Founder Patron C G Jung

 

Windows to Eternity by C.G. Jung produced by kind permission of the Estate of C.G Jung

NEW YEAR AFTERNOON LECTURE

Saturday, 6th JANUARY,  2—4.30pm at the Essex Church

brittenThe Ceremony of Innocence: Cruelty, Suffering and Visionary Experience in the Music of Benjamin Britten

Tia Kuchmy

 

Tea and cakes included

Tia’s talk will explore the juxtaposition of cruelty, suffering, and deep spirituality found in so many of Benjamin Britten's operas and vocal compositions, and will relate it to Donald Kalsched's perception that deep trauma sometimes opens the door to another dimension of reality.

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Thursday 1st FEBRUARY, EVENING LECTURE

05 The Creator

Christa, the Feminine Aspect of Christ

CAROLINE MACKENZIE

 

Caroline graduated from St Martin's School of Art and studied with artist theologian Jyoti Sahi in a Christian Art Ashram near Bangalore for six years. A commissioned sculptor for the Church in the UK and Europe she now lives in Suffolk and works in bronze. In this presentation Caroline aims to demon-strate in a practical (ie empirical) way how working with the archetype of Christ has helped her in her individuation process.

 

 


Thursday 1st March, EVENING LECTURE

dove peacePushing the Boundaries: Towards a dynamic understanding of the Christian faith

 Fr. BENEDICT COBBEN

 

Over 70 years ago the scientist and Jesuit priest Teilhard de Chardin wondered why Christianity was ceasing to appeal to an increasing number of people. Christianity, he wrote, still to some degree provides a shelter for the modern soul, but no longer clothes it, nor leads it. Fr. Cobben will explore possible answers to the pivotal question: what is it Christians are looking for? After a degree in theological studies, Fr. Cobben joined the Carmelite Order in The Netherlands and is a former Provincial Superior (2011 – 2017). His present commitments are retreat-work and spiritual direction.

 


Thursday 3rd May, EVENING LECTURE

GilgameshGilgamesh: Being Human

ANDREW GEORGE

 

Andrew George is a Professor of Babylonian at SOAS, University of London. His prize-winning translation of Gilgamesh, was published by Penquin in 2000 and he is currently translating new texts from cuneiform tablets. The Epic of Gilamesh is the oldest recorded story in the world, originally carved in cuneiform script on twelve stone tablets. It was the subject of Radio 4's In Our Time where Andrew George was a guest of Melvyn Bragg (November 3rd, 2016).

 

 

 


SPRING CONFERENCE

Saturday 19th May

In conjunction with the David Holt group

Quaker Meeting House, Oxford

Full details will be available late 2017

 


THURSDAY, 7th JUNE, EVENING LECTURE

christian cosmologyChristian Cosmology: a Spirituality of Integration?

Fr. DOMINIC WHITE

 

Fr. Dominic White studied at Cambridge University (MA) and Imperial College, London (PhD). Organist of the Dominican church in London for three years he entered the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in 2000. He is currently a chaplain to Newcastle and Northumbria universities and arts officer at St Dominic's Priory, Newcastle. He is the composer and founder of the Cosmos multimedia dance project and founding patron of Eliot Smith Company (contemporary dance). He is the author of The Lost Knowledge of Christ: Contemporary Spiritualities, Christian Cosmology and the Arts (Liturgical Press, 2015).

 


Saturday 7th JULY

penquill

 

MEMBERS ONLY AGM

 


August 24th—26th, Worcester College, Oxford

JEAN SHINODA BOLEN
with
Monika Wikman

On a rare visit to the UK these reknowned American Jungian analysts will spend two days with us in the tranquil setting of Worcester College. They will speak on:

Emergence of Feminine Wisdom and the End of Patriarchy:the Process of Evolutionary Change in Individuals and Humanity

and

The Spirit of these Times meets the Spirit of the Depths: Emergent Dreams Revisioning the Collective and Individual Psyche


THURSDAY, 4th OCTOBER, EVENING LECTURE

cloud of unknowingUnknowing in Practice

DAVID HENDERSON

 

Psychotherapists often find that they don't know what is happening in a session. This talk asks whether there are resources in ancient and medieval philosophy and theolo- gy that can help the therapist to be aware of the many ways of unknowing. David Henderson, PhD, is a psychotherapist and supervisor, a member of the Association of Independent Psychotherapists. He is a senior lecturer in psychoanalysis at the Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University and is the author of Apophatic Elements in the Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis: Pseudo-Dionysius and C.G. Jung (Routledge).

 


Saturday 20th October Full day conference in conjunction with the C.G.Jung Club

Striving for wholenessBarbara Hannah’s Search for Wholeness

Emmanuel Kennedy-Xypolitas

 

Full details available in 2018

 

 

 

 


THURSDAY, 1st NOVEMBER, EVENING LECTURE

Shore to farNo shore too far?

JONATHAN STEDALL

 

Meditations on the theme of death, bereavement and hope: the title of this talk comes from Jonathan’s sense that in our efforts to extend boundaries of every sort - including that most mysterious boundary of all between what we call life and death - there is, in fact, no shore too far. In his talk he will discuss these themes, interwoven with readings from some of the poems written since his wife’s death four years ago.

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