Spirituality is Archetypal
A presentation by John Power
Thursday, July 5, 2018 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15
John will be presenting the case that human spirituality was originally archetypal in essence. It was humanity’s way of coming into relationship with the sacred patterns of life and reality. This shifted with the advent of “world religions” which rebuilt spiritual foundations on a mythical-ideological base. The scientific endeavour and post-modernity have deconstructed these religious narratives. This is leading to a return to the archetypal nature of spirituality for many people (this time hopefully more conscious of its character) in which Jung’s insights will play an increasing important role.
John Power has a background in comparative religion and philosophy and has worked over the last 30 years as a spirituality and philosophy educator in schools in Australia and the UK and as an Anglican priest training clergy and lay people in creative responses to Australia’s shifting spiritual landscape. For many years he convened “Numinous”, the spirituality interest group of the Jung society in Melbourne. John currently works as the leader of St. Paul’s Spirituality Centre in Byron Bay and runs the website archetypalspirituality.org.