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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 (5+)

Catherine Lambert: "The Mystery and Power of Mandalas"

MacKillop House

$12.00

Friday, 7th June 2019 Catherine Lambert ("Deepwater W.A.): "The Mystery and Power of Mandalas" (at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham 8-10 pm) During this talk, I will share the story of my own discovery of the mystery and power of mandalas, moving from initial scepticism to creating a book about their use. I stumbled across the term ‘mandala’ while reading about Hildegard of Bingen and it sparked my curiosity. Since this time, I have used mandalas in my personal life and with individuals and groups. Often, people are surprised by the process of creating a mandala and subsequently find meaning in reflecting upon their creation, bringing healing, wholeness and insight. I will share personal stories about my experiences of using mandalas in my spiritual life and in working with others. Mandalas are found in many spiritual traditions across our world, but have really only been accepted in the West through the work of Jung. My work with mandalas is based on Jung’s claim that the mandala is an archetype for wholeness and how this relates to our spiritual life. Jung viewed the mandala as a tool that assisted in the process of individuation and my passion is walking with people as they grow and transform whilst engaging in their own inner work. I look forward to sharing with you the key insights I have gained from facilitating the creation of mandalas with various groups. Cathie Lambert: Living in Margaret River, Western Australia, I am currently taking a leave of absence from ministry as a Uniting Church minister to complete a PhD through the University of Divinity in Melbourne. My topic is the beguine mystics of the 13th century and their relevance for women seeking spiritual independence today. I am also a trained Spiritual Director and help to train new spiritual directors as part of the team at Dayspring in Perth. Deep Water Dwelling is my spiritual direction business. I provide individual spiritual direction and run retreats and workshops for groups. I specialise in mandala workshops, which was my topic for my spiritual direction project and released a book in early 2018 through Mediacom, titled ‘A Mandala a Month Workbook’. I am married with two teenage children. I love reading, movies, scrapbooking, can never get enough of musical theatre and could sit by the ocean for hours. www.deepwaterdwelling.com.au Cost: Jung Society Members (free), Guest $12, Senior $10, Concession $6. Pay by cash at the door, or by bank transfer, or by credit card via TryBooking

Catherine Lambert Half-Day Workshop: "Mandalas for Wholeness"

SPECIAL EVENT Saturday, 8th June 2019 Catherine Lambert ("Deepwater W.A.): "Mandalas for Wholeness - a half-day Workshop" (at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham 9:30 am - 12:30 pm) In this workshop, I will introduce people to the use of mandalas in our spiritual journey. The workshop will commence with a short presentation, followed by a simple meditation to lead us into creating our own mandalas. All materials will be provided to create your mandala. At the conclusion of our time together, participants will be invited to share their experience of the process and I will offer some suggestions for working further with the mandalas. No art experience is necessary. Simply come with an open mind and the willingness to put aside a few hours of your busy lives. Cathie Lambert: Living in Margaret River, Western Australia, I am currently taking a leave of absence from ministry as a Uniting Church minister to complete a PhD through the University of Divinity in Melbourne. My topic is the beguine mystics of the 13th century and their relevance for women seeking spiritual independence today. I am also a trained Spiritual Director and help to train new spiritual directors as part of the team at Dayspring in Perth. Deep Water Dwelling is my spiritual direction business. I provide individual spiritual direction and run retreats and workshops for groups. I specialise in mandala workshops, which was my topic for my spiritual direction project and released a book in early 2018 through Mediacom, titled ‘A Mandala a Month Workbook’. I am married with two teenage children. I love reading, movies, scrapbooking, can never get enough of musical theatre and could sit by the ocean for hours. www.deepwaterdwelling.com.au

Dorothea's "Dreams Discussion Group": Six weekly sessions

Wesley Uniting Church

$10.00

Six-Week Dream Group series, Facilitated by Dorothea Wojnar Tuesdays 18, 25 June and 2 ,9, 16 and 23 July[masked]:30 - 9:30 pm. (in the Vercoe Room, Wesley Uniting Church, 22 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT). "The 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." (C G 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. 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[masked] or (0413)[masked]. Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. ~ Carl Jung, The Red Book Dream Carl Jung, The Red Book Cost: $10 Pay by cash at the door, or by bank transfer, or by credit card via TryBooking

Dr David Russell: "Shadow Work in Psychotherapy and the Art of Dying"

Friday 5th July 2019 Dr David Russell "Shadow Work in Psychotherapy and the Art of Dying" (at the MacKillop Conference Centre, 50 Archibald St, Lyneham 8-10 pm) I began preparing the material for this talk because the topic has been on my mind for some time. I find that most published writings on the shadow leave me most unsatisfied. And on the matter of dying, well, it appears to be one of those occasions when our tendency is to avert the eyes. Nothing to see here! Jung’s notion of the shadow was that it is an archetypal force. So, my intention is to develop some potential richness around its archetypal basis. Psychodynamic psychology is called psycho-dynamic precisely because it emphasis the dynamic or energy aspect of the archetype. It’s an archetypal force not a neutral structure. It is a force that is constituted as a pre-existing framework ready for action in the world. Thus we can talk of a primordial predisposition. Babies don’t come into life as a blank page. Every baby has a prescribed beginning that is then continuously shaped by experience. The archetypal shadow Perhaps the most difficult to grasp of all the so-called Jungian archetypes is the ‘shadow’. We humans are drawn toward the ‘light’ and toward the ‘dark’. The light is a top-of-the-mountain experience. The dark, in contrast, is a moist, misty valley. One see clearly from on the mountain peak, the view is stunning and the air is pure. One only sees the very immediate in the dark valley. Often the mist is so full-on that all that can be seen is the thick mist itself. It’s so easy to feel lost. The expected path is barely visible if at all. Dying, as a key aspect of an archetypal force, is a move toward the ‘dark’. Out culture is very light orientated in that we crave for understanding, insight, enlightenment. But because the archetypal force lies on the dynamic spectrum, the more we move toward the light the more our daily living accentuated the dark. Ars moriendi, the classical literature on the art of dying needs to be revisited and Jung’s shadow work is proposed as a useful vehicle for this task. 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: Jung Society Members (free), Guest $15, Concession $10. Pay by cash at the door, or by bank transfer, or by credit card via TryBooking

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