Friday, 19 October 2018
7.00pm-7.45pm Discussion Group
8.00pm Guest Speaker
Jung and the Astrological Timepiece:
A Skyful of Archetypes
Astrology and psychoanalysis have similar root metaphors as both disciplines involve questions of birthright and the human soul. Psychoanalysis is microscopic exploring psychodynamic images, while astrology is telescopic considering heavenly symbols; but both consider the fate of the human and collective soul. No wonder Jung was attracted to astrology from an early age. While astrology had always personified the god-like archetypes as the planets, Jung revived them on the inner landscape. As ‘personifications of unconscious contents’ the gods now revealed themselves on the psychic topography, just as the earliest astrologers had observed the gods in the constellations. Now the archetypal images had sanctuary in sky and psyche. In our lecture we will consider astrology through the eyes of Carl Jung.
20th & 21st October 2018
Archetype & Horoscope
Exploring the Dream of your Life
Saturday 10.00 pm - 4.00 pm / Sunday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
The Florence Peel Centre, 126 Moor St, FITZROY 3065
Dreamwork is an act of soul making. Similarly working with the astrological horoscope is soul making, as its symbols represent the people, events and places of our lives, not just literally, but their inner images as well. The soul speaks through the symbols of the horoscope just as it does through a dream. We could liken the horoscope to a soul history, a big dream: the dream of your life. Both dreams and astrology are divinatory and oracular by nature, each being symbolic and metaphoric. Both systems also have rational and scientific constructs. Astrology has a rich history in the ancient and medieval sciences, while dreams are continually being investigated scientifically. But by nature both are subjective and therefore their revelatory quality cannot be measured by scientific standards.
During this workshop with Brian Clark we will honour both ways of knowing. We will explore our natal horoscopes from the perspective of our own unique archetypal arrangements and dynamics. His approach will be didactic and experiential, using processes and group work to help loosen the symbol from its astrological moorings so it can be revelatory and meaningful. The workshop will focus on the inner dimensions that the horoscope can uncover to help us honour the soul.
NOTE: This workshop will be strictly limited to 25 participants.
Brian will create natel charts for participants, so bring details of the time and place of your birth.
Also NOTE: Lunch will not be provided for this workshop. The venue boasts a number of great eating spots nearby. A favourite is the Napier Hotel.
BRIAN CLARK is the creator of the Astro*Synthesis distance learning program which has been shaped from his experience as an astrological educator over the past 35 years . Brian has his MA in Classics and Archaeology from the University of Melbourne and has been honoured with lifetime membership from the state, national and professional astrological organizations in Australia. His books and articles have been translated into numerous languages. He has written five books, most recently The Family Legacy: Astrological Imprints on Life, Love and Relationship; Vocation: The Astrology of Career, Creativity and Calling (2016) and From the Moment We Met: The Astrology of Adult Relationships (2018).