Stephani Stephens: "Jung and the Dead - Active Imagination and the Unconscious Terrain"

(See also the Archives and the "Resources, Articles" menu item at left)

Friday 4th February 2022

"Jung and the Hieros Gamos"

Terry Curtin

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

“It is impossible to describe the beauty and intensity of emotion during those visions. They were the most tremendous things I have ever experienced” (Memories Dreams and Reflections p326). This is how Carl Jung described his experience of the Hieros Gamos, the sacred marriage. What did Carl Jung experience and what significance does his experience have for our own personal journeys?

Terry Curtin, BA (Psychology, Political Science) BTheology, MA Theology, Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling, a long time member of the Jung Society in Canberra and Melbourne will comment on the link between Jung’s experience and the Kabbalah. Reference will be made to an “out of character” mystical experience of St Thomas Aquinas which gives some insights into the nature of the hieros gamos. Terry’s spiritual journey began in 1950. From a tribal Irish catholic culture he felt called to be a priest but after 10 “monastic” years he left the seminary.

Marriage, children, and careers in the public service, private enterprise and voluntary services over 60 years followed. His encounter in 1980 with Carl Jung’s “Memories Dreams and Reflections” was transformative. He continued studies in theology, transpersonal psychology and biblical Hebrew and undertook training in the Tarot and Kabbalah.

He shares some of his journey in this presentation.

Cost for attendance:
Jung Society members free,
Guests $15 (Seniors/Concession $10)
Pay 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 6:15 pm at Lyneham.
PSVP Trish on (0432) 599 826 lor location and details.

We meet from 7:30 pm for tea and coffee and snacks, music, discussion and libraty.
The Guest Speaker's presentation is at 8pm for an hour or so,
then we resume for questions and discussion, finishing by 10pm.

Other great speakers this year to include eg:
* Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam,
  * Robbie Tulip,
  * Willem Jacquier,
  * Dr David Russell,
  * Chris James,
  * Rod Taylor,
  * Dr Richard Barz,
  * Rev Dr Sara Agnew,
  * David Oliphant.


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.

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