C G Jung Program Guide : Program Guide March-June 2016
PAGE 10 PAGE 6 The concept of evil—over time—has been exceedingly complex and difficult to define and compre- hend. Theology, philosophy, and psychology do not always agree on the roots of evil. On the other hand western culture, religion and literature have long searched for meaning and understanding of evil and its ramification at both an individual and collective level. Consciously and/or unconsciously we hide and deny our dark sides, rejecting those aspects of our true natures rather than giving ourselves the freedom to live authentically. In many cases of evil there are those who are immersed in the ‘dark side, ‘ with absolutely no interest in developing insight into their devious behaviours. An overview of the concept of evil will be presented with a focus on C G Jung’s attitude and under- standing of the potential for evil in human behaviour. Venue: Mary Lockett Lecture Theatre In the F.J. Clarke Lecture Hall QEII Medical Centre, Caladenia Loop, Nedlands Cost: $15 (members), $20 (concession), $25 (general) Program Guide March—June 2016 Lecture: Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm PAGE 10 The Concept of Evil Gerald Burns (Jungian Analyst) Gerald Burns was born in Fremantle, educated at Christian Brothers College Fremantle, graduated from Pharmacy School Curtin University and worked as a Pharmacist locum in the Perth Metropolitan area and WA country towns. Having married, he lived for a time in Cottesloe before returning to Fremantle with family where he continued working as a Pharmacist owner manager for the next 35 years. Gerald commenced studying psychology, initially part time, and ultimately graduated as a psychologist from Edith Cowan University. Years later he applied to ANZSJA and was accepted into the ANZSJA analytic training programme, and eventually graduated as a Jungian Analyst. On completion of training, and with his own experience of personal analysis, he sold his pharmacy and worked in private practice as a psychologist, and analyst. He was approached by the Dept of Corrective Services WA to work in Hakea Prison as a psychotherapy group facilitator one morning per week in the treatment of gambling addiction, and one afternoon per week with prisoners imprisoned for sex offending behaviour. This ultimately increased to 4 days per week and involved working in Casuarina and Karnet Prisons, leaving one day per week for private practice. He remained with DCS for 7 years and retired in 2015 to focus on private practice, which he is currently finding very satisfying.
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