Friday, 17 March 2017
7.00pm-7.45pm Discussion Group
'ECONOMICS AND THE SOUL'
by Thomas Moore
Chapter 9 of "Care of the Soul" (1992) pp177-199
18.00pm Guest Lecture
The Deep Psychology of Money
Who amongst us does not think (or fret) about money? Yet money is one of the most neglected issues psychologically. Drawing on the writing and experiences of C.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, James Hillman, Thomas Moore and others, this lecture explores various fascinating depth psychological and mythological perspectives into the nature of money.
Money is not just a rational medium of exchange. It can fill us with compelling desire, anxiety, envy, and greed. Suzanne will discuss the paradoxical nature of money, as both a motivator and a complex. At the core of our various money complexes – to hoard, to posture, to gift, to consume – bubble the energies of various archetypes. We will consider how money, like sex, serves a conduit of the imagination and a main projection carrier for the soul.
Suzanne Cremen serves as adjunct faculty at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, USA and founding director of the Life Artistry Centre for Archetype, Imagination and Vocation in Melbourne (www.lifeartistry.com.au). She holds two Masters Degrees from Pacifica (in Jungian and archetypal studies, and humanities and mythology) as well as degrees in Law and Arts. Her PhD thesis is on a depth psychological approach to vocation. Suzanne’s background includes working as a lawyer, conference producer, screenwriter, publisher and career counsellor for adults in midlife. She is a past president of the Queensland Jung Society and co-founder of scholarly publishing house e-Content Management (acquired by Routledge in 2014).