Friday, 17 May 2019
Habitat Canterbury (Uniting Church) 2 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury, 3126 (map Here)
7.00pm-7.45pm Discussion Group
Facilitated by Annette Lowe/Mary Duffy
Main Lecture at 8.00pm.
Shamanic Consciousness in the Kimberley
Guest Speaker: Dr Robert Hoskin
The term shaman, which probably originates from a tribal group in North Asia, has been used for many Indigenous cultures. Jung's understanding of that numina, comprising spirits and other world realities is tempered by his psychological insights and his understanding of individuation as the individual relates to these figures from the personal and collective unconsciousness
Dr Robert Hoskin has lived, travelled and worked with Kimberley Aboriginal families over many years engaging in the tension between Western and Aboriginal (shamanic) consciousness. He will share a little of this experience, which raises profound questions concerning our continued reconciliation with Aboriginal peoples, our relating to the Australian landscape and developing a unique Australian spirituality
Dr Robert Hoskin describes himself as an adventurer and artist, though he has taken many other roles in life. In the late 1980s he explored the archetype of the heroic journey as seen in the Gospel of Mark.
In recent years, he has sought to integrate his work with Aboriginal families; he co-authored the book, Return to Majaddin, with Ngarinyin Elder Eddie Bear. He has finalised a history of a volunteer organisation, the Boab Network, who support the Kimberley people of Mowanjum. He is now considering the deeper question of an
Australian spirituality, arising from this work.
His website is www.thekimberleyvoice.com.au
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)