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, 15 April 2016

7.00pm    AGM
NOTE:  The Discussion Group will resume in May

8.00pm                  Guest Speaker
NOTE: Due to a life threatening accident, the speaker advertised in our 2016 Program Booklet
has had to defer his presentation til 2017.

Jung, Art and the Victorian Feminine

Our civilization has long forgotten how to think symbolically.
— Jung, "Symbols of Transformation"

In this lecture we will explore Victorian art within the framework of Jungian psychology and define some basic traditional symbolism and symbolic syntax.

Through a series of images, Tim Falkiner will examine artists’ fascination with Victorian era archetypal subjects: St George and the Dragon, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, Hylas and the Nymphs, the lamia, mermaids, the sphinx, sorceresses and female slaves and martyrs.

Tim will explain the 19th Century influences behind this artwork and the role they played in the feminine emancipation occurring in that era. Exploration of the artwork will throw light on what feminine emancipation is, and how it is achieved.

Tim Falkiner is a transpersonal counsellor and hypnotherapist, a member of the Australian Hypnotherapist’s Association and a Committee member of the C.G. Jung Society of Melbourne. Tim is interested in Jungian psychology, particularly as it relates to symbolism. He has previously lectured at the Society on the symbols on gaming machines played by problem gamblers.

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