C G Jung Society of Melbourne Inc

Join us in the quest for wholeness through Jungian archetypes of duality and integration

A forum established in 1962 for discussion, exploration and continued development and application of the concepts espoused by the Swiss psychoanalyst - Carl Gustav Jung

Friday, 11th December 2015

7.00pm-7.45pm      Discussion with Annette Lowe   -    The Club Room

Carl Gustave Jung: His Life Before His Works

by Gian Piero Quaglino
taken from SPRING Journal, vol 92, Spring 2015

8.00pm      Guest Lecture   -    The Sanctuary

The Human Hands as a Symbol

...often the Hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
— Jung

Man alone has a hand. He uses it as a tool, as a symbol and as a weapon.

The human hand is not just an organ of performance; it is also an organ of perception.

The hands may almost be said to speak.

Do we not use them to demand, promise, summon, dismiss, threat,
express aversion, or fear, question or deny?

Do we not use them to indicate joy, sorrow, hesitation, confession, quantity,
number and time?

This lecture will examine the Human Hands as a symbol. After a general introduction covering Mythology and Brain-Hand research, A special attention will be given to the Arts – Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Literature and Poetry will provide ample examples of Artist’s use of Hands as a symbol of our innermost Being.

TSVIA  ARAN-SHAPIR  has a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University (US), an Arts Degree in Sculpture from Antwerp High Academy of Fine Arts (Belgium), and a Certificate of Expressive Therapies (Australia).

She is currently at training at The Jung Institute, Zurich (Switzerland).

 

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