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

19th May 2018

Opening the door to Archetypal Energy through


Navarasas: The Nine Emotions of Life

with Padma Menon


Please note this was originally advertised as a full weekend but is now a one day workshop with Padma Menon. 

10.00am– 5.00pm
Habitat Hawthorn (Augustine Centre) - 2 Minona St  HAWTHORN  3122


Love, laughter, compassion, fury, heroism, fear, contempt, surprise and peace—these are the nine archetypal emotions as described in Indian philosophy (Navarasa theory).

This one day intensive with Padma Menon is an opportunity to delve into these emotions through an associated archetype from Indian philosophy. For example, love will be explored through the beautiful poetry and movement associated with the Blue archetype Krishna, compassion through the archetype of Death, Yama, and peace through the embodied concepts of this emotion associated with the Indian archetypal trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva.

The workshops will include discussions on the philosophy behind the Indian Navarasa theory and its links to contemporary life and structured dance approaches to explore linked archetypes including guided improvisations. Time will be allocated for reflections and questions.

No previous experience of dance is required.

To see Padma on Youtube click here.


Indicative structure:

10 - 11.00 am Preparing the space and the being- traditional embodied rituals for stepping into Navarasa spaces and entering into Shanta (Peace)

11.30 am- 12.30 pm Shrinagara (Love)

12.30- 1.30 pm Lunch

1.30- 2.30 pm Raudra (Fury) to Karuna (Compassion)

2.30-3.30 pm Bhayanaka (Fear) and Adbhuta (Wonder)

3.30 pm Break

4- 5 pm Demonstration by Padma and questions and reflections

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