Speaker: Julian David
When Orpheus gets down to the Underworld in search of Eurydice, he must pass through all the figures that are imprisoned there. And if we ask ourselves WHY they are there, we are taken into a dense root-system of the earliest myths of humankind, in which archetypal themes cross back and forth, taking us down to the deepest parts of our own unconscious minds.
Speaker: Machiel Klerk
In this talk, international speaker and dream worker Machiel Klerk will explore an approach towards working with dreams. In this approach to dream work, you will learn to get in touch with your own genius, or guiding spirit. You will learn some practical tips on how to build and nurture a living relationship with your genius and to embody this genius in your day to day life. This will potentially lead to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. This approach to dream work has roots in Jung's Red Book journey.
The Still Centre of the Turning World
Speaker: Lynn Carneson McGregor
In times of transition such as we are experiencing both in South Africa and worldwide at present, there is uncertainty, anxiety and fear. Is the regressive trend towards searching for tribal identity and reliance on Savior Archetypes across the globe, a mistaken search for security? In this climate, what is the role of individuation and collective wisdom?
The Dark Night of the Soul
Speaker: Kaye Gersh
There are certain passages in a lifetime, sometimes brief, sometimes extended, when all the usual frameworks of understanding the human condition prove to be inadequate. Modern medicine, and indeed modern psychology, does not do well with Dark Nights of the Soul. The use of cognitive therapies, of anti-depressants, of “getting over” things as fast as possible, of “finding closure”, of minimizing suffering are nonsense when one is in a Dark Night.
An Introduction to an Expressive Sandwork Project on the Cape Flats
Speakers: John Gosling and Philippa Colinese
Expressive Sandwork is a community based intervention in collaboration with CASE (Community Action towards a
Safe Environment) that applies some of the principles of analytical psychology to work with children living in
vulnerable communities. Philippa and John will outline the basic principles of this intervention and offer some
examples of their work with children who have participated in projects on the Cape Flats to illustrate how the
children respond to the intervention. They will also discuss some of the difficulties in implementing the intervention,
as well as the potential benefits it may have for the children, their families, the volunteers, and ultimately the
'Accompaniment’ as a therapeutic approach
Speaker: Renos Papadopoulos
We regret to advise that this Public Programme Lecture on 26th July by Renos Papadopoulos has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Our next lecture will be on Tuesday 15th August by Jungian analyst Paul Ashton: “Soul and Spirit from a depth psychological perspective”.
Spirit and Soul from a depth psychological perspective
Speaker: Paul Ashton
In what ways do “soul” and “spirit” differ from each other from a depth psychological perspective? Dr Paul Ashton, Jungian analyst, and published author, will explore his ideas about how these two aspects of the human psyche (that are often used interchangeably) can be differentiated and how they each function in our psyches. This interesting talk will be held on TUESDAY 15th August at 19h30 at the Lung Institute in Cape Town as part of SAAJA’s Public Lecture series. Due to the popularity of this talk, please arrive early to ensure your place.
We invite you to a workshop presented by Catherine Anderson & Elize Rowan - 'Connecting to your inner Psyche'
What is SoulCollage®?
Jung noted that by taking a thing apart, getting to know the parts intimately, and then letting the parts come back together, transformation occurs. In like manner, our many pieces of soul can be consciously and imaginatively collaged into a new and more vital oneness. This is what we are about in the process called SoulCollage.
Venue : C.G. Jung Centre, 87 Main Road, Rosebank, Cape Town
Date and time : Saturday 9 September 2017, 9-12 am
Includes Tea/coffee and muffins
Michael Meade via Jung Platform http://www.jungplatform.com/
A streamed online seminar by Michael Meade,live from Seattle
We live in a radical time, amidst severe climate changes, the expansion of human tragedy and the growth of collective fear and anxiety. Yet, the great crises of the world do not take place outside the human soul. Rather, history is made in the struggle of the individual soul to survive and make sense of the world no matter how dark things may become. When everything seems about to fall apart, something deep in the soul of humanity responds. This inner inheritance includes both deep instincts for survival and surprising capacities for renewal. In mythic terms, each soul is connected to the Soul of the World and each person is pregnant with meaning and an innate genius waiting to express itself. In the struggle for meaning and truth it becomes necessary to call upon the array of genius, tal
The Teachings of Nature
Speaker: Madine Swart
Carl Jung reminds us that “nature is not matter only, she is also spirit” and he considered natural life to be “the nourishing soil
of the soul”. He foresaw the danger of losing our once intimate connection with nature: “As scientific understanding has
grown, so our world has become dehumanized. Man feels himself isolated in the cosmos, because he is no longer involved in nature and has lost his emotional 'unconscious identity' with natural phenomena."
The Spirit in the Bottle: An Alchemical Fairy-tale
Speaker: Renee Ramsden
If you’ve ever been drawn to the wisdom offered by fairy tales, alchemy and Jungian psychology,then SAAJA’s next Public Programme Lecture presented by Renee Ramsden, will offer an intimate insight into the link between the symbolism of fairy tales, the psychology of Alchemy in the unconscious, and how it relates to the transformational journey of the psyche and soul.