Jung and The East

A presentation by Anne Di Lauro


(AGM 5:00-7:00 followed by talk)

Thursday February 2, 2017  7.30 —9.30pm
The Quaker House, 10 Hampson Street, Kelvin Grove (park on Prospect Terrace)                 Members and Concessions: $10 Non-members: $15

Chinese Woodcut: Daoist Alchemy (13) by permission, Wellcome L0038983

Chinese Woodcut: Daoist Alchemy (13) by permission, Wellcome L0038983

“Observations made in my practice have opened to me a quite new and unexpected approach to Eastern Wisdom… when I began my life-work in the practice of psychiatry and psychotherapy, I was completely ignorant of Chinese philosophy, and only later did my professional experience show me that in my technique I had been unconsciously led along that secret way which has been the preoccupation of the best minds of the East for centuries.”  

(Jung, Introduction to Richard Wilhelm's translation of The Secret of the Golden Flower, p.86)

 

In pursuit of his idea of the Collective Unconscious, Carl Jung studied the myths and religions of both Western and Eastern civilisations.  He concluded that the goal of psychological maturity and striving towards wholeness, which he termed “Individuation”, unites both West and East. This talk will be an introduction to Jung’s writings on Buddhism, Yoga and the great Chinese texts “The Secret of the Golden Flower” and the “I Ching”.

Anne Di Lauro has been immersed in the study of Jungian psychology for many decades. She is a psychotherapist working from a Jungian perspective, a former president of the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland and has been practising yoga for 24 years.