'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.