Friday, 16 February 2018
7.00pm-7.45pm Discussion Group
Facilitated by Annette Lowe
‘Falling Down to Earth’
by David Tacey
from "Psychological Perspectives" vol 29 Spring/Summer 1994
8.00pm Guest Speaker
Jung and "The Ever Present Origin"
In 1939 the Polish poet & philosopher Jean Gebser found refuge in Switzerland and became part a group of intellectuals who participated in the annual Ascona seminars in which Jung was the central figure. Though he was critical of Jung’s reification of the unconscious, preferring instead to talk of ‘modalities’ or ‘intensities’ of consciousness, Gebser was influenced by Jung as well as other Ascona thinkers in developing his theory of the emergence of consciousness in human history. He shared Jung’s conviction that the rational consciousness of the modern era was a deficient mode of consciousness, arguing that the collapse of rational consciousness in the mid 20thc was the contest for the emergence of a new mode of consciousness—the integral. We find ideas which are implicit in Jung’s psychological writing developed and expended by the next generation of Jung-oriented thinkers such as Gebser, Campbell and Kernyi whose interest was in culture—rather than individual experience.
Living in the Borderland: Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma is a book by Jungian psycho analyst Jerome Bernstein. It addresses the evolution of Western consciousness and describes the emergence of the ‘Borderland,' a spectrum of reality that is beyond the rational yet is palpable to an increasing number of individuals. Building on Jungian theory, Jerome Bernstein argues that a greater openness to trans-rational reality experienced by Borderland personalities allows new possibilities for understanding and healing confounding clinical and developmental enigmas. https://vimeo.com/197666773
Dr BERNIE NEVILLE has had a long career teaching and researching in the fields of education and counselling. Both Jung and Rogers have had a significant influence on his thinking, and he has a particular interest in exploring the commonalities and differences in these two ways of thinking about life and human behavior. Bernie is the author or editor of several books - the latest being The Life of Things: Therapy and the Soul of the World (David Lovell Publishing 2014). He is currently an adjunct professor at the Auckland University of Technology and CEO of the International Institute for Research into Interpersonal Relationships in Education, an independent institute promoting student advocacy.
17 & 18 February 2018
Weekend Workshop 10.00am– 4.00pm
Habitat Hawthorn (Augustine Centre) - 2 Minona St HAWTHORN 3122
1000 Faces of the Feminine
This workshop is nourishment for the participants' personal relationship with the sacred feminine and feminine archetypes, through ritual and creativity.
We will explore the questions:
- - what myth are you living with?
- what archetype do you feel present in your life?
- Which would you like to evoke?
You will make your own little goddess or talisman. She will be stitched and painted and adorned.
Participants are invited to bring any items they might want to include - this can be special fabric, jewellery, shells, beads, feathers, buttons, ribbon, small stones, crystals, or even secret things to be hidden inside the doll.
This workshop will be the culmination of three months exploration of female archetypes and is an opportunity to craft a personal memento of your journey. No experience is needed / all materials are provided.
Merilee Bennett is an award-winning film maker and visual artist who has had a long-standing interest in archetypes and the way in which symbols, motifs and the unconscious intersect with our everyday lives. Merilee has been exhibiting since 1980. Her 2016 exhibition continued her investigation into ancient Palaeolithic and Neolithic forms of the “Goddess”, as well as myths and fairy tales, mystical revelation, dreams and the natural world.
NOTE: This workshop is a two-day workshop. It will be fully catered.
Cost: Members - $200 / Non-members - $300 / Concession - $250
(includes lunch plus morning and afternoon teas)