Nowhere, beloved, can world exist but within. Life passes in transformation. And, ever diminishing,
Rilke, Seventh Duino Elegy.
If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth
its riches; because for the creator there is no poverty and no poor, indifferent place. Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet, quoted in Dowrick, p. 299
...a life starved of symbol, mystery, depth and at least intimations of wholeness is, indeed, ‘deeply unpoetic’ ... Dowrick p. 108
What is a poem for if it is not potentially transformative?
Dowrick, p. 17
In this first quarterly Newsletter for 2010, Pamela Bouma has contributed notes on some recent talks. We hope that this will become a regular feature. We also encourage people who would like to submit reviews of Jungian books for publication in the Newsletter.
As always, our year will begin with our Annual General Meeting (which will be brief, and fuelled by pizza) at 6 pm on Thursday 4 February, followed by our first presentation for the year. Given the importance accorded by the Jungian world to the October 2009 publication of Jung‟s long-hidden “Red Book”, it seems appropriate that our first event of the year be an introduction to this amazing work. This will be followed in March by a presentation by Suzanne Davidson on the archetypal motif of the Tree. Her talk last year on Cinderella was very well received and we are lucky once again to be able to vicariously share in her experience studying at the Pacifica Graduate Institute through this talk.
I look forward to seeing you at our events this year and wish you a poetic 2010
Anne Di Lauro
Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the C.G. Jung Society of Queensland
to be held at St Mary’s Parish House at 6 pm Thursday 4 February (before the 7:30 pm talk)
Please come! We must have a quorum!
Pizza Report on the activities of the Society Financial report Election of 2010 Committee Input / Suggestions from members
Please note: Our usual venue, St Mary’s Parish House, South Brisbane, has been confirmed for 4 February. Beyond that, we have to confirm its availability on a month by month basis. Any change in venue will be advised by e-mail. If you are not on our e-mail list, please phone one of the committee members before an event to confirm where it will be held.