Dr Kaye Gersch PhD.  
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Couples therapist
Clinical Supervisor

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Jung Study Subscription Series Dates 2018

Zoom meeting April 17th: anima and animus -  is this concept relevant today?

This link provides us with the Introduction 

First we have Jung himself giving his views on anima and animus. Then other famous Jungians give their views.  You will need to listen several times. We are focussing on the animus, i.e. the masculine in a woman's psyche, in this month's study.

Now we get to the core of our work for this month. I am referring you to a recording by Robert Johnson, made in the 70s.

The Double Animus- the transposed heads.
The Transposed Heads comes from a legend of India, which was written down by Thomas Mann and published by Penguin Random House.This is an absolutely fascinating story. The most important message is at the end.  Robert is challenging us to think about the animus differently.  He believes that a new form of relationship between men and women is possible. What is it?  Listen carefully, as we will be discussing this and I hope you will have formed an opinion!

Study question.

What was Jung 's theory of the animus?
Which explanation of it did you find most convincing?
And secondly, what different attitude is Robert proposing? 
Is this idea useful for you to understand your own psychology? Why?

Additional study material for April 17th.

If you are very keen, here is some more on the anima and animus- in my view well worth the reading!


This is a written article by Jungian Gary Toub on the masculine and the feminine, and you can access it here.  

He gives reasons why this idea of Jung's is still relevant, and reasons why it is not.

You will need to scroll down to get to the artlcle.

What do you think?

Zoom meeting May 15th: The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey is a favourite of Jung's and many contemporary Jungians.  The mythologist Joesph Campbell took the Hero's Journey as the primary myth  for our time. He was consulted by George Lucas in the making of Star Wars.

Here is a short snippet:

And, if you are hankering for more of Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell, here it is!

And here:

Now we move on to a lecture recorded in May, 1987, by Robert A. Johnson. He  reflects on the contemporary relevance of the myth of the hero, for both men and women.

This recording is part of the archives of the Jung Society in Houston: www.junghouston.org/bookstore


Click here to listen to part 1 of this lecture. 


Click here to listen to part 2 of this lecture.


Study Question:

Is the archetype of the Hero's Journey equally applicable to men as to women?

And to all stages of life?

Is it a linear process, or cyclic?

What do I get when I join the monthly Jung Study subscription series?

  • Course material consisting of a combination of written notes, YouTube links, audio files, and a list for additional study. This material will include archives from C.G.Jung himself, Marie von Franz and James Hillman. With additional contribution from contemporary Jungian and Post Jungian such James Hollis and Thomas Moore. This comes to your email address 2 weeks before the Zoom meeting date. This is once per month -  10 times per year.

  • A list of study questions to focus your personal study in preparation for the Zoom meeting.  The study questions will also help you prepare for informed discussion.

  • 90 minute Zoom meetings with other subscribers, with focused discussion on the study questions. This meeting will be convened by Dr Kaye Gersch PhD. You will receive an invitation to direct you to this meeting. You are invited to participate with questions and comments.

  • The Jung Study Group online subscription series meets via Zoom on the third Tuesday every month at Australian Eastern Standard Time. Click here to find the time in your zone.

  • 10 lessons per year, from February to November.

  • Each year covers a theme, with each month building on the work of previous months. The theme for 2018 is The Foundations of Jungian that that are influencing  us to the day.

What you will need to join this Jung Study Group subscription series.

  • A reliable internet connection

  • Have Zoom downloaded on your computer.    I will send you an email invitation to join the meeting about 15 minutes before we start.
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