Cooking up a Personal Worldview and Becoming Oneself More Deeply

Saturday 27 May 2017, 10:00 am @ Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North

Allan Bloore Jungian Analyst
Saturday 27 May 10.00am – 4.00pm

“A worldview is a picture of the world, and of oneself.

As one sees the world so one sees oneself. To have a worldview means to have the best possible knowledge of what the world is and who I am. ...The great decisions in human life usually have far more to do with the instincts and other mysterious unconscious factors than with conscious and well-meaning reasonableness.

The shoe that fits one person pinches another ~ there is no universal recipe for living.” (Carl Jung CW16:81 & CW8:698)

For those who consciously take on this task of worldview construction, death becomes a symbolic event, as they fall from the security of collective consciousness, the consciousness of the group, into the cooking pot of the unconscious. Fear stops many from taking the plunge, but if they baulk at the challenge, they will discover a dish of a more sinister kind appearing on their plate, unknowingly contributing to the problems of the era rather than becoming a part of their solution.

“We are in the soup that is going to be cooked for us,” says Jung, “whether we claim to have invented it or not… We are threatened with universal genocide if we cannot work out the way of (inner) salvation by a symbolic death.” (CW 18:1661)

This seminar will explore this Jungian theme and assist participants to reflect on its application to their lives.

Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North
Bring own lunch, tea/coffee provided
Suggested contribution $60 or donation