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"
This series of lectures is a celebration of Rix Weaver, the first Jungian analyst in Australia. Trained in Zurich, she met Jung on a number of occasions and had an hour with him when she revisited Zurich for the celebration of Jung’s 80th birthday. She was an author, analyst, explorer, rebel, and described by Muriel Stanley after her death as “…a prophet without honour”. In this series and beyond, we intend to honour Rix and the legacy she has created.
2021 Message from Jung WA President
Hello and welcome to the 2021 season of events.
We are continuing our celebration of Rix Weaver. We knew we had plenty of material of Rix’s that we wanted to share with you, and that we would extend our celebration beyond 2020. What I was not quite expecting was to be so moved and inspired by Rix’s work. It feels like her voice is a very important one. It is unique and direct– possibly in part because of living in Ultima Thule (‘beyond the borders of the known world’) as Jung called Perth in his letter to Rix. But she also is connected with the wisdom of the Collective Unconscious, with the irrational, the mysteries- also a gift of Ultima Thule? We, in the committee, have been rejoicing, seeing Rix as a direct link to Jung, and that we in Perth are very fortunate to have this connection. We look forward to you joining us as we continue to celebrate and explore the work of Rix Weaver.
Last year, 2020, was quite a year, and nothing will really ever be the same. We have all had to bear uncertainty and suffer limitations. We have come face to face with our vulnerabilities, our lack of control. This is very important work, to bear uncertainty and limitation, to be with our vulnerability ...
A series of lectures celebrating Irene Rix Weaver, the first Jungian analyst in Australia. Rix trained in Zurich and met with Jung, including one very profound hour. She founded the CG Jung Society of WA (then known as the Analytical Club) on Jung’s birthday in 1954. She wrote Jung of her intention and he replied you are indeed in Ultima Thule where Analytic Psychology must be such a novelty. I am glad you have found some response; in this respect you are unusually lucky.
On November 22, 1955, I visited Dr. Jung at his home in Kusnacht. Though I had met Jung and had listened to him speak, I looked forward to having a period with him alone. When I came to Zurich in 1951 to study at the C. G. Jung Institute, Jung no longer lectured students, but he did grant some personal interviews.
Rix’s Lectures at Karnak Playhouse (in Queensland)
We want to honour and acknowledge her contribution by sharing the lectures she gave in Karnak in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. Rix regularly lectured at the resort created by the acclaimed actress Diane Cilento in Douglashire, far north Queensland. Rix and Diane shared a love of the sufi mystic Ibn al Arabi.
In each of these lectures we can hear her distinct voice. She brings to life many of the important concepts of Jungian thinking through examples, stories, deep insight, and lived experience. They are all fabulous, and her lecture on Ego and Self and Destiny is in particular highly recommendable. Enjoy!
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