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Updated by Robert James
25th May 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:
Padma Menon: "Reconnecting to Earth with Shiva's Dance"

See also the "Archives" and the "Resources" menus to the left.


Friday 3rd June 2022

"The Deam and Soul Making"

David Russell


From David's home by Zoom, to MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT (and by Zoom)


This presentation is about an extraordinary relationship. A relationship that exists:

   * Between the experiences of a dream and the experiences of daily life
   * Between the inner life and the outer life
   * Between the below-world and the above world.

I want to emphasise the nature of this relationship.

It is so basic that both elements are changed by being in relationship:
The experience of the dream changes, by being consciously looked at,
and the experience of daily life changes, by entering the dream.

To only value one side of this relationship is to radically devalue the human condition.

It is my argument that to engage with the dream experience, in a soulful manner, is to enhance our lived experience.

This argument will be elaborated by reference to two mythic stories. The first is the ancient Sumerian story of Inanna, queen of heaven and earth, and her journey into the underworld to witness the funeral rites of the husband of her older sister, Ereshkigal, queen of the underworld.

The second is the Greco-Roman story of Hercules. Hercules, the national hero of ancient Greece was immediately adopted by the Romans as part god, part folk hero and, above all, is loved throughout our Western culture for his particular prowess. The story of Hercules’s descent into the underworld is itself a metaphor for soul work.

The initial impetus for preparing this presentation was a re-reading of James Hillman’s 1979 book: The Dream and the Underworld.

David Russell
is a past president of the Sydney Jung Society. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies and research in psychology at the University of Sydney. Here he was introduced to the writings of Sigmund Freud (unusual for a Department of Psychology) and developed an ongoing enthusiasm for the history and philosophy of psychology.

After a few years in private practice he moved into an academic career, which culminated in the establishment of the Master of Analytical Psychology degree at the University of Western Sydney. David has currently returned to private practice in Sydney CBD.


Cost for attendance 
(at MacKillop House):
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.

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


Friday 1st July 2022

"Reflections of a Jungian Analyst ..."

Dorothea Wojnar

From her home, via Zoom to MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT (and by Zoom)

Something special from Dorothea this time ...

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.


Cost for attendance (at MacKillop House):
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.

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


SPECIAL EVENT

Six-Week Dream Group Series

facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar

Six Sunday afternoons: 17th. 24th, 21st July,  7th, 14th 31st August 2022
2:00 - 4:30 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 2 pm for introductions and catch-up over a cuppa and snacks, prior to working on the dreams.

Cost: $75 for the series (or $15 for a session). 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 5th August 2022

"Ten Jungian Journeys on a Fragile Planet"

Rod Taylor


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

In his book, Rod tells the stories of Australians working to avert environmental disaster. Here we meet a diverse range of people such as a solar energy pioneer, a river restoration expert, a maggot farmer, and a Māori, former teacher who convinced struggling car manufacturers to spend a million dollars planting trees.

On one level these are stories of the work they did. But on a deeper level, these are character studies, driven by the central question: why do some people see themselves as powerless, while others choose a future for themselves and others? Why do some people surrender to hopelessness, while others carry on regardless?

These are just some of the questions raised in Rod's book.

Rod Taylor is a radio broadcaster, newpaper columnist and author.

https://tenjourneys.blogspot.com/2020/04/ten-journeys-on-fragile-planetcoming.html

Writer Broadcaster | Canberra Times Freelance | Author @TenJourneysFragilePlanet
Tayloram2000@zoho.com 0419 217 293


 

 
Friday 2nd September 2022

"Aboriginal Rock Art in Australia

from a Jungian Perspective"

Dr Richard Barz


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

 



Friday 7th October 2022

"Jung the Story-Teller"

Rev. Dr Sarah Agnew


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



 



Friday 4th November2022

"Wisdom and the Unconscious"

David Oliphant


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


 
Saturday 3rd. December 2022

Christmas Party!


at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT


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.


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