15th November 2013
7.00pm Discussion Group
8.00pm Guest Lecture
“Spiritus contra Spiritum”
How home truths from Dr Jung became spiritual principles at the very heart of Alcoholics Anonymous. In a short correspondence in 1961, the last year of Jung’s life, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous Bill W wrote to express appreciation and explain the critical role Jung’s clinical honesty had had in the foundation of the AA approach. Jung’s reply risked a confidence to a fellow spiritual traveller, as to his views on the key to release from alcoholic suffering. This presentation will explore that conversation, its context and its impact on the emerging programme of AA, now imitated by over 400 other 12-Step organisations world-wide.
Dr Vanda Rounsefell
Vanda Rounsefell PhD, MB,BS, CTA, ITAA, FACNEM answers to Dr (medicine) as a holistic GP and surgical assistant, and to Dr (of philosophy) as an integrative eco-consultant.
Trustee AA Australia 1999-2009, former Chairman & Deputy Chair and Chair of several GSB committees; Trustee Emeritus since 2011.
As a Juicy Crone and concerned grandmother she is vitally interested in the emerging plight of our biosphere and what we can do to make a difference.
Her personal mission is to bring about: