Cinderella! — Workshop

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Cinderella! — Workshop

A presentation by Pam Blamey

Saturday, April 9, 2022 9.30am - 4pm
Venue: St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall
455 Main St. Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169
Admission: Members & Concession: $90 • Non-members: $110

Please bring a plate for shared lunch.

When the people who attended my workshop on The Nixie in the Millpond in November last year asked, “when is the next one?”, I was only too pleased to oblige. A discussion ensued as to which story to explore in more depth – perhaps a less obscure one? And Cinderella was decided upon. ‘Endearing and enduring’ versions of this story date back to at least 1634, when Giambattista Basile’s Il Pentamerone was published, maybe 1501 when it was mentioned in a sermon, or perhaps even as far back at the 9th Century in China, as a version was unearthed again in 1932. Cinderella shows up in many countries and cultures. She goes by different names too, such as Catskin, Cap O’ Rushes, Ashenputtl and She Hsien. Cinderella is so much more than a rags-to-riches story. In the description of Vol.3 of Marie Louise von Franz’s Collected Works, she says, “The maiden is the undeveloped feminine and the promised fruit of her struggle with the animus is the coniunctio”. In this workshop we will explore the better-known versions of Basile, Perrault and Grimm through a Jungian lens. So, you are invited to give yourself permission to take a few hours out of your busy schedule and join us in delving into the ancient story of Cinderella.

Pam Blamey is a retired art therapist and counsellor, having worked with couples, women survivors of Domestic Violence, people with drug and alcohol issues, adolescent girls in care, and refugees, as well as facilitating in writing retreats. Pam has been a committed member of the C. G. Jung Society of Queensland for many years, (as Secretary for eleven years), and has presented in Brisbane and Melbourne. Specialising in story and fairy tales in particular since 2008, she has run her own workshops, recorded stories online, presented to groups and conferences and published book chapters. Fairy tales remain a source of insight and delight.

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