Friday - 15 November 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.
Fish Out of Water: Waking Up in a World Asleep
Guest speaker: Craig Delaney
We are born ‘fish’ out of ‘water’. ‘Trailing clouds of glory’, we drop by drop into another sea, a sea of deepening sleep. The waters of Lethe cover us over, and only dreams and intermittent wakenings pierce oblivion. In the depths of our deepest forgetting, we become sea-fast fish of another ilk, with liquid sleep encompassing. Would that those slumberous waters spill us out into some better element, that some keen-eyed angler let down their hook - a call perhaps – and catch us into the brighter air: a fish out of water.
To quit such water might be birth anew, but waking from a world asleep is preceded by the long travail of life.
The envious deep does not give us easily up, and the world seldom welcomes the early riser.
And in what element would we be swimming instead?
Craig Delaney is a Jungian psychotherapist practising in Mitcham, and the immediate past President of the Jung Society of South Australia
“The battle with the sea monster represented the attempt to free ego-consciousness from the grip of the unconscious.” ~ Carl Jung
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)