2005, the committee considered two questions: whether to move to a new venue for our monthly meetings and what design to adopt
as our logo.
St. Mary’s Parish Centre has served us well for many years, we have found on a few occasions that not enough chairs
were available in which case we had to borrow thirty chairs from the St. Vincent de Paul centre next door: a stressful task
fifteen minutes before the meeting is due to begin. The room at St. Mary’s is now set up as a conference and office
room during the daytime. On arrival, we have to fold and put away heavy furniture before setting out the chairs for our meeting.
Currently, a section at the back of the room has been closed off for use as a temporary office and is not available for our
use although this is not expected to be a long term situation.
examined several venues as alternatives including: the Parish Centre at Rosalie, the Theosophical Society on Wickham Terrace,
the Rosicrucian Centre in Norman Park and the Quaker Meeting House in Kelvin Grove, the one which generated the most interest.
As I manage the renting of the Quaker Meeting House, I have to declare my own preference for it. I feel that it is genuinely
a better venue for our needs. Among other advantages, it is easily accessible by car and public transport, it is a quiet and
peaceful location, parking is available on site and on local streets, the octagonal room is amenable to discussion in circles,
separate kitchen facilities are available. We have already conducted a couple of our events at Quakers and those who attended
thought very highly of it as a venue. The main drawback is the lack of air-conditioning although the surrounding forest provides
a natural cool-air filter which maintains a reasonable temperature in all but the most extreme weather.
members feel that the current venue is still best for our needs and fear that attendance at our meetings might fall off at
a new venue. St. Mary’s is close to the South
Brisbane train station and the Cultural Centre
committee has been searching for a suitable logo for our society. We explored some ideas among ourselves and we were fortunate
also to have input from professional graphic artist, Rick Caskey.
Starting out looking for a theme, we went
with a suggestion from Anne Di Lauro about a turtle image as appropriate for Queensland and somehow representing the Jungian interaction with the sea as the unconscious. The turtle is associated with
myths from many cultures around the world.
see the search for a logo as a creative process for our society. To move the process forward, we wish to invite you, our members,
to offer your ideas for a logo. You might like to develop our turtle idea further but you do not need to restrict yourself
to it. Send your drawings, ideas, doodles or oil paintings to any committee member or to our society address, by mail or by
email. If you feel artistically-challenged, why not describe in words the kind of image that would convey a sense of what
our society is about. Please do not hesitate to offer your ideas. In the Jungian process, all offerings are welcomed and honoured.
Try to get your responses in by the second week in February but later offerings will be taken into account.
we will adopt a suggested idea as is or perhaps we will take several member suggestions (with their permission) and develop
them further in consultation with Rick Caskey. We trust that we are in a creative process and, beyond this invitation, we
will wait to see how the process unfolds.
Upcoming events at the Jung Society
Explosion or whimper?
passion and vulnerability in spiritual leadership
A presentation by Jeff Power
Preceded by our Annual General Meeting
Thursday February 2, 2006
St. Mary’s House, Cn Merivale and Peel Sts, South Brisbane
Members and concession: $5; non-members $10
I have a feeling in my bones that there is a possibility of a creative religious explosion
occurring in the next millennium with the ancient land of Australia at the centre of it…M. Charlesworth 1991
Australia has been on “the
edge of the sacred” for some time now, yet for any number of reasons can’t seem to take the next step that might
lead to a creative religious explosion. What can those of us of Jungian inclination bring to this dilemma? Have we too been
seduced by rationalism and materialism? In what ways have we tamed or toned down the radical implications of Jung’s
vision to fit in? What do the Gods have to say? Especially the unlikely trio of Hermes, Pan and Jesus? Is it time for us all
too run away and join the circus…? Roll up, roll up, and join me in an evening of risk-taking, passion- invoking, and
Jeff Power is a therapist and writer who harbours
a secret desire to be a street performer. He is stubbornly optimistic about the future of Australia. He has degrees in
Creative arts and Analytical psychology.
Annual General Meeting, Thursday February 2, 2006
●Report on the year’s
activities and financial report
●Election of a new
●An opportunity for
members to give feedback and suggestions.
the beginning of each year, all positions on the committee become vacant. Some
who have served on the committee for a number of years have announced their intention not to stand again. The positions to
be filled are:
(currently divided into Committee secretary and Membership secretary)
responsible for publicity
is suggested that this year the task of arranging events will be shared among the committee members.)
you would like more information about what is involved in these positions, please contact one of the current committee members
listed on the back page of this newsletter.
Thank you to all those who have contributed to and supported the Society in the past year:
speakers, the members, the committee members; those who arrive early or stay
late to help set up and clear the room and clean the kitchen; Ghislaine Salter for bringing tea, coffee and biscuits.
Wicked Apple and Other Thoughts
A presentation by Mignon Halford
Thursday March 2, 2006,
St. Mary’s House, Cn Merivale and Peel Sts, South Brisbane
Members and concession: $5; non-members $10
talk will be based on the Research Dissertation and images completed by Mignon Halford for the Master of Analytical Psychology
course at the University of Western Sydney.
December 2004, Mignon decided to take an apple into a job interview to use as a prop. The interview was for a position of
Child and Family Community Nutritionist/Dietitian.The ‘thought’
to take an apple into the interview appeared in her mind unannounced, without a clear stratagem or intent to gain employment.
Her Dissertation titled That Wicked Apple examines her thoughts and actions tin bringing
in the apple; the role the Master in AP had in broadening the imaginative mind; what a Jungian sensibility may have to offer
in a Public Health setting; the history of the apple, it’s appearance in myths, stories and folklore and its role in
seduction rather than just being a list of components that are good for you.
Mignon reached the completion of the Dissertation, she realised that most importantly the Masters in AP had enabled her to
publicly declare the value she places on her inner life. As she had commented to another student ‘I have been wanting
to do this course since childhood.’
Mignon Halford B.Sc. Honours, Post.
Grad. Dip Nutri & Diet, M. Anal. Psych is a Dietitian and Nutritionist specialising in Paediatrics. She started her undergraduate
studies at UNSW then completed her Dietetic training at the University of Sydney.She has worked clinically in a number of health systems in NSW for several decades. More recently she completed
her Masters in Analytical Psychology at the University of Western Sydney.Her efforts in this course earned her a
place on the Dean’s merit list for 2003.Mignon also has an interest in
the art and science of Astrology and has given adult education classes in Astrology. Creative work is also an interest; especially
in the way creativity benefits the mind to explore thinking and feelings.She
graduated from the School of Colour and Design in Sydney in 1986 and has assisted her designer husband in preparing notes and images for teaching
purposes. Images have featured in her University work at Western
Sydney. Mignon has been a member of a number Jungian Societies
since the 80’s, starting with the Sydney Jung Society and more recently the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland. Mignon
is influenced by the work of Dr Craig San Roque, a Jungian Analyst and lecturer at UWS and his Sugarman cultural project.In the future, Mignon will be exploring
ways to expand thinking in the way our culture thinks and feels about food.
Course : Introduction to Carl Gustav Jung’s Inner World
Marie Makinson, a Jungian
analyst who lives in Northern NSW and who spoke to us about animal symbolism last October, has offered to run a course for the Byron Jung Society
introducing Jung’s basic ideas. We have approached Marie about offering a similar course in Brisbanein
the second half of the year.
aim of the course is to develop a deeper understanding of Jungian thought through Jung’s original material and by considering
its relevance for contemporary Australian society.
course, as it is envisaged for the Byron Jung Society, would consist of 10 sessions, each lasting 2 hours, probably on a weekday
evening, roughly once a fortnight. Topics would include ego, self, structure of the psyche, persona and shadow, conscious
and unconscious, anima and animus, the transcendent function, alchemy, synchronicity, individuation.
texts from Jung’s collected works would be photocopied and distributed beforehand and discussed in the group, with perhaps
a short presentation from a member of the group. The group would be small, with around 8 members who would need to make a
commitment to the entire series.
exact cost has not been worked out yet but will probably be around $300 for the ten sessions.
We need to determine the feasibility of running such a course. If you are interested to participate or
would like more information, please contact Anne (35 11 01 67; email@example.com).
following new books from Inner City are now available.
Bauer, JanAlcoholism and Women: The Background & the Psychology
Birkhauser-Oeri, SibylleThe Mother: Archetypal Image in Fairy Tales
Brinton Perera, SylviaThe Scapegoat Complex : Towards a Mythology of Shadow and Guilt
Carotenuto, AldoEros and Pathos: Shades of Love and Suffering
Covitz, JoelVisions of the Night: Jungian and Ancient Dream Interpretation
Dourley, John PA Strategy for a Loss of Faith: Jung's Proposal
Edinger, EdwardEncounter With the Self: William Blake’s Illustrations of The Book of Job
Edinger, EdwardThe Christian Archetype
Edinger, EdwardGoethe’s Faust : Notes for a Jungian Commentary
Edinger, EdwardTransformation of the God Image: An Elucidation of Jung’s “Answer to Job”
Edinger, EdwardThe Mystery of the Coniunctio: Alchemical Image of Individuation
Edinger, EdwardThe Mysterium Lectures
Edinger, EdwardThe Aion Lectures
Edinger, EdwardScience of the Soul
Furth, GregThe Secret World of Drawings: A Jungian Approach to Healing through Art
Gardner, RobertThe Rainbow Serpent: Bridge to Consciousness
Hall, JamesJungian Dream Interpretation
Hall, JamesThe Jungian Experience: Analysis and Individuation
Hannah, BarbaraThe Inner Journey: Essays on Jungian Psychology
Harding, Esther MThe Parental Image
Harris, JudithJung and Yoga
Hollis, JamesThe Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning
Hollis, JamesUnder Saturn’s Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men
Hollis, JamesSwamplands of the Soul
Hollis, JamesCreating a Life: Finding Your Individual Path
Hollis, JamesOn This Journey We Call Our Life
Jackson, EveFood & Transformation; Imagery & Symbolism of Eating
Jackson, GrahamThe Secret Lore of Gardening: Patterns of Male Intimacy
Jackson, GrahamThe Living Room Mysteries: Patterns of Male Intimacy
Jacoby, MarioThe Analytic Encounter
Mcneely, Deldon AnneTouching: Body Therapy & Depth Psychology
Mcneely, Deldon AnneAnimus Aeternus
Meredith, Margaret EileenThe SecretGarden: Temenos for
Monick, EugenePhallos: Sacred Image of the Masculine
Nell, ReneeThe Use of Dreams in Couple Counseling: A Jungian Perspective
Pretat, JaneComing to Age: The Croning Years and Late Life Transformation
Qualls-Corbett, NancySacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspect of the Feminine
Russack, NeilAnimal Guides
Schwartz-Salant, NathanNarcissism and Character Transformation
Shalit, ErelThe Complex: Path of Transformation
Sharp, DarrylPersonality Types
Sharp, DarrylJung Lexicon: A Primer of Terms and Concepts
Sharp, DarrylJungian Psychology Unplugged
Sharp, DarrylDigesting Jung: Food for the Journey
Stephenson Bond, D.The Archetype of Renewal
Von Franz, Marie LouiseRedemption Motifs in Fairy Tales
Von Franz, Marie LouiseOn Divination & Synchronicity: The Psychology of Meaningful Chance
Von Franz, Marie LouiseAlchemy: An Introduction
Von Franz, Marie LouiseArchetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales
Von Franz, Marie LouiseC.G. Jung: His Myth in Our Time
Von Franz, Marie LouiseThe Cat: A Tale of Feminine Redemption
Von Franz, Marie LouiseThe Problem of the Puer Aeternus
Von Franz, Marie LouiseAnimus and Anima in Fairy Tales
Von Franz, Marie LouiseThe Passion of Perpetua: A Psychological Interpretation of Her Visions
Yeoman, AnnNow or Neverland: Peter Pan and the Myth of Eternal Youth
Young-Eisendrath, PollyHags and Heroes: A Feminist Approach to Jungian Therapy with Couples
Notes on Borrowing
Only financial members may borrow from the library – a maximum of two books for a maximum
period of two months.
Please call Marie on (07) 3371-1285 or send an email to the above address if you would like to
come over and browse through the library or have any library books brought to one of our monthly meetings.
It is time to renew your membership for 2006 !!
Please fill out the membership renewal form inserted in this newsletter and mail it with your
Or hand it in at the next meeting.
The Bulletin Board briefly lists upcoming events that might be of interest to members.
For fuller information, please contact the persons named.
If God Exists, How Come I Can’t Tell?
Eleven Week Course:
Each Wednesday from to , from 25 Jan to 5
University of the
Third Age, Level 4 / 150 Edward StBrisbane. Presenter: Robert Brown B. A., Dip. Ed.
$25.00 plus $2.00 per week. Phone: 3003 1490
Over the past 400 years, we in the West have radically altered our view of ourselves and our place in the world.
While this has benefited us in many ways, it has been at the expense of our spiritual awareness. The course looks at the
origins and history of our current world-view and the increasing influence, since the early twentieth century, of humanity’s
ancient Wisdom tradition. With reference to: Early Human World-Views, Eastern and Western Mystics, Major Religious Traditions,
Western Philosophy and Poetry The course is particularly influenced by C. G. Jung, Ken Wilber and Frijof Capra
Painting the Inner Journey and Meeting the Twelve Archetypes
six week series using art therapy techniques with Pamela Bouma. Beginning Thursday 16 February 2006
from to and held at Stillpoint, 16 Grove St, Toowong. $25 per session. Earlybird special:$110 for 6 sessions if
paid before 16 Feb. Tel: 3217 8992
Australian and New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts /
C. G. Jung Institute (ANZSJA / CGJI)
new intake of trainee Jungian analysts will take place this year. Applications are due by 27 January. For further information, see www.anzsja.org(click on Training).
next CGJI / ANZSJA Professional development seminar will take place in Melbourne on 18 and 19
February, 2006.. Entitled “Symptoms, Symbols, Relationships, Transitions”, it is part of a series open to current practising clinicians
from psychologically-informed disciplines and those who are interested in training in such disciplines.
For details see ANZSJA’s
website at: www.anzsja.org.au (click on Events). Bookings can be arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Lenore Kulakauskas on (02) 9365 7750.
The First Australian Sandplay Conference,
Sydney, Friday 20th and Saturday
21st October, 2006. Keynote speaker: Ruth Ammann (Jungian analyst, President,
International Sandplay Therapist Association). For more information and to book, contact Lenore Kulakauskas on (02) 9365 7750
About the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland
The C.G. Jung Society of Queensland is committed to furthering
awareness of and reflection upon the writings of the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961). The Society promotes
an understanding of Jung’s work through the exploration of its psychological and spiritual applications to the individual
journey and interpersonal relationships, and by considering the ways in which Jung’s writings and ideas can contribute
to the healing of modern society.
The Society does this through offering monthly
presentations, occasional workshops and small groups, all of which are open to both members and non-members.Monthly presentations are normally held at on the first Thursday of each month, from
February to December, at St Mary’s Church Hall, corner of Merivale and Peel Streets, South Brisbane. The venue is within walking distance of
the South Bank bus station and South Brisbane station. Off-street parking is available in the churchyard.
Established in 1982, the Society is a non-profit and non-professional
association.The Society’s events are attended by people of all ages and
all walks of life.
Members of the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland are entitled
fee to monthly presentations and workshops