Just listened back to the lecture, thanks for sharing. I'll caveat my thoughts with the fact that I'm no Jungian analyst so offer them humbly! The speaker had impressive credentials, I'm looking forward to seeing others plenaries if this is the standard of guest you normally welcome. That said it was a little hard to stay engaged at the start, I wasn't expecting a reading and the audio was a bit sketchy. I switched to listening on my laptop after 20 minutes and was able to speed up the audio which allowed me to stay with it. I saw the feminine in the Tree of Jesse in the images shown, in all three i recognised ovaries and in a couple the uterus. It's something I've added to the list to research more and I'm curious about what this alternative perspective might mean for me. There were a few phrases and moments which made me pause the video and sit for a moment, in particular: - The echos of our ancestors starting our journeys - The idea that ancestors can be uninvited guests - Ghosts of our ancestors continuing to influence us Q&A after was so rich. I liked the idea someone shared that it's difficult for trees to grow in the shadow of others. I'm seeing a client at the moment who has very much lived in the shadow of his mother, so I'm holding this in mind along with the idea that we spring from the tree of life. I didn't catch his name but he spoke around 1:17:00 into the recording about black elders being "forgiving" and I definitely recognised that sentiment from my grandmother who was a nurse. I suspect it was something about being given an opportunity in this country and wanting to show gratitude for that. Again, something to reflect on personally and how that influences my worldview today. Separately, CJC correspondence has felt warm and welcoming. A member of CJC and tutor at my school encouraged me to join as I expressed a wish to find more opportunities to expose myself to Jungian ideas, but I had been worried I was too much of layman to consider joining anything like a Jungian circle(!).