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

4-Week Short Course

Monday Evenings   7, 14, 21, 28 August 2017

7.30pm – 9.30pm
Richmond Library Meeting Rm   415 Church St   Richmond 3121

Archytypal Patterns in Fairytales, no 2

frog princess

The title of this short course is borrowed from a book by Marie Louise Von Franz who was the acknowledged expert on the interpretation of fairy tales from a Jungian perspective. She describes archetypal patterns thus:

  “Fairy tales represent something very removed from human consciousness...the difficulty (to understand them) is due to the fact that the fairytale is based on certain functions of the psyche with the skin and flesh removed. Only that remains which is of general human interest.”

In this second round of Fairytales we will examine two more stories to analyse andunderstand what they tell us about the play of the archetypes and individuation. Participants will be sent copies of the specific fairytales prior to the start of the course. 

Recommended reading: "The Interpretation of Fairy Tales", Marie-Louise von Franz (1996)

Cost: Members - $140 /  Non-members - $170 / Concession - $150

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Kevin Toohey

Kevin Toohey completed his Diploma at the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich in 1997 and has been in private practice as a Jungian analyst in Clifton Hill ever since. He is a favourite lecturer and teacher with an emphasis on dreams, individuation and fairy tales and has previously lectured for the Jung Society on depression, individuation and fairy tales. Kevin is a former President of the Jung Society of Melbourne. Since the year 2000 he has presented Weeks 1-4 of the Society’s popular Core Concepts Course.

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