Main Lecture - 8.00pm
Aboriginal Dreaming in Jungian Perspective
Guest Speaker: Professor David Tacey
Many aspects of the Aboriginal Dreaming remain impenetrable or inscrutable to Western intellectual thought. Most non-indigenous Australians don’t even bother to understand it because it seems so remote, so removed from reality as we know it.
But Jungian depth psychology is able to throw considerable light on the Dreaming, its meaning and purpose, and its spiritual and archetypal structures. Once we make the link between Aboriginal ancestors and Jungian archetypes, it becomes possible to appreciate the Dreaming in a new way, at much greater depth than is usually managed by Western reason.
Professor David Tacey is Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University, is an interdisciplinary scholar and public intellectual. He is the author of fourteen books, and his most recent is Beyond Literal Belief: Religion as Metaphor (Garratt Publishing, Melbourne and Transaction Publishers, New York, 2015).
David is a specialist in Jungian psychology, and his books on Jung include: Gods and Diseases: Making Sense of our Physical and Mental Wellbeing; How to Read Jung; The Jung Reader; and The Darkening Spirit: Jung, Spirituality, Religion. His books have been published internationally and How to Read Jung
has been translated into Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Admission (at the door, no booking required): Members: free, Non members: $20, Concession: $10*
*(Students with photo ID & holders of Australian Pension and/or Health Care card)