What we're about

Welcome to the Philosophy, Mysticism & Depth Psychology Group, Sydney.

Here we explore the ideas and thinking of various teachings that serve in the evolution of consciousness. We've equal respect for the imaginative and rational mind – mythos and logos. Subjects include:

  • Jungian & Archetypal Psychology
  • Symbolism
  • Dream Analysis
  • The exploration of myth and fairytale
  • Psychological Astrology
  • The Creation of Consciousness

Group Etiquette

  1. Timeliness – Please arrive up to 10 minutes ahead of the actual session start and ensure you are ready to begin at the scheduled time. Sessions start promptly and begin with the participants coming together before entering the practice room. If you are unable to make the group on time, please do not interrupt a group that will have already commenced.
  2. Phones, Food, Drinks & Shoes - No phones, food or drinks or shoes are allowed in the practice room. Phones must be turned off and placed on silent before being stored away. If you want to take notes, please bring a pen and paper to the session.
  3. Practical Focus – Each session will have a particular focus, and there is a need to stay on topic. Being experiential, these groups are not for heady philosophical debate.
  4. Cancellations - The teaching space has limited capacity. If you cannot make the class, be sure to cancel with ample notice.
  5. 'No Shows' and Late Cancellations - No Shows and late cancellations will result in the removal from the group.
  6. Group Profile & Personal Alignment - Please ensure your profile picture is recognisable. Also, your interests should align with those of the school. The group's topics need to be of genuine interest to you. This should be evident from your meetup profile. This is not a 'dating' group nor a group.
  7. Personal Process - Ideally you will be working on your personal process. While we encourage openness and sharing, we also enjoy people's capacity to contain themselves.

School Philosophy & Notifications
The underlying philosophy of the school is published as a 6-part e-newsletter. Please take the time to register at humanpotential.school for this and notifications of class times.

The school is very near to the exit gates of Newtown station. We are upstairs on the left if coming out of the station. If coming from King St toward Newtown station gates, we would be on the right, 50 metres before the gates.

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Address: School of Self Potential, Newtown Station Esplanade, Newtown, NSW, Austalia

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The Symbolism & Psychology of Peter Pan

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J. M Barrie’s Peter Pan tells the story of a boy who decides to never grow up and then runs off with the fairies to the magical realm of Neverland. One day he visits London in search of his shadow and invites the Darling children, Wendy, Michael, and John, to return with him to Neverland. There they encounter the dastardly Captain Hook and finally succeed in defeating him.

The tale began as the stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (1904), before being written into a novel, originally titled Peter and Wendy (1911). The immensely popular story inspired artwork, sculptures, and several film adaptations, indicating that the tale continues to resonate in modern times.

Given his eternal youth, Peter Pan equates with the Puer Aeternus, that is the eternal youth, a key archetype as identified by Jung’s primary student, Marie Louise von Franz.

This session will explore the challenges of both Puer psychology as well as the difficulties posed by the correlating Senex archetype, as epitomised by Peter’s nemesis, Captain Hook.

Cost: $20
Free first class - There is no charge the first time you RSVP.

Hosted by The School of Human Potential.
Newtown Station Esplanade, Newtown, Sydney.

For additional classes and information visit www.HumanPotential.School

Psychological Homoeopathy

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Sparsely adopted in Australia, homeopathy is commonly used in Europe and India to treat not only physical ailments but also mental and emotional disorders. Ignatia is prescribed as a cure for heartbreak, Aurum is used to treat suicidal depression, Nux Vomica addresses ailments born of stress and ‘high living’, Sepia is used for flagging spirit, Lycopodium is given for confidence, Sulphur provides creative focus and Natrum Mur is thought to rout out deep-seated grief.

For the classically trained mind, however, homeopathy is inexplicable. While homeopaths will speak of ‘potentised’ remedies, according to laws of physics, there are no active ingredients to be found in a homeopathic remedy. Furthermore, substances that are considered chemically inert, such as silica, gold and carbon, are somehow magically transformed into medicines using a process of dilution and succussion.

The mechanics of homeopathy radically differ from those of conventional, or allopathic medicine. In allopathic medicine (anti-pathos), a drug is given to counter various symptoms. In contrast, homeopathic medicines are thought to aggravate and thereby stimulate the body’s own healing capacity.

The term homeopathy is derived from the Latin homeo-pathos, meaning same suffering. In the practice of homeopathy, a physical, emotional or mental state is matched with a remedy capable of eliciting the same symptoms. Rather than the medicine, it is the body’s reaction to the remedy, which is considered curative.

Despite its inexplicable basis, homeopathy continues to receive much support from those who have experienced homeopathic cures. In answer to the critics, the English homeopathy, John Clarke M.D., offered the following observations regarding salt (NaCl), which is formulated into the commonly prescribed remedy, Natrum Muriaticum or Nat. Mur.

The problems involved in Nat. m. may be regarded in a sense as the pons asinorum of homeopathy. Those who are able to grasp in a practical way the homeopathic uses of this remedy are not likely to meet with any insuperable difficulties elsewhere. Those who can see nothing but "common salt" in Nat. m. may conclude that they have not "the root of the matter" in them. It may be inconceivable to some that the attenuations of Nat. m. should act independently, as curative or pathogenetic, at the same time that crude salt is being ingested in quantities; and it may seem that an infinitesimal amount of a substance which is a necessary constituent of our tissues cannot possibly have any action at all; but this problem is constantly before the homeopath, and if he cannot master it in respect to Nat. m. he need not trouble his brains to try elsewhere. Nat. m. has been extensively proved, both in the lower triturations and in the 30th and higher attenuations, and the latter produced the most marked effects

This session will explore the intriguing history and developments of homeopathy from its origins and founder Samuel Hahnemann, through to Hering, Kent, Vithoulkas, and the ‘Jungian’ homeopaths, Edward Whitmont and Catherine Coulter.

We will also explore the archetypal temperaments associated with the key homeopathic remedies used by homoeopaths as well the various psychological challenges that these polycrests are thought to represent.

Cost: $20
Free first class - There is no charge the first time you RSVP.

Hosted by The School of Human Potential.
Newtown Station Esplanade, Newtown, Sydney.

For additional classes and information visit www.HumanPotential.School

The Time of your Life: Depth Psychology & Astrological Transits

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Astrology is commonly thought of as an oracle, that is, as a predictive tool capable of ascertaining one’s future. While it is true that astrology can be used in this predictive manner, its capacity for foretelling the actual events of one’s life has diminished over the centuries.

This is due to our heightened capacity for self-reflection.

The world in which we live is geared toward the creation of consciousness. Our evolutionary history is evidence of that. With our self-reflective awareness, we stand at the pinnacle of consciousness.

Yet we could be even more aware, even more conscious. To this end, we must be pushed - the greater Self will present us with various challenges and opportunities designed to spur our development. This is our fate.

Where we readily meet the demands for heightened consciousness, however, and appease the demands of the greater Self, we reduce this need to be pushed. We avert our fate.

The same concept is to be found found in Greek myth. Apollo, the god of the sun and light, had the ability the ward off the Erinyes and the three fates.

Regarding the push for consciousness, the gods/archetypes prefer to be met psychologically. Denied that oppertunity, they are forced to manifest as the events of our life.

Psychological astrology is what may be described as archetypally predictive. Certain planetary configurations serve to constellate an archetypal dynamic. This is the 'lesson' we need to learn. In the east, it would be termed our karma.

This karma may be met inwardly, or outwardly. Where we meet the dynamic inwardly, and achieve a shift in consciousness, we remove the demand for an outward expression. When we do nothing, then we must meet our karma as the events of our life. These events, however, are designed to prompt that same consciousness that would have been more easily achieved were we more reflective to begin.

In this session, we will look at how to work with astrological transits, to learn what to expect from particular astrological alignments.

Cost: $20
Free first class - There is no charge the first time you RSVP.

Hosted by The School of Human Potential.
Newtown Station Esplanade, Newtown, Sydney.

For additional classes and information visit www.HumanPotential.School

Film Night: Matter of Heart - Jung's Journey into the Human Psyche

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Following Nietzsche, Jung was the first psychologist to postulate that there are two centres within the psyche. In addition to our Ego, the conscious centre of the psyche, or what we think of as 'I', there is also the greater Self, a deeper, intelligence that we remain largely unconscious of.

Matter of Heart is a compelling and inspiring film portrait of Carl Gustav Jung, a man whose extraordinary genius and humanity reached far beyond the sometimes exclusive realm of psychiatry into redefining the essential nature of who we are and what we hope to become. More than a linear biography, the film presents a fuller perspective on this analyst, healer, friend and mentor, through the skilful interweaving of rare home movies, valuable archival footage and a wealth of interviews with such notables as Sir Laurens van der Post, Marie-Louise von Franz and Joseph Henderson, M.D.

Following the film, there will be time for questions and discussion.

Hosted at the School of Human Potential.

For more information about the School visit www.HumanPotential.School

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Synastry – The Astrology of Love & Relationship

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