What we're about

Hello,

*** Welcome to the Canberra Jung Society ***

We normally meet on the first Friday of each month, at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham.

Our meetings normally start at 8pm with a guest speaker presentation of up to one hour, then tea/coffee for a while, then questions and discussions until about 10pm. See our website (http://www.canberrajungsociety.org.au/) for details of the archive and current activities, covering Carl Jung's work, Psychology in general, and all manner of explorations of the human condition!

We have two newsletters per year, plus an extensive library, access to other Jung Societies' newsletters etc. and access to many wonderful people. We aim to make meetings informal, interesting and friendly, with a nice supper. Many friendships have evolved from encounters at our meetings!

Membership costs $60 per year ($30 conc.), which entitles you to free attendance at the monthly meetings, newsletters and library etc! Non-members are welcome too, for $12 per meeting ($6 conc.).

Looking forward to meeting you!

Phone: Jeff Woodgate (Pres.)
Phone: Jeanne James (Vice Pres.) 6241 1099
Web: http://www.canberrajungsociety.org.au/
Email: jungsoccanberra@yahoo.com.au
Post: PO Box 554, Dickson, ACT 2602.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Dog Story: Ressentiment in Aboriginal Mythology - Rev Dr Nikolai Blaskow

Needs a location

$15.00

Friday 3rd February 2023
"Dog Story" - Ressentiment in Aboriginal Mythology
Jung and the Alice Spring’s Dog Story in Conversation with Girard and Nietzsche: a theoretical appraisal of the psycho-social dynamics of violence.

Rev Dr Nikolai David Blaskow

at MacKillop House, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham ACT (and by Zoom)
The lecture is inspired by the three-way conversation in 2000 concerning the Dog Story which led Craig San Roque, a Jungian psychologist to write down his reflections and collect them into a cartoon book, The Long Weekend in Alice Springs.

Nikolai explores how Friedrich Nietzsche’s insights [masked]) into the psychopathology of ressentiment, René Girard’s mimetic and scapegoat theory (MT) and Carl Jung’s idea of cultural complexes [masked]) shed light on the dynamics of the recurring cycle of violence which have afflicted the human psyche since homo sapiens emerged from its previous proto-human beginnings.

This psychopathology will be discovered to be repetitive, autonomous and stubbornly resistant to consciousness. All three theorists will be harnessed to determine why the cycle of greed, deception (and self-deception) and violence, in Girard’s term of reference, the “scandal” that it is, is seemingly impossible to overcome.

In other words, how to bridge the reality gap contained in the oft repeated caveat, “This is not who we are but it is what we do.”

Dr Blaskow is an Adjunct Research Fellow associated with Charles Sturt University located in the Centre for Christianity and Culture. He recently completed his PhD in Philosophy and Religion at Bangor University, Wales, UK.

He has an extensive teaching background in English Literature, Modern and Ancient History and Philosophy in public and private schools in NSW, ACT and Victoria. He teaches English Literature part-time at Narrabundah College, Canberra. His current research is focused on the existential implications of Artificial Intelligence viewed through the lens of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche [masked]) and theorist René Girard [masked]).

**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.

Details: www.CanberraJungSociety.org.au

Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam: "Adventures in Mindfulness Meditn" - 8 week series

Wesley Uniting Church

$20.00

SPECIAL SERIES:

Eight Sundays 26th Feb, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March, 2nd, 9th, 16th April (3-5pm)

"Adventures in Mindfulness Meditation"
facilitated by Kirstin Robertson-Gillam PhD

at Wesley Uniting Church (Vercoe Room), 22 National Crt, Barton, ACT
(and each session will be available online through Zoom)

![img](http://members.pcug.org.au/~ajames/Kirstin%20Robertson-Gillam.jpg)

Participants will receive a copy of each week’s meditation and an audio recording of the meditation to practise with during the week.

The weekly topics will include:
* body awareness,
* taste and smell,
* visualization and imagery,
* and emotional regulation.

Each session will begin with an introduction, then a meditation followed by mandala drawing, and a discussion over refreshments.

Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam is a specialised neurological counsellor and psychotherapist. She has worked with Dementia Australia, Parkinson's NSW, and remains associated with the Parkinson's clinic at the Concord Hospital in Sydney. Her private psychotherapy practice operates almost exclusively online with people around Australia.

Cost:
* Single session: $20 per person per week.
* Series Discount: $140 pre-paid for the eight sessions
(Preferred option, for maximum enjoyment!)

Details and Bookings:
Phone/text Kirstin (0409)[masked] or email [masked].

www.canberrajungsociety.org.au

Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam: "Adventures in Mindfulness Meditn" - 8 week series

Wesley Uniting Church

$20.00

SPECIAL SERIES:

Eight Sundays 26th Feb, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March, 2nd, 9th, 16th April (3-5pm)

"Adventures in Mindfulness Meditation"
facilitated by Kirstin Robertson-Gillam PhD

at Wesley Uniting Church (Vercoe Room), 22 National Crt, Barton, ACT
(and each session will be available online through Zoom)

![img](http://members.pcug.org.au/~ajames/Kirstin%20Robertson-Gillam.jpg)

Participants will receive a copy of each week’s meditation and an audio recording of the meditation to practise with during the week.

The weekly topics will include:
* body awareness,
* taste and smell,
* visualization and imagery,
* and emotional regulation.

Each session will begin with an introduction, then a meditation followed by mandala drawing, and a discussion over refreshments.

Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam is a specialised neurological counsellor and psychotherapist. She has worked with Dementia Australia, Parkinson's NSW, and remains associated with the Parkinson's clinic at the Concord Hospital in Sydney. Her private psychotherapy practice operates almost exclusively online with people around Australia.

Cost:
* Single session: $20 per person per week.
* Series Discount: $140 pre-paid for the eight sessions
(Preferred option, for maximum enjoyment!)

Details and Bookings:
Phone/text Kirstin (0409)[masked] or email [masked].

www.canberrajungsociety.org.au

Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam: "Adventures in Mindfulness Meditn" - 8 week series

Wesley Uniting Church

$20.00

SPECIAL SERIES:

Eight Sundays 26th Feb, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March, 2nd, 9th, 16th April (3-5pm)

"Adventures in Mindfulness Meditation"
facilitated by Kirstin Robertson-Gillam PhD

at Wesley Uniting Church (Vercoe Room), 22 National Crt, Barton, ACT
(and each session will be available online through Zoom)

![img](http://members.pcug.org.au/~ajames/Kirstin%20Robertson-Gillam.jpg)

Participants will receive a copy of each week’s meditation and an audio recording of the meditation to practise with during the week.

The weekly topics will include:
* body awareness,
* taste and smell,
* visualization and imagery,
* and emotional regulation.

Each session will begin with an introduction, then a meditation followed by mandala drawing, and a discussion over refreshments.

Dr Kirstin Robertson-Gillam is a specialised neurological counsellor and psychotherapist. She has worked with Dementia Australia, Parkinson's NSW, and remains associated with the Parkinson's clinic at the Concord Hospital in Sydney. Her private psychotherapy practice operates almost exclusively online with people around Australia.

Cost:
* Single session: $20 per person per week.
* Series Discount: $140 pre-paid for the eight sessions
(Preferred option, for maximum enjoyment!)

Details and Bookings:
Phone/text Kirstin (0409)[masked] or email [masked].

www.canberrajungsociety.org.au

Past Events