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Welcome to the 5th Issue of the Chronicle of the Cambridge Jungian Circle.


I want to express great gratitude to those who have made this issue what it is, contributors and advisers - especially Judy Hanmer who has proof read most, but not all of the text, and to Gordon Blythe who has advised on aspects of the design - there has not been enough time for him to make a full impact yet.       

                                                                                     Richard Barwell – Co-ordinator


On Growth


by Richard Ellis

Jung on Sexuality and Gender

Some Tentative Thoughts


by Gordon Blythe

For a man who, by all accounts, led an active sex-life, Jung appears to have had relatively little to say about sexuality. I am tempted to think Jung may have had intimations later in life that in psychological terms, sexuality and gender are ultimately of little consequence to the individual.

Questions on Mandalas

by Richard Barwell

The Shadow in the Self

by Richard Barwell


Articles of Faith


by Thomas Rochford (Chair)

Welcome to the fifth edition of The Chronicle and the first opportunity I have had to share my views and aspirations with you all.

The Ely Octagon


by Richard Barwell

I IMAGINE almost everyone has passing thoughts which almost like a dream happen half way between consciousness and the unconscious and easily sink into the latter. They can be valuable, as mandalas are.

I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing, a mandala, which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time. With the help of these drawings I could observe my psychic transformations from day to day. . .. Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is: ‘Formation, Transformation, Eternal Mind’s eternal recreation.’ (Faust, II) 

Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Richard is a retired scientist, artist, and teacher with a farming background whose wife died two years ago. He has two children and five grandchildren. He writes on the issue of growth from a deeply personal perspective

It may take years to unearth what has touched our feeling and has ‘triggered’ an unrecognisable primordial image or archetype into life within us

The Creative Spirit


by Jasmin Barwell

Anima Song 

by Simon Howes

Felted Slippers  

by Caroline Connell

News and Views

For years I have been intrigued by the sheer incongruity of it when driving through Pidley, a village near Ramsey in the flat fen country. The roadside sign declares “Pidley Mountain Rescue” because of course, while there is one very slight slope on the road, it is as far from any mountain as you can get in England - so what is going on?

Joan Snedden in Australia


by Richard Barwell

Joan Snedden standing by an Australian Trig point just outside her home near Melbourne, Victoria

Jung and 'Me'


by Neil White (CJC Hon Secretary)

When Richard Barwell asked me to write a short piece on why/how I became interested in Jung, the why and the how was not something that I had really given a lot of thought to. My youthful budding interest seemed to blossom organically....

A New Moment


by Richard Barwell

It was as if I suddenly saw the Circle from the outside looking in. In a flash it dawned on me what an extraordinary resource we have created, between us, over the last 26 years....

Introducing Myself


by Pantea Lotfian (CJC Hon Treasurer)

I wanted to become an engineer when I was a little girl. In the land I lived at that particular window of time ... little girls were not wanted as engineers so I went for science instead.

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