Exploring Maleficent through a Jungian Lens
A presentation by Pam Blamey
Thursday March 5 2015, 7.30 - 9.30pm
The Quaker House, 10 Hampson Street
(Park on Prospect Terrace) Kelvin Grove
Members and Concession: $10, Non-members: $15
Why do I love fairy tales? Let me count the ways. They are full of archetypal symbolism, metaphor and intuition. Fairy tales nourish the soul, the part of a person that wants to become consciously aware of themselves and others. I love the way fairy tales pop up in the wider culture like self-sown perennial flowers; they are part of the social environment, depicting in story form the highs and lows of the human condition. I love the irrationality of fairy tales – full of possibilities, not facts. Delving into them can uncover deeply buried instincts and shadow material in the psyche.
Illustration for the fairytale of Sleeping Beauty
Alexander Zick 1845-1907
After migrating to Australia 34 years ago Pam studied social science as a mature age student and became a counselor. She also trained as a Gestalt therapist. Pam’s childhood love of fairytales was re-ignited several years ago when she discovered their therapeutic properties. This led her to develop and facilitate workshops, and more recently to launch a podcast blog: www.frogonarockfairytales.com.au, and to seek further study, graduating as an art therapist in 2013. Pam has served on a variety of voluntary committees including the CG Jung Society of Queensland and is a founding member of the Australian Fairy Tale Society.