Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Retire your Family Karma

  • The Heritage Room, University College, University of Melbourne (map)
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In clinical practice, we learn that it is the future generations who reap the benefits but must also retire the karmic debt of their grandparents and ancestors. This seminar integrates the ancient wisdom of the Hindu traditions with the latest insights psychology and psychoanalysis offer in understanding the dynamic of family karma and how to resolve it. Examine the authenticity of your career choices and how your family karma impacts these.  Details and registration now open.

Presented by Ashok Bedi MD, psychiatrist & Jungian analyst (USA)

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Feminine Face of Power: Becoming Transformational Elders

This workshop incorporates wisdom stories and myths from a variety of cultural traditions as we seek to rebalance the 'masculine' and 'feminine' aspects of ourselves and transform our communities and culture.  We need to move away from actions/systems of domination and control, and towards actions/systems that incorporate partnerships and authentic collaboration. What does that movement mean and require from each of us? What are our unique gifts that may be hidden treasures? October Special - Registration now open!

Presented by Dr Cynthia King, mythologist and organisation/communication consultant (USA). 

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

How Psyche Speaks: Archetypal & Mythic Perspectives for Life & Work

  • The Heritage Room, University College, University of Melbourne (map)
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Cultivating an awareness of where and how archetypal patterns appear in life provides a means by which we may join individual calling and the larger meanings of human existence. Through engagement with imagination, metaphor and myth, and discussion of films and contemporary events, this seminar explores the language of the archetypal world. Program, Details and LAST MINUTE SPECIALS here!

Presented by Drs Glen Slater and Safron Rossi, Pacifica Graduate Institute (USA).

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Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

Ensouling our Work: Lessons from Ecopsychology, Spiritual & Indigenous Traditions

  • The Heritage Room, University College, University of Melbourne (map)
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Vocation arises by attuning to the liminal space between matter and spirit, and is lived on the edge between self and world.  This innovative and timely seminar will explore ideas from ecopsychology, spiritual and indigenous traditions, and look at what these may teach us about the nature of vocation and calling, at the individual and collective levels.  Register now for FINAL places.

Presented by Professor David Tacey and Dr Suzanne Cremen.  

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Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Deep Psychology of Money

Who among us does not think (or fret) about money? Yet money is one of the most neglected issues psychologically.  Money is not just a rational medium of exchange. It can fill us with compelling desire, anxiety, envy and greed. This fascinating lecture explores depth psychological and mythological perspectives on the paradoxical nature of money, as both a motivator and a complex.

Presented by Dr Suzanne Cremen.  Click here for details.

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Jul
1
to Jul 3

The Afternoon of Life (a winter retreat to discover authentic vocation)

  • The Country Place, Dandenong Ranges Kalorama, Victoria, Australia 3766 (map)
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Presented by Dr Jennifer Leigh Selig and Suzanne Cremen Davidson from Pacifica Graduate Institute (Santa Barbara, USA) and the Life Artistry Centre (Melbourne).  Join us for this three-day country retreat where we will look within to discover, uncover, even recover the meaning and purpose of the afternoon of our vocational lives. 

Depth psychologist CG Jung wrote, “The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only its meaning and purpose are different… What youth found and must find outside, the man [and woman] of life’s afternoon must find within".  The afternoon of life refers to a stage of maturity where we feel like this time has passed or must pass, and a new time is beginning - rather than one's chronological age.

Limited to 12, the retreat is tailored towards participants' interests and needs. Be rejuvenated in an environment that's good for body and soul!

Click here for more details and generous early bird discount

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Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Creativity, Character and Calling

How can we align our creativity more with our character and calling? Join Dr Jennifer Selig from Pacifica Graduate Institute (USA) to explore the imaginative ideas offered by archetypal psychologist James Hillman and the metaphoric insights of poets such as Mary Oliver, Gregory Orr and Jorge Luis Borges, around how we are born coded with a calling and given the specific character to live out that calling. 

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne. Tuesday 28 June 2016, 6.30pm AND 7:30pm

Due to popular demand, a SECOND lecture has now been scheduled at 7.30pm - tickets available here!

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Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Transforming Complexes as Pathways to Vocation

Could your sensitivities, wounds and preoccupations – your complexes – hold the missing key to your vocation?  A complex is an impulse, pattern of behaviour, recurring mode of imagination, obsessive thought or particular fantasy which keeps you in its grip. Drawing on fascinating life stories, Suzanne Cremen Davidson explores how a more conscious understanding of your complexes can be revelatory for the discovery and conduct of your vocation.

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Vocation as psyche's call
May
6
7:30 PM19:30

Vocation as psyche's call

Suzanne Cremen Davidson looks at how depth psychology can extend our thinking about work, careers and callings in more creative, fulfilling and ecologically responsive directions, drawing on the beautiful NZ film Whale Rider.

Friday 6 May 7.30-9.30pm
The Quaker House, 10 Hampson Street
Kelvin Grove. Queensland

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Mar
20
9:30 AM09:30

The Archetypal Basis of Calling (Part 2): Joseph Campbell on Myth and Meaning

How can we engage the mythic imagination to uncover a path of meaning and a sense of soul?

Dr Safron Rossi from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and Opus Archives (USA) discusses Joseph Campbell’s mythological hero’s journey and the task of the hero to surrender to a deeper call—the mythic twin of the union of the unconscious and conscious aspects of our being. We will explore Campbell’s work on the hero’s journey, look at hero myths both ancient and modern, and discuss how this archetypal pattern provides a map for the discovery of one’s own calling. Click here for full details and registration

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Mar
19
9:30 AM09:30

The Archetypal Basis of Calling (Part 1): Jung and Hillman on Purpose and Soul-making

  • Hawthorn Arts Centre (The Chamber) (map)
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A sense of calling is generated deep in the psyche and comes to us via imagination and unexpected experiences. It occurs alongside the feeling of living a story that is unique to us and, at the same time, part of some larger significance.  

Dr Glen Slater from the Pacifica Graduate Institute (USA) presents the first of two fascinating seminars aimed at discerning and nurturing this sense of calling by engaging archetypal patterns and figures that are most relevant to the discovery of deeper purpose.  Click here for full details and registration

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