C G Jung Program Guide : Program Guide July-Nov 2015
Beyond Literal Belief: Jung, Psyche, Symbol Series of Lectures with David Tacey Lecture 3: Saturday, August 15: 1:30—3:00pm Miracles and Wonders as Psychic Images This talk will give examples from the Judeo-Christian tradition of ‘miracles’ and ‘wonders’ which the modern mind fails to understand, but, using the symbolic logic of the ancestral mind, still make sense to the human psyche. Such wonders as the virgin birth, physical resurrection, miraculous feedings of thou- sands, and faith healings are ‘decoded’ as metaphors of the transformative power of the spirit. Jung wrote: ‘Miracles appeal only to the understanding of those who cannot perceive the meaning’. Lecture 4: Sunday, August 16: 10:00—11:30am Unveiling the Soul In a famous letter of 1945 to P. W . Martin, Jung said that the numinous is the real source of healing. He said healing came not so much from the therapist’s words or techniques, but from the core of mystery to which the analysis pointed. In thinking about how contact with the numinous might heal, I utilise the wave/particle theory from physics. It could be that the human being has a ‘wave’ and a ‘particle’ aspect, and the ego is the particle, while the collective unconscious might be imagined as a wave. To live properly and well, we need to live in both modes, but modern society keeps us locked inside the ‘particular’ life of the ego, and that is why we are sick and suffering. Contact with the nu- minous will be discussed in modern and traditional contexts, and the talk will seek to differentiate between curing and healing. Program Guide July– November 2015 PAGE 10 Venue: Mary Lockett Lecture Theatre (F.J. Clarke Lecture Hall) QEII Medical Centre, Caladenia Loop, Nedlands.
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