C G Jung Centre, Cape Town


Public Programme Events



Goals of SAAJA’s Public Programme

  • The promotion of an understanding and application of analytical psychology concepts that are made available to the public.
  • Presentations are held on the third Tuesday of every month at the UCT Lung Institute in Observatory, Cape Town.
  • Members of the public are invited to attend in person and we also stream these presentations live to those unable to attend in person. Those who stream in live need to contact Lynda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make a booking.

All our lectures, Seminars, Reading Groups and Workshops attract CPD points.

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Venue: UCT Lung Institute, George Street, Mowbray

Lectures will begin at 07.30 p.m. (19h30)

Jan 172017.01 Julian David flyer

Ovid’s Underworld

Speaker: Julian David

When Orpheus gets down to the Underworld in search of Eurydice, he must pass through all the figures that are imprisoned there. And if we ask ourselves WHY they are there, we are taken into a dense root-system of the earliest myths of humankind, in which archetypal themes cross back and forth, taking us down to the deepest parts of our own unconscious minds.

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Feb 21 Machiel Klerk

Dream Incubation

Speaker: Machiel Klerk

In this talk, international speaker and dream worker Machiel Klerk will explore an approach towards working with dreams. In this approach to dream work, you will learn to get in touch with your own genius, or guiding spirit. You will learn some practical tips on how to build and nurture a living relationship with your genius and to embody this genius in your day to day life. This will potentially lead to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. This approach to dream work has roots in Jung's Red Book journey.

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The Still Centre of the Turning World

Speaker: Lynn Carneson McGregor

In times of transition such as we are experiencing both in South Africa and worldwide at present, there is uncertainty, anxiety and fear. Is the regressive trend towards searching for tribal identity and reliance on Savior Archetypes across the globe, a mistaken search for security? In this climate, what is the role of individuation and collective wisdom?

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April 25Whose Woods Are These II by intao

The Dark Night of the Soul

Speaker: Kaye Gersh

 There are certain passages in a lifetime, sometimes brief, sometimes extended, when all the usual frameworks of understanding the human condition prove to be inadequate. Modern medicine, and indeed modern psychology, does not do well with Dark Nights of the Soul. The use of cognitive therapies, of anti-depressants, of “getting over” things as fast as possible, of “finding closure”, of minimizing suffering are nonsense when one is in a Dark Night.

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May 23ExpressiveSandwork

An Introduction to an Expressive Sandwork Project on the Cape Flats

Speakers: John Gosling and Philippa Colinese

Expressive Sandwork is a community based intervention in collaboration with CASE (Community Action towards a
Safe Environment) that applies some of the principles of analytical psychology to work with children living in
vulnerable communities. Philippa and John will outline the basic principles of this intervention and offer some
examples of their work with children who have participated in projects on the Cape Flats to illustrate how the
children respond to the intervention. They will also discuss some of the difficulties in implementing the intervention,
as well as the potential benefits it may have for the children, their families, the volunteers, and ultimately the

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July 26Renos Papadopoulos

'Accompaniment’ as a therapeutic approach

Speaker: Renos Papadopoulos

We regret to advise that this Public Programme Lecture on 26th July by Renos Papadopoulos has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Our next lecture will be on Tuesday 15th August by Jungian analyst Paul Ashton: “Soul and Spirit from a depth psychological perspective”.


Aug 15

Spirit and Soul from a depth psychological perspective

Speaker: Paul Ashton

 In what ways do “soul” and “spirit” differ from each other from a depth psychological perspective? Dr Paul Ashton, Jungian analyst, and published author, will explore his ideas about how these two aspects of the human psyche (that are often used interchangeably) can be differentiated and how they each function in our psyches. This interesting talk will be held on TUESDAY 15th August at 19h30 at the Lung Institute in Cape Town as part of SAAJA’s Public Lecture series. Due to the popularity of this talk, please arrive early to ensure your place.

Sept 92017.09 SoulCollage workshop

We invite you to a workshop presented by Catherine Anderson & Elize Rowan -  'Connecting to your inner Psyche'

What is SoulCollage®?

Jung noted that by taking a thing apart, getting to know the parts intimately, and then letting the parts come back together, transformation occurs. In like manner, our many pieces of soul can be consciously and imaginatively collaged into a new and more vital oneness. This is what we are about in the process called SoulCollage.


Venue                  : C.G. Jung Centre, 87 Main Road, Rosebank, Cape Town

Date and time    : Saturday 9 September 2017, 9-12 am

BOOKING ESSENTIAL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Subject – C AndersonCost: R800

Includes Tea/coffee and muffins

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Sept 262017 09 Michael Meade

Michael Meade via Jung Platform

A streamed online seminar by Michael Meade,live from Seattle

We live in a radical time, amidst severe climate changes, the expansion of human tragedy and the growth of collective fear and anxiety. Yet, the great crises of the world do not take place outside the  human soul. Rather, history is made in the struggle of the individual soul to survive and make sense of the world no matter how dark things may become. When everything seems about to fall apart, something deep in the soul of humanity responds. This inner inheritance includes both deep instincts for survival and surprising capacities for renewal. In mythic terms, each soul is connected to the Soul of the World and each person is pregnant with meaning and an innate genius waiting to express itself. In the struggle for meaning and truth it becomes necessary to call upon the array of genius, tal

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 Oct 172017 10 Madine Swart

The Teachings of Nature

Speaker: Madine Swart

Carl Jung reminds us that “nature is not matter only, she is also spirit” and he considered natural life to be “the nourishing soil
of the soul”. He foresaw the danger of losing our once intimate connection with nature: “As scientific understanding has
grown, so our world has become dehumanized. Man feels himself isolated in the cosmos, because he is no longer involved in nature and has lost his emotional 'unconscious identity' with natural phenomena."

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Nov 21the last alchemist

The Spirit in the Bottle: An Alchemical Fairy-tale

Speaker: Renee Ramsden

 If you’ve ever been drawn to the wisdom offered by fairy tales, alchemy and Jungian psychology,then SAAJA’s next Public Programme Lecture presented by Renee Ramsden, will offer an intimate insight into the link between the symbolism of fairy tales, the psychology of Alchemy in the unconscious, and how it relates to the transformational journey of the psyche and soul.

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Address: C G Jung Centre, 87 Main Road, Rosebank, Cape Town 7700
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Telephone: +27 (0)21 689 6090
Office Hours: 8.30am – 1pm, Monday to Friday
Postal Address: P O Box 589, Rondebosch, 7701

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