“Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakens,” C. G. Jung
Are you interested in learning more about the life and works of Carl Jung? We are considering having an experiential, discussion group, meeting each month in Canterbury, where we can share aspects of our psychical lives in terms of Jungian ideas. This might include sharing dreams, active imagination, reading chapters of the Collected Works, having I Ching readings and talks with a Jungian theme.
Similar in nature to the London C.J Jung Club seminars, our talks might have a theme of ‘Dream interpretation’ or ‘Myth and Alchemy’ etc. The group might include guest speakers from analytical psychology, religion, nature, and the arts. But we could start off with a film or two to warm ourselves up. How about the classic ‘Matter of Heart’?
Matter of heart (1986)
This is an important film in the Jungian Library, as it gives a flavour of what Zurich was like in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. there are many in depth interviews with leading analysts of that period. We hear Jung and others discussing the idea of shadow, animus and anima as well a projection and the importance of individuation, not only for oneself but also for the collective.
The vital nature of the Collective Unconscious, the Self and the problems of collective consciousness will be explored. We will also discuss how these ideas have developed in the last sixty years and their relevance today.