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Seminar–Workshop: The Deep Psychology of Money

  • 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. 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

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
Theosophical Society, 355 Wickham Tce, Spring Hill (venue to be confirmed)
Members and Concession: $90,  Non-members: $110
Attendance certificates given for PD