The Architecture of the Soul

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The Architecture of the Soul

A presentation in three parts

A presentation by Marie Makinson

Thursday, August 1, 2013 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

Who does not dream of buildings? Houses, places we live or have lived, the same yet different, with secret doors, passageways to new rooms, stairs to basements, hidden courtyards, windows opening to vistas only now glimpsed or maybe a soul house, somewhere we have not lived but visit in our dreams. The homes we live in speak volumes not only of our personalities but also our inner psychic structures. This is especially true when a house is designed and built by the owner and lived in for the majority of his life. Such is the case for Carl Jung and his lakeside home in Kusnacht. He designed, built, raised children in and composed voluminous writings at this architecturally impressive site. His grandson, Andreas Jung, lives in the house to this day. Jung also built a tower at Bollingen. This was a retreat, a physical expression of the part of Jung that he called his ‘number two personality.’

In this presentation we will be exploring buildings as expressions and containers of Soul. The evening will be in three parts:
Architecture of the Soul: Selections from the DVD recording of a fascinating conversation between Dr. Murray Stein and Andreas Jung that offers us a rare glimpse into this part of Jung’s life.

Reflections on Stone, Place, Community and Totem: Marie Makinson will share images and reflections on being the designer and owner builder of a hand built house in Northern NSW.

Audience Participation: We will be inviting the audience to return after a short break to share their stories, thoughts and experiences in a facilitated discussion about the topic.