Consciousness Cafe Upcoming Event
The Royal Seven Stars, The Plains, Totnes

Thursday, 30th May, 2019

Arrival time: 7:30 for 8:00 to 10:00 

Jonathan Parker on – ‘A Matter of Soul’

For many people today the notion of soul is rather vague, but in antiquity it was experienced as a living presence. There is abundant evidence of how the relationship to soul was cultivated in different cultures from prehistory even until the present day. As consciousness and cultures evolved other matters and aims became important. We acquired immense powers but also suffered a loss of soul. Recognising this, Jung showed how to restore a dialogue with the soul by learning to listen and respond to the promptings of the unconscious psyche, which is just nature. It is a process through which we may discover how to be related, once again, to our own nature, indeed, to all nature, but consciously. Only our species has this possibility, but with the harm we have caused to global ecosystems and biodiversity, it may also be essential. This talk will invite a re-evaluation of soul and our relationship to it.

Jonathan Parker initially trained as an osteopath and naturopath, graduating from the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in London in 1981 and has practiced in Totnes since then. He completed an MA in Complementary Health Studies at Exeter University in 1996 and trained as a Jungian analyst in Switzerland, graduating from the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology in Zurich in 2003.  His thesis in Zurich considered body and psyche as aspects of one fundamental reality and for many years he has organised and/or given talks on Jungian approaches to the psyche in Totnes.

Entry: £5 at door

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