Friday, 9 December 2016
7.00pm Christmas Party (Note - no Discussion Group tonight)
8.00pm Guest Speaker
NOTE - the 1932 book by C G Jung is available for download
The Interplay of Spirit & kundalini
pdf of the book by Sir John Woodroffe
"The Serpent Power" - Secrets of Tantric and Shaktic Yoga
The role of the Spirit in the Christian tradition is at once: exciting, dangerous, all pervading, empowering mysterious and yet comforting.
How is this Spirit acquired?
How is she experienced?
What are the effects?
The function of kundalini in the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism is likewise: enlivening,
free and uncontrollable, bewildering and wonderful. How do these two principles relate? Are they the same?
How does one thrown light on another? In what ways are they the feminine aspect of reality?
...for kundalini is seen as a goddess rising up the spine to join in loving union with the god at the crown of the head.
This lecture will explore these various dimensions – in theory, in practice and in experience.
Rev Dr John Dupuche is a Priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne. He has a doctorate in Sanskrit, specializing in Kashmir Shaivism and is particularly interested in its interface with Christianity. His current positions include: Honorary Fellow in the Faculty of Theology & Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University with special involvement in interfaith relations; Senior Lecturer/Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation at MCD University of Divinity; and Chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese. Fr Dupuche lives in an interfaith ashram and each year travels to India. His books include: Abhinavagupta, the Kula Ritual (2003); Jesus, the Mantra of God (2005); and Vers un Tantra Chrétien (2009) (translated as Towards a Christian Tantra). He has written many articles in these fields.