From early on in his life, Jung recognised two distinct personalities within himself.
No 1 was involved in the every day ordinary world, was rational and ambitious, studied science and wanted civilised prestigious life.
No 2 connected with the experience at the age of three, sitting on a granite stone and feeling something eternal in the stone, that was also in him. This side held meaning and connection.
Jung struggled most of his life with the conflict between these two personalities. He became attracted to psychiatry while studying medicine when he read in a book by Kraffe Ebbing that psychiatry is subjective and the psychiatrist responds with his own personality. He felt his two personalities could connect in psychiatry.
"Here at last was a place where the collision of nature and spirit became a reality"
On behalf of the committee and myself I welcome you all to the 2023 season of events.
We on the committee – Vice President Lorenz Gude, Treasurer Vince O’Sullivan, Secretary Vivien Bainbridge, and committee members Susan Thorman, Jan Rodda and Debbie Paulik Ford and our librarian Olive Mason- are looking forward to our first full year in the new venue at Cottesloe Civic Centre.
This beautiful old building feels like a perfect fit for us going forward. We have also invested in good quality Audio Visual equipment (thank you Lorenz) so that we can be sure our equipment matches the high quality of our speakers.
We start the year with a Library Open Day and book sale on March 25. We hope you will come and help us celebrate the library and check out the amazing array of books we have. We also plan to hold some special events in the library this year, as well as the monthly Library Day (First Sunday of the Month 2-5pm).
Our first Friday evening at Cottesloe is a conversation with psychotherapist George Trippe, discussing his new book on Active Imagination “Who Said That?”, to be held on April 21.
The AGM will be held prior to that and members will be notified.
On Friday May 19 we have Kane Parson, a psychotherapist, speaking on Symbolism and Symbolic Expression: Archetypes, Neuroscience and Dreaming.
In June we will show a film of a lecture by Lorenz Gude about the topic of "An Experience of the Divine Feminine"
On July 21 Kevin Liu will be talking on the I Ching. In August Jungian Analyst Vivien Bainbridge will be speaking about Shame. I will be rounding out the year with a lecture on Rix Weaver’s book Spinning on a Dream Thread.
We look forward to you joining us! As always, we will serve tea and coffee and cake before each event. Don’t forget our new start time of 7:00 pm.See you there.
Sincerely, Brittain Garrett President 2023 CG Jung Society of WA