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.

The Curse of the Witch: An Invitation to
Meet the Dark Feminine

Guest speaker: Joy Norton

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In fairy tales and mythology, we meet many witches with their curses, spells, enchantments, magic, darkness and terror. The curse has many forms, impossible tasks, imprisonments, changes of form, and threat of death. Such curses are a form of descent.

The curse invites us into the domain of the dark feminine.

Our imaginations and psyches are captured by the images and stories which hold something for us, often something we prefer to disown, discard or ignore. The darkness fascinates and scares us.

From ancient cultures, the earth medicine and herbal lore of the healers and shamans, the cauldrons of witches brewing and stirrings, witches link us to earth cycles, animating forces and courage to grow through adversity. 

Together we will explore stories that invite this immersion and meeting with dark otherness.

Stories set the inner life in motion, and this is particularly important where the inner life is frightened, wedged and cornered
— Pinkola-Estes

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Joy Norton is a Jungian Analyst, Training Analyst and Counselling Psychologist in Private Practice in Melbourne.

She is the immediate past Co Director of Training with The Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts. Joy Norton has an interest in the experience of analytic encounter, co-creative processes in analytic practice, and the ways image, story and psyche commune in to facilitate the unfolding and development of imagination and psychological healing.


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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