Saturday, 21 May 2016
Symposium 10.00am - 5.00pm
Augustine Centre 2 Minona St HAWTHORN VIC 3122
Constructing a Third Millennium Spirituality
“... we are only at the threshold of a new spiritual epoch”
~ C G Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections
This symposium will be centred on the keynote address to be delivered by author Peter Todd entitled:
The Entangled State of God and Humanity
A case for a third millennium spirituality illuminated by insights from archetypal depth psychology, quantum physics, neuroscience and evolutionary biology, thereby contributing to a Copernican revolution in a reconciliation of science and religion. His central ideas, like those of Jung with his archetypes, provide intimations of a numinous principle implicit in cosmology and the discovery that in and through humanity, evolution becomes not only conscious of itself but also directed and purpose.
Peter B. Todd has been a research psychologist at the Neuropsychiatric Institute Sydney, and is currently a psychoanalytic psychologist in private practice in Sydney, Australia. His papers have appeared in the British Journal of Medical Psychology, Griffith Review, the interdisciplinary journal Mind and Matter and Teilhard Studies the journal of the American Teilhard Association. His most recent book is The Individuation of God: Integrating Science and Religion (Chiron Publications, 2012). see his paper: 'A Copernican Revolution of Science & Religion towards a Third Millennium Spirituality'
In his late thoughts in Memories, Dreams and Reflections, Dr Jung states that ”science is tacitly convinced that a non-psychic, transcendental object exists. But science also knows how difficult it is to grasp the real nature of the object”.
In this symposium author Peter Todd will lead us in integration of religion and modern science potentially on the scale of a new Copernican Revolution as a means of constructing a Third Millennium Spirituality. The groundwork for this keynote address will be addressed in the key questions of: what is physical reality? And what is psychic reality? Four speakers will follow this on different aspects of Spirituality.
Join us in a venture in which our minds and imaginations will be stimulated to allow new patterns of Spirituality to emerge from the apparent chaos of our times.
Morning Session: The Nature of Reality
· What is physical reality?
Dr Peter Jewsbury (theoretical physicist – Defence Science)
· What is psychic reality?
Marie Makinson (Jungian analyst, President Queensland Jung Society)
Keynote Address: The Entangled State of God and Humanity
Peter B Todd (research psychologist)
Afternoon Session: The Nature of Spirituality
· Mysticism of Teilhard de Chardin: a solution to the modern religious crisis
Fr David Moore (priest)
· She who has no name: the Divine Feminine
Dr Juliana Kaya Prpic (academic, Dip Candidate Jung Institute, Zurich)
· Spirituality in dialogue with Aboriginal cultural spirituality
Rev Dr Robert Hoskin (PhD - Archetype of the Heroic Journey)
· Archetypes: from informational structures of being, to scaffolds of the psyche and the foundations of spirituality.
Fr John Power (spirituality and philosophy educator)
Members - $90 / Non-members - $130 /
Concession and students - $110
(includes lunch plus morning and afternoon teas)
Registration requires a minimum 50% deposit.
Payment accepted via cheque or Direct Deposit:
BSB 633-000 A/c 120 760 780
To register, please email the Honorary Secretary
with your name, telephone and address, any dietary requirements, plus details of your payment.