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A “christmas” conversation: celebrating consciousness in its many forms
A presentation by Diane and Bill Rockloff
Thursday, December 4, 2014 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15
Please join the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland to explore elements of a “Conscious Christmas”. All Jung Society members, attendees and their guests are very welcome. This evening will be an opportunity to have a small “taste” of the kind of thought that we enjoy experiencing together in our monthly meetings, as well as the chance to converse with others who may share common interests.
Our Jung Society community is made up of individuals who experience the concept of God and religion in many and varied ways. We would like to honor this reality by beginning our evening with a portion of a film (lasting approximately twenty minutes) the content of which may awaken some thoughts about where our own beliefs of God and religion have originated, and how these images operate to inform our psyches and our actions. The excerpt from the second episode of “The Wisdom of the Dream” includes comments by Jung and other Jungian scholars who speak of the knowledge that can be gained from observing and interacting with cultures seemingly very different from our own. We may find that these “differences” serve to awaken in us elements of our collective psyches which have previously been neglected.
Following the short film clip, if the group wishes, we may have a conversation about whether or not we, as individuals, are following the inner voice of the deep collective “heart” of the Self, or whether we are allowing prevailing cultural attitudes to direct our beliefs and actions. We will limit this discussion to about 30 minutes, hoping that we will all use this experience to encourage independent investigation of those beliefs that cause us to be one-sided in our attitudes
Then, recognizing that our nature must be balanced . . . Dionysus will reign.
Bring your party spirit and infuse us all with the joy of friendship, food and drink. Wine, and soft drinks will be provided by the Society, but small or large talk is up to you.
Please bring a small plate of your favourite nibble to share if you are able. Otherwise, please just join us so that we may enjoy your company.