The Guild of Pastoral Psychology
Welcome to the Guild's 2015 Programme. Our theme this year is taken from the writings of James Hillman, "reflection in the mirror of the soul lets one see the madness of one's spiritual drive, and the importance of this madness".
All Thursday Lectures start at 7.30 pm
Venue : ESSEX CHURCH
112 PALACE GARDENS TERRACE, LONDON W8 4RT
Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate (four minutes walk)
The Entrance fee for each Lecture is £15 (concessions £9)
payable on the door and including a glass of wine/soft drink after the lecture so please stay, and enjoy!
Members of The Guild: free admission to all Lectures listed below and reduced rates for conferencesThe membership year runs from September to August.
Maximum fee £50, reductions for country, joint and studentmembers. For full details of membership benefits, contact our
Administrator: Val Nurse, telephone 01553 849 849
NEW YEAR AFTERNOON LECTURE
Saturday th JANUARY, 2pm – 4.30pm
Wisdom of Changes A documentary film on the life and work of Richard Wilhelm
Speaker: BETTINA WILHELM
Venue: Essex Church, includes tea and cakes
Bettina Wilhelm is the granddaughter of Richard Wilhelm, the translator of the I Ching, the Book of Changes. This afternoon Bettina will introduce her documentary film on his life and work. Richard Wilhelm went to China as a missionary in 1899 and lived through a time of turbulent upheaval with the passing of the imperial dynasties and the First World War. Although he did not baptise a single Chinese, he accomplished some of the most significant translations of the 20th century, making Daoist texts accessible to Westerners. Like Jung, he went in search of universal wisdoms, those that resist the changes in history. Bettina Wilhelm was born in Shanghai and studied psychology in Basel, before getting her diploma in film in London. She has directed films and theatre and written screenplays. This documentary was premiered in 2012 and has received wide acclaim for its portrayal of the most distinguished translator and mediator of classical Chinese culture to the West.
Thursday 5th FEBRUARY at 7.30 pm
C.G.Jung's quest for Aurora Consurgens
Speaker: AKSEL HAANING
Aksel Haaning (Denmark); PhD; Assistant Professor in Intellectual History and Science Studies, University of Roskilde, Denmark; lecturer at the Jung Institute in Copenhagen; guest lecturer at the C.G. Jung Institute, Küsnacht, Zürich. He is a scholar of Medieval Latin and a historian of the history of philosophy. He has published books in Danish on Medieval and Renaissance philosophy. For several years Aksel has been engaged in Jungian Studies and is currently working on a major book on the Aurora consurgens and Jung's historical studies of alchemy and Hermetic Philosophy. This talk will examine why the Aurora Consurgens is so important for Jung's work. How did he manage to discover it? The possible answers to these questions can help us to understand Jung's ambition to revitalize the past and understand his concern with the welfare of the individual and the future of modern society.
Thursday 5th MARCH at 7.30 pm
Drawing, Memory and Theft
Speaker: ANNE HOWESON
Anne Howeson is a Jerwood Drawing Prize winner, and tutor at the Royal College of Art, where she promotes drawing and visual research. Her drawings are included in the permanent collection of the Museum of London. Her latest series of drawings 'The Present in the Past' responds to several London print archives, taking digital fragments from original source material, reworking and transforming them in scale and content to evoke a sense of passing time. 'Drawing, Memory and Theft' will discuss the idea of originality and the contemporary in drawing today. It will consider the role of memory as a trigger to the imagination, and the concept of reference and appropriation from photography, prints and other media as a starting point for new imagery.
Thursday 7th MAY at 7.30 pm
The Two Names of God
Speaker: JULIAN DAVID
Julian David trained at Zurich in the seventies and was a founder member of the Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists in London, when it was born in the early eighties. Later he was also a founder member of SAAJA, the Southern African Association of Jungian Analysts. Until recently he was Chairman of the C.G.Jung Club London, and is the Editor of the Club Journal, 'Harvest'.
SATURDAY 23rd MAY
Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW
SPRING CONFERENCE SHEFFIELD
DR ANDREAS SCHWEITZER
THE FIERCE DANCE OF THE GODDESS Dissolution, Chaos and Renewal
Dr. Andreas Schweizer is a practicing Jungian analyst in Zürich. He studied theology and comparative religion in Zürich as well as Egyp- tology with Prof. Erik Hornung in Basel. He has been a training analyst since 1986, first at the C. G. Jung Institute in Küsnacht and currently with ISAP-Zürich. He is president of the Eranos conferences in Ascona and of the Psychology Club, founded in 1916 by C. G. Jung. He has published numerous books, including The Sungod’s Journey through the Netherworld (Cornell University Press, 2010).
Thursday 4th JUNE at 7.30 pm
Silence and the Desert: An exploration of Christian Mysticism with the Desert Fathers, the Gospel of Thomas and Meister Eckhart
Speaker: DARIANE PICTET
In a world where silence is so rare, we will reflect and wonder about the desert as an embodied canvas where one paints and sees clearly the land- scape of our interiority, and as a metaphor for a wilderness that we seek, for it is selfless and free. Dariane Pictet received her degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University. She is a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zürich, Küsnacht and a Training Analyst and Supervisor with ISAP in Zurich, GAP and IGAP in London. Publications include; Compassion In Buddhism: Practices And Images in Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol.V ; Kali: The Protective Mother And The Destroyer in Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol.2 ; Rumi- Poet Of The Heart In Intimacy in Jungian Odyssey Series, Vol. 1, all published by Spring Journal Books . She delights in poetry and practices Yoga.
Saturday 11h JULY, 2.00pm-4.30pm
AGM - Members Only A time to reflect on and celebrate the year
Venue: Essex Church, with tea and cakes
SUMMER RESIDENTIAL CONFERENCE
Worcester College, Oxford
Reflections in the Mirror of the Soul
URSULA WIRTZ and LIONEL CORBETT MD
In the welcoming environment of Worcester College we bring together two speakers renowned for their work in spirituality and depth psychology. They will guide us on a weekend of reflection on the nature of soul and the meaning of suffering.
Over two presentations on Saturday and Sunday morning Dr. Ursula Wirtz will circumambulate the notion of soul murder "the soul's torturous condition" (Hillman), where Eros and the feminine principle is killed. She will ask what might be necessary for a redemption of the repressed, neglected and wounded aspects of the feminine, and she will look at how the transformative power of suffering and rage may guide us through the soul's agonies to ways of wisdom and an awakening of the heart to make this world a wiser and better place to live in.
Thursday 1st OCTOBER
Carl Jung and the Journey of Religions; a world yet to be born
Speaker: JOHN SCLATER
In his talk John will seek to explore where we are now in the meeting and dialogue between all the great religious traditions of our world, what this means for our future, and how this is related to Jung’s struggle with Christianity and his encounter of other religions. A past Chair of the Guild, John Sclater studied Theology at Nottingham University and Cuddesdon Theological College Oxford before being ordained an Anglican Priest in 1972. He lived for eight years in the Benedictine Monastery of Chevetogne in Belgium and worked in Parish ministry in the diocese of Oxford. His talk “ Carl Jung and the Path of Humility” was published as a Guild Pamphlet (No.244). He retired in 2002 and now lives in Wells where he is a Priest Vicar at Wells Cathedral.
Saturday 17th OCTOBER 11.00—4.30pm
LONDON DAY CONFERENCE
Speaker: THOMAS MOORECare of the soul includes a feeling of being at home, with satisfying intimate relationships, doing what you love to do. Care of the spirit means having a vision for your life and your own path of transcendence. It is better to nourish both daily than to deal with problems as they occur. In this seminar you can explore ways to craft your own sacred and soulful lifestyle amid the secularism around you.
ESSEX CHURCH, 112 PALACE GARDENS TERRACE, LONDON W8 4RT
Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate
ADMISSION INCLUDES LIGHT LUNCH and TEA: CPD CERTIFICAT
Thursday 5th NOVEMBER
The Schechina; an Indwelling and Healing Vessel
Speaker: EDNA SHAHAF
A rich and complex symbol of the 'self' is found in the idea of the Shechina as it symbolically expresses the deeper layers of the unconscious and provides valuable parallels to the images that emerge today in depth psychology. As the personification and essential nature of God's 'Indwelling' or 'Presence' in the world, the Shechina embodies the inner way toward the maturing of the soul or individuation. This approach recognizes the personal experience of the sacred as important within the healing process.
Edna Shahaf, a Jungian analyst (IGAP) living and working in London, was born and raised in Israel to a family of Persian storytellers tracing back through several generations. She has a degree in Literature and History of Art and spent many years studying, researching and writing about Toledano Kabbalah.
Thursday 3rd DECEMBER
Mulled wine and mince pies included