C G Jung Society of Melbourne Inc

Join us in the quest for wholeness through Jungian archetypes of duality and integration

A forum established in 1962 for discussion, exploration and continued development and application of the concepts espoused by the Swiss psychoanalyst - Carl Gustav Jung

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

Topic: TBA

Main Lecture at 8.00pm.

Fish Out of Water: Waking Up in a World Asleep

Guest speaker:  Craig Delaney

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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?

The “fish” was used as a name for the God who became a man.
— Carl Jung

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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)


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