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Seminar–Workshop: The Deep Psychology of Money

  • The Theosophical Society 355 Wickham Terrace Spring Hill QLD Australia (map)
...Since money is an archetypal psychic reality, it will always be inherently problematic because psychic realities are complex, complicated…. Money is devilishly divine.
— James Hillman

Presented by Dr Suzanne Cremen

Who amongst us does not think (or fret) about money?  Complexes around money affect all of us, rich or poor, in one way or another, and they are often constellated in the context of our working lives. We live in a time of alarming and escalating economic inequity. Yet money remains one of the most neglected issues psychologically. The thorny subject of money is often overlooked in Jungian psychology, including in writings on vocation and the exhortation to follow one’s true calling.

This unique lecture–workshop draws on the writing and lived experiences of C.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, James Hillman, Thomas Moore and others, as well as contemporary case-studies of men and women, to present fascinating depth psychological and mythological insights into the origins and nature of money. 

Money is not just a rational medium of exchange. It can fill us with compelling desire, anxiety, envy, and greed.  We will explore the paradoxical nature of money, as both a motivator and a complex.  In a contemplative and safe space, we will reflect on our personal, family, gendered and cultural money histories and experiences, with a view to discerning their teleology, or larger purpose.  There will be time to journal, contemplate new questions and ideas, and engage in reflective conversations.  At the core of our various money complexes – to hoard, to posture, to gift, to consume – bubble the energies of various archetypes.   We will consider how money, like sex, serves a conduit of the imagination and a main projection carrier for the soul.

The goddess Juno Moneta

The goddess Juno Moneta

Participant reviews:

“Thanks again Suzanne, I wanted to share that I found the Deep Psychology of Money workshop to be a powerful experience because it allowed me to engage with gendered, mythological and family threads I hold around money. For a topic that is rarely looked at in our culture, and often seen as taboo – your insight, depth and playful sense of humour made the session engaging and enjoyable. I liked the way all the paradoxical complexities of money were held open, and in particular the way creative potential of money as a pathway to integration was unpacked. The case studies and group process were interesting and moving. You created a safe, rich and nuanced atmosphere to learn and share. The flavour of your teaching was inviting and I feel a new sense of energy and potential around this topic both personally and professionally. Highly recommend and looking forward to future learning with Life Artistry Centre!” Meeray Ghaly, Psychotherapist and Artist

About the presenter:

Dr Suzanne Cremen serves as adjunct faculty at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, USA and founder of the Life Artistry Centre for Archetype, Imagination and Vocation.  She holds two Masters degrees from Pacifica (in Jungian and Archetypal studies, and Engaged Humanities and Mythology) as well as degrees in Law and Arts.  Dr Cremen’s PhD thesis was on a depth psychological approach to vocation and career development, and her research is published in international peer-reviewed journals.  Her background includes working as a lawyer, conference producer, screenwriter, publisher and career counsellor for adults in midlife. Dr Cremen has presented plenary sessions and chaired symposia on the applications of archetypal psychology at major international conferences, including in New York and Québec.   She is a past president and honorary life member of the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland.

Hosted by the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland
Saturday March 9 2019  9:30am – 4pm
Venue: Theosophical Society, 355 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD
Members and Concession: $90,  Non-members: $110 - Register Here
Attendance certificates given for PD