Friday, 15 June 2018
7.00pm-7.45pm Discussion Group
8.00pm Guest Speaker
Messages from the Ancestors
Jung was aware that the spiritual life of the West is undergoing profound changes. Old forms are crumbling and the new is on the horizon. Surely one element of our renewed spirituality needs to be a renewed respect for nature and care for the planet.
How did we become so alienated from nature?
"What ancient wisdom can we glean from the paintings of our ancestors that will help us reconnect our Western psyche with its natural roots in nature?"
The talk will investigate cave art by prehistoric humans, and with the aid of many illustrations, ponder on what they can tell us about humanity’s first religions. We will find that much of it actually foreshadows much present-day ritual — except that at the time when cave art was being created, human beings were truly fully ‘in’ nature.
In recent years a new nature spirituality seems to be emerging— but for it to become more permanent rather than a passing fashion, some shifts in the West’s archetypal ideas about nature will need to occur. This is already beginning to happen. We will also look at some indicators towards this future.
ANNETTE LOWE is a Jungian analyst in private practice in St Kilda. She graduated from the Jung Institute in Zurich 20 years ago. Annette is a past President and Life Member, editor of Jung Talks and Jung in Effect, and co-teaches the Society’s Core Concepts course. Annette is also a training analyst for the Jung Institute in Zurich, and an accredited supervisor with PACFA.