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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.

  • “Too Humble Is Half Proud” (Yiddish Saying)

    “Too Humble Is Half Proud” (Yiddish Saying)

    Date: Thursday 15th July 2021

    Speaker(s): Rabbi Howard Cooper

    A psychological, Jewish and personal perspective on some of the paradoxes that surround the concept of humility. Rabbi Howard Cooper's talk is built around nine quotations (ten if you include the title of the talk); these were available on printed sheets during the lecture and are reproduced here in a…

  • Jung and the Recovery of the Religious Attitude and Function

    Jung and the Recovery of the Religious Attitude and Function

    Date: Saturday 5th June 2021

    Speaker(s): Les Oglesby

    Theological reflections on a natural process of transformation. Jung believed that regaining one’s religious attitude was an important part of the task of individuation. In this talk, I offer some theological reflections on this process. First, I provide a sketch of Jung’s understanding of the religious attitude and function and…

  • Boundary and Identity in Irish Myth

    Boundary and Identity in Irish Myth

    Date: Thursday 6th May 2021

    Speaker(s): Jim Fitzgerald

    Photo: Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara, Ireland, by Matteo Paonessa on Unsplash By examining various stories from the Irish mythic tradition we can gain some insight into the structure of both the normal and neurotic psyche, and into the significance of boundaries in the creation of a true sense of identity, in line…

  • 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…

  • Synchronicity and Humility

    Synchronicity and Humility

    Date: Thursday 5th November 2020

    Speaker(s): Yoram Inspector

    Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on UnsplashThis event is FREE!  Register “The humility, in which we remember again and again, how little we know about man , ourselves, a humility which has been acquired through sadness and despair, is in my view one of the basic values, assets of depth psychology.”…

  • Soul and Contemporary Civilisation

    Soul and Contemporary Civilisation

    Date: Saturday 17th October 2020

    Speaker(s): Bernard Sartorius

    Confronted today by an unprecedented destructive impact of civilisation upon its so-called environment – in fact upon the very conditions of life - the question arises whether this crisis results from the very core of the human psyche or if it results more particularly from its Western impulses. The Mural…

  • 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…