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The Guild has an archive of 350 papers dating back to the 1930s and 600 recordings dating from the 1970s. You can browse these using the search facilities below; they are free to download for Guild members.

Disclaimer: The Guild’s written and audio resources are for members’ personal and non-commercial use only. The views expressed in them are those of the authors; they may not necessarily be shared by Guild members, nor represent the collective opinion of the Guild.

  • Seven Sermons to the Dead

    Seven Sermons to the Dead

    Date: Saturday 9th January 2021

    Speaker(s): Alan Mulhern

    Alan Mulhern discusses Jung's mystical and Gnostic text, published privately and anonymously as being "written by Basilides of Alexandria, the city where East and West meet." The text also forms the final part of the Red Book. Alan has recorded a short podcast about the Seven Sermons.  This may be a…

  • The Archetype of the Binarius

    The Archetype of the Binarius

    Date: Thursday 1st October 2020

    Speaker(s): Jeremy Naydler

    The binary thinking of computer technology is omnipresent in the contemporary world and has deeply embedded itself in the modern psyche, but it has perhaps not been given due consideration at the archetypal and imaginal level. At the time when Francis Bacon first conceived the seed idea of the computer…

  • Who Can Teach Us how to Die?

    Who Can Teach Us how to Die?

    Date: Thursday 5th March 2020

    Speaker(s): Patrick Hederman

    Who can teach us how to die, not just physically but ‘to our natural self’ so that we can be reborn to our spiritual self?  Patrick Hederman writes: "Such, as I see it, is the purpose of the mid-life crisis and also the ‘usefulness’ of spiritual vision.  The second self…

  • Will the green agenda really get out of the margins?

    Will the green agenda really get out of the margins?

    Date: Saturday 11th January 2020

    Speaker(s): Andrew Samuels

    Can depth psychology contribute to securing the place of a green agenda at the heart of mainstream politics?  Andrew argues that to do this requires a dialling down or reduction in the certitude with which climate activists communicate, and a less condemnatory attitude to human civilisation, especially in our cities. …

  • ‘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

    Date: Thursday 7th November 2019

    Speaker(s): Revd Dr Carys Walsh

    Called by T. S. Eliot one of ‘the most distinguished writers of his generation,’ David Jones was a writer and visual artist of extraordinary depth and vision. His vision of art and aesthetics was caught up in the local and the physical, and yet also expressed deeply his commitment to…

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

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

    Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019

    Speaker(s): Mark Vernon

    The Inkling, Owen Barfield, whom both C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien regarded as the most innovative of the celebrated Oxford group, argued that the experience of being human changes dramatically over periods of cultural time. Our consciousness shifts, and in the modern period it has evolved in a particularly striking…

  • The Bell, the Messenger of Transformation

    The Bell, the Messenger of Transformation

    Date: Saturday 1st June 2019

    Speaker(s): Jim Fitzgerald

  • The Secret of Love in Alchemy

    The Secret of Love in Alchemy

    Date: Saturday 18th May 2019

    Speaker(s): Brenda Crowther

    Western Alchemy and Christianity We look at Jung’s discovery of alchemy, which emerged as an experience without a name, in his work on the Red Book.  With his lover and companion, Toni Wolff, Jung shared his journey, which also became her journey, and another dimension of Christianity opened up.  It…

  • Where Did Jung’s Red Book Come From, and why does it matter?

    Where Did Jung’s Red Book Come From, and why does it matter?

    Date: Thursday 7th March 2019

    Speaker(s): George Bright

    The publication of Jung’s Red Book, Liber Novus in 2009 challenged the Jungian professional world to revise the various ways in which they have received and developed Jung’s thought and psychotherapeutic approach. In this talk, Liber Novus is put into the context of Jung’s life and work 1900 - 1920,…

  • Unknowing in Practice

    Unknowing in Practice

    Date: Thursday 4th October 2018

    Speaker(s): David Henderson

    Psychotherapists often find that they don't know what is happening in a session. Are there resources in ancient and medieval philosophy and theology that can help the therapist to be aware of the many ways of unknowing?  This talk will also look at some contemporary  philosophical and theological ideas.Psychoanalysis can be…