Cambridge Jungian Circle
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Members: Videos of Plenaries, Autumn 2022
Jung, Frye, and William Blake: Creativity and the Unconscious 16 Sep 2022 William Blake, one of the first figures in western art and literature to have invented his own mythology, has long been appreciated by Jungian commentators and psychotherapists as an artist working in the tradition of archetypes. Jung's own relationship to the work of Blake was more complex.
The Black Madonna 07 Oct 2022 In the past few decades, Black Madonnas have become re-discovered as powerful catalysts of psychological transformation. Through history, myth, music, and experiential writing, we will explore Black Madonnas of Europe from cross cultural, mythological, alchemical, and depth psychology perspectives.
Racial Legacies: Jung, Politics and Culture 18 Nov 2022 PASSWORD: Dreams Book Review: "This is a brilliant and creative piece of work that examines raciality from an Africanist and White perspective. It is also an act of empowerment and response to Jung excising the black experience." Review by Rossanna Echegoyén: LCSW, Founder and Co-Chair of the Committee for Race and Ethnicity at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis
Members: Videos of Plenaries 2021-22
'Red' Book Symphony 17 Sep 2021 A musical response to The Red Book. One of my lock down projects has been to compose RED, my 5th symphony inspired by The Red Book in concert with painting a series of 4 large canvases. Like the composer Schoneberg, I thrive on this syncreting interface.
Alchemy: Healing the Neglected Soul 15 Oct 2021 Psychoanalyst, Author, Historian, World Renowned international lecturer. 'Alchemy flows beneath the surface of Western civilisation like a river of gold, (helping us to ) understand our presence on this planet better than we do. Alchemy is the rainbow bridge between human and the divine .."
Alchemy & Dreams: Privilege & Otherness 26 Nov 2021 We explore the internalised experience of privilege and otherness and the internalised racism, sexism and homophobia, etc... especially through the language of dreams.
"Screen & Soul" 15 Jan 2022 Is online working less 'real' than meeting in person? Or is our experience of reality actually more 'virtual' than we think?
Racial Hybridity: Jungian & Post Jungian Perspectives 18 Feb 2022 This talk explores some possible contributions analytical psychology may make to theorising racial hybridity. In particular, Lu critically reflects on his hopes, fears, and fantasies that may in turn act as springboard.
Mythology & Modern Life: Archetype of Change 18 Mar 2022 Explores the late Octavia Butler's work, who in the 1990's envisions the sort of fear that permeates contemporary culture, dominated by Covid, rising Fascism, and Climate Crisis; engendering 'end of the world' fears & fantasies, globally in society.
Inner and Outer Democracy: Healing our Polarised World 22 Apr 2022 In this lecture Dr. Kalsched will describe a totalitarian of fascistic inner 'system' of archetypal defensive powers typical of the dissociative psychology found in survivors of early trauma, and will contrast this with the more democratic conflict psychology found in more integrated individuals.
Soul of the City: When Central Park Heals New York City 20 May 2022 Discovery of the plan of Manhattan embodied in the plan of Central Park; which has huge implications for the health and welfare of the city. The journey charts Manhattan's memory of life as a Native American sacred ceremonial island called Manatus, to current day Manhattan, proposing a memorial for Manatus and her beloved Peoples. The story of Manhattan is a microcosm of the story of planet earth, and has a global message.
Members: Videos of Plenaries 2020-21
Hildegard Illuminations, Jung & The Red Book Friday 18th SEPT 2020 Carl Jung and Hildegard of Bingen were both powerful mystics whose connection to transpersonal forces led them to boldly embrace unconventional lives of healing and wholeness. Jung's visionary experiences in the 20th century became the basis for his celebrated Red Book from which all of his later theories on depth psychology emerged.
Synchronicity as Cultural Critique Friday 16 Oct 2020 Jung developed the concept of synchronicity as part of his critique of the cultural condition of his day, which he saw as characterised by excessive rationalism in science, loss of a sense of the sacred, and social mass-mindedness—a condition that could be aptly described in terms of Weber’s notion of disenchantment.
Towards an Ecopsychotherapy Friday 20th Nov 2020 In this talk I share some stories from the consulting room of deep love, attachment and loss in our relationships with the nonhuman world.
The Racial Complex Friday 15th Jan 2021 In The Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race, Dr Brewster revisits and examines Jung’s classical writing on the theory of complexes, relating it directly to race in modern society.
Memories, Dreams, Reflections: A Symphony Analysis of Composing a Symphony Friday 19th Feb 2021 Jung’s autobiography Memories, Dreams, Reflections is a challenging crucible in which to contextualise my love of Jung's thought, within music. I focussed on the chapter "Visions" in which Jung recounts his near-death experience from a heart attack.
The Ancestors Friday 12 Mar 2021 This talk considers the unconscious patterns which run through families and generations of families, as one generation inherits, responds and reacts to the complexes and archetypal energies of the previous generation – and even of the generation before that – parents, grandparents and beyond.. Image: Israhel van Meckenem - Ornament with the Tree of Jesse, 1480–90 With kind permission of The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism
Lilith: Culture and Diversity Friday, 16th Apr 2021 ric Neumann has famously written about the "fear of the feminine"' But "fear of" is not something usually associated with the feminine, which has been and still is regarded as inferior and lacking authority in most cultures.
Philemon, Ka, and The Emergence of The Creative Spirit in Jung's Red Book and Art 1919-1923; Some Reflections Saturday Workshop Sat 22 May 2021 In my workshop/seminar, I identify several previously unrecognised representations of two of Jung’s most important personifications, the ‘dominant fathers’ Philemon and Ka. Video available upon member's request.
Members: Videos of Plenaries 2019-2020
Salomé: The Antidote 20 September 2019 How Jung's Red Book can provide an antidote for a world out of balance
Healing Power of Images 18 October 2019 From time immemorial human beings have expressed themselves not only through language, but through images. Visual expression is natural to our experience of ourselves, each other, and the world we inhabit
Regression Therapy 17 January 2020 How regression to the past can bring freedom in the future.
Jung and Today's World 21 February 2020 Our world in 2020 from a Jungian viewpoint.
Our Disconnected World 17 April 2020 The presentation considers, whether the numinous power of particular myths to guide us is relative to time and culture, whether we might be going through a time of a waning of these two myths, prior to a new myth emerging.
Dangers and Opportunites 15 May 2020 Jung tried to use his evolving psychological model to understand world crises in the twentieth century.
Members: Videos of Plenaries 2018-2019
Buried Treasure 20 September 2018 There is a journey that we are called to take: Dreams stirring in the Unconscious offer to lead us on the quest to find a great and mysterious wealth. In the search for buried treasure we will travel with the Peddlar of Swaffham into an exploration of what we might discover when we listen to the dream
Dance of Light 19th October 2018 Rhea presents two pioneering, interdisciplinary, fine art films whose goal is to contribute towards deepening our relationship with nature and caring for it
The Alchemy of the Mosque 18th January 2019 A Mosque as an Alchemical engine of Transformation
Spirit of the fertile Sea 22 February 2019 An analysis of the Mallorcan Folktale of the Dolphin, the Spirit of the Fertile Sea
Emotional Expression 15 March 2019 On how creativity can bring about emotional expression, healing and freedom
Bells of Eternity 26 April 2019 Some insights into the music of Arvo Pärt from a Jungian perspective
What happened in Eden 21 June 2019 The story from the viewpoint of each of the four participants