Levelling The Hero: A Different Vision Of Analytical Psychology

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Levelling The Hero: A Different Vision Of Analytical Psychology

A presentation by Marie Makinson

Thursday, October 4, 2018 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

Jung was a great man… a culture hero… it’s archetypal, right? But maybe in this time, as Tina Turner once sang, “we don’t need another hero.” Jungian ‘Analytical Psychology’ gives us the concepts by which we can question the archetypal field in which something sits. We have collectively projected ‘The Hero’ on to Jung and this colours our view of the psychology that is almost exclusively credited to him.

Analytical Psychology was born in the early part of the twentieth century at a time of extraordinary creativity which expressed itself in all fields of human activity but especially the creative arts. In this talk I will try to share my own sense of how the Zeitgeist suffused Jung’s work and that of many talented people alongside him who brought analytical psychology into the world. I will especially focus on the women as their contribution is often less known but was truly the ground on which the psychology was manifest.

Marie Makinson is a former president of the CG Jung Society of Queensland. She believes that Analytical Psychology offers a unique approach to understanding the nature of the psyche and developing a conscious relationship to it. The work of Analytical Psychology is carried out with patience and humility, building a sacred space in which the psyche can communicate through the language of symbols. The role of the ego in the work is that of holding an attitude of curious, caring awareness towards the psyche as well as holding the centre of the conscious point of view.

The processes of analytical psychology illuminate our individual human gifts and enhance our potential for shaping our collective future.

Marie is a senior Jungian Analyst trained in London with GAP and is also a member of ANZSJA and IAAP. She works as an Analyst and Jungian Sandplay Therapist in private practice in Red Hill in Brisbane.