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The Guild offers a rich forum for anyone interested in exploring the relationship between spirituality, religion and depth psychology, with particular reference to the writings of C. G. Jung.

C.G. Jung was a founding Patron in 1937. Today the Guild organises conferences, workshops, and a series of monthly lectures in London, as well as co-ordinating a number of local Guild Groups in the UK and Australia.

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"Only the symbolic life can express the needs of the soul".

This reflection of Jung's, given in his 1939 talk to the Guild of Pastoral Psychology “The Symbolic Life”, remains the Guild’s inspiration. Our Programme of talks and conferences aims to foster creativity, debate and connections both within and between people. You are welcome to any of our events and no previous knowledge of Jung is required

Upcoming Conferences & Events

Will the green agenda really get out of the margins?: towards a politics of knowing and not knowing.

Will the green agenda really get out of the margins?: towards a politics of knowing and not knowing.

Can depth psychology contribute to securing the place of a…

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“If I did not show you my nothingness, what would I be useful for?”  Jalal ad-Din Rumi

“If I did not show you my nothingness, what would I be useful for?” Jalal ad-Din Rumi

This talk will explore the problematic and intriguing concept of…

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The Guild Archive

Browse our resources of papers and recordings from the 1930s to the present.

‘The artist, the sign-maker, the sacrament-maker’: an exploration of the work of David Jones, poet and visual artist

‘The artist, the sign-maker, the sacrament-maker’: an exploration of the work of David Jones, poet and visual artist

👤Revd Dr Carys Walsh

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Oxford Conference 2018 – The Still Point and the Turning World

Oxford Conference 2018 – The Still Point and the Turning World

👤Jean Shinoda Bolen

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The Imagination of God; Owen Barfield, Religion and the evolution of Consciousness

The Imagination of God; Owen Barfield, Religion and the evolution of Consciousness

👤Mark Vernon

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The Secret of Love in Alchemy

The Secret of Love in Alchemy

👤Brenda Crowther

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