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Programme of Events
SEE INDIVIDUAL POSTS BELOW FOR VENUE CHANGES
Doors open at 7pm for refreshments prior to the presentation which begins at 7.30pm followed by a discussion.
The evening finishes at approximately 9.30pm.
(non-members may purchase visitor tickets at the door on the night).
Bells of Eternity:
An exploration of the Life and Music of Arvo Pärt (b.1935)
THIS EVENING WILL INVOLVE MUSIC
ON ACOUSTIC PIANO
IN ST JOHN'S CHURCH
Played and Presented by
Tia Kuchmy, Jungian Analyst, GAP
AFTER EASTER: 26 APRIL 2019 7.30pm (Fourth FRIDAY)
The early, dissonant music of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt reflected many Western European avante-garde orthodoxies of the 1950s and 60s. However, after a 9 year silence, Pärt’s mature compositional voice emerged in music characterised by austere purity, simplicity, and above all, a mysticism so profound as to be tangible. This music seems to issue directly from the Self, imparting an unshakeable sense of spiritual calm to a world which, although desacrelised, still hungers and thirsts for the divine.
Tia Kuchmy originally trained as a Musician. She has a special interest in linking the insights of C.G. Jung with archetypal dynamics in the realm of music.
Church Hall of St. John the Evangelist,
Hills Road, CB2 8RN
7pm for 7.30pm Start
17th May 2019 - SoulCollage® - As a Marriage of Jungian Active Imagination and Personal Divination
Jane Earle, Jungian-Oriented Psychotherapist
MA, MBACP, UKCP, (NRHP)
Quaker Meeting House
7pm for 7.30pm start
This evening will involve both a Talk as well as a mini workshop on Divination Cards. SoulCollage® is a process created by Seena Frost, an American psychotherapist. It has its roots in Jungian theory and psychotherapy as well as Virginia Satir’s “parts therapy,” Fritz Perls’ Gestalt Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, Narrative Therapy, and Psychosynthesis. However, it is not a therapy! It is a simple process created to facilitate self-exploration and a means for divining the inner wisdom of what Jung refers to as the Self. It is designed for everyone to use and share in groups and community. Although it is not therapy, it can be immensely therapeutic and an enriching intervention for therapists to use in therapy sessions.
I will give an overview of the process, its use of Jung’s active imagination and its relationship with the archetypes and the collective unconscious as well as the personal unconscious.
Then we will use the process and make a card each to explore for ourselves. Provided will be enough materials for everyone to make a Divination Card in the session as well. Please bring a notebook and pen to record your thoughts and discoveries. When you leave you will have learned enough to begin making cards and the foundation of your personal divination SoulCollage® deck.
21st June 2019 Rabbi Howard Cooper Whatever Happened in the Garden of Eden? Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, London
VENUE CHANGED TO:
Quaker Meeting House in
Hartington Grove, CB1 7UB
7pm for 7.30pm start
The ancient Biblical story of the Garden of Eden became part of the background mythology of Christianity, Judaism and Islam and its themes are woven too into the consciousness of contemporary secularism. But what can this story say to us today? This evening's talk will dramatize the story from the viewpoints of the four 'characters' who appear in the text - Adam, Eve, the serpent, God - as a way of illuminating some of the themes and motifs of this protean myth.
Rabbi Howard Cooper is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice, and writer, the Director of Spiritual Development at Finchley Reform Synagogue, London.
22nd June 2019 Saturday Workshop
Whatever happened in the Garden of Eden?
Rabbi Howard Cooper
SATURDAY WORKSHOP VENUE
as per usual
Quaker Meeting House in Hartington Grove, CB1 7UB
An opportunity to delve into the Biblical text of the Adam and Eve story: Genesis, chapters 2 and 3. Through a combination of close, reflective reading, and discussion of the themes and motifs of this literary tale, we will have time to see what the original myth says (and how it says it) as well as space for amplification of the text in relation to our own spiritual/personal/psychological journeys.