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, 19 February 2016

7.00pm-7.45pm     Discussion Group(Club Rm)
Facilitated by Annette Lowe

The Archetype of the Way: pt 1 Tao & Individuation

by Norah Moore, Journal of Analytical Psychology 1983, 28. 119-140

8.00pm                  Guest Speaker

Archetypes: Building blocks of Spirituality

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"The primordial images (archetypes) ar the most ancient and the most universal 'thought-forms' of humanity."  

C G Jung(CW7,140)

Jung taught two things; firstly that the archetypes lie at the core of human spirituality and secondly that these archetypes are largely unconscious to us. Therefore the archetypes find expression in religious myths, in images of God(s) and are enacted in religious rituals.

However in this age of the rational scientific mind and of demythologisation we are in danger of losing spirituality as a way to our connect to our archetypal core.

This talk explores how archetypes find religious expression and what might happen if we own up to the archetypal nature of our spiritual lives. Making the archetypal nature of spirituality conscious may help us to  heal the rifts between different religious traditions, between believers and atheists and between our traditional spiritualities and the life of our soul.

"The archetype behind a religious idea has, like every instinct,
its specific energy, which it does not lose even if the conscious mind ignores it."

~ CG Jung (CW 9, 129)

Jung taught two things; firstly that the archetypes lie at the core of human spirituality and secondly that these archetypes are largely unconscious to us. Therefore the archetypes find expression in religious myths, in images of God(s) and are enacted in religious rituals.

However in this age of the rational scientific mind and of demythologisation we are in danger of losing spirituality as a way to our connect to our archetypal core.

This talk explores how archetypes find religious expression and what might happen if we own up to the archetypal nature of our spiritual lives. Making the archetypal nature of spirituality conscious may help us to  heal the rifts between different religious traditions, between believers and atheists and between our traditional spiritualities and the life of our soul.


Sunday, 21 February 2016

Workshop                1.00pm -  5.00pm  
Augustine Centre    2 Minona St  Hawthorn3122

Working with the archetypal nature of spirituality

archetypal nature

This workshop conducted by John Power will look  at ways of working with the archetypal nature of spirituality in our own lives and in the lives of others. It will be of interest to all of us on a spiritual path as well as those who work with the inner life of others such as therapists, chaplains and teachers.  The workshop will cover such topics as:-

Archetypese / archetypal / process and our personal / quests·/ Archetypes of spiritual transformation / Archetypes & myth·/ Archetypes and spiritual experience

During the workshop participants will examine the archetypes which drive their own spiritual yearnings. Then, drawing on these insights, participants will learn skills which assist in identifying spiritual archetypes active in the lives of others and how these archetypes find fulfilling and shadow expressions in day-to-day living. 

Cost*  Members - $55 /  Non-members - $70 / Concession - $60    

Payment accepted via cheque or Direct Deposit: BSB 633-000    Acc 120 760 780

John Power has worked over the last 30 years as a spirituality and philosophy educator in schools in Australia and the UK and as an Anglican priest training clergy and lay people in creative responses to Australia’s shifting spiritual landscape. He currently works full-time educating and creating programs which focus on innovative ways of approaching myth and archetype in spirituality. He runs the website archetypalspirituality.org.

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