Brenda Crowther

Jungian Analyst & Depth Psychologist

Brenda Crowther

Workshops and Talks

Guild of Pastoral Psychology UK

THE RED BOOK: Four Seminars

September to December 2023

Seminar 1: 30 September: The beginnings of Jung’s objective: how he searched for the truth beyond the personal.

Seminar 2: 21 October: The dark part of the journey and the shadowy discoveries of the nature of the human soul.

Seminar 3: How the light comes out of awareness of the shadow.  It leads us all as it did Jung, if we listen to our souls whilst reading the Red Book.

Seminar 4: The unconscious reflects Jung’s achievements and how they instruct us today


C G Jung Club of Orange County USA

KUNDALINI: Dreams, Reflections & The Five Elements

Sunday 4 June 2023 – 11 am – 1pm PDT & 8pm French time, 7pm UK time

Several years ago, a cluster of analysands went through strong Kundalini experiences.  These included dreams, visions and very unusual so-called concrete/physical phenomena.  All were composed of the elements of air, earth, fire and water, and additionally the fifth element, which the alchemists call ether.

This is a Zoom lecture: to attend: go into the website of C G Jung Club of Orange County, USA: 

It is very simple, fill in the registration form.  The event is free.


Ubiquity University & Chartres Wisdom School

The Soul of Toni Wolff and the Magic of the Feminine Psyche

13, 20 & 27 April, 4 May, 2023 – 7pm European time (6pm UK

Toni Wolff wrote a short article on the four structures of the feminine psyche.  This talk goes into further depth and expresses the potential to the world of the full expression of the nature of woman and her embodiment in the world. 

These four presentations are part of Ubiquity University’s emphasis on feminine development.



These are for Zoom lectures: for booking:


Assisi Institute: International Center for the Study of Archetypal Patterns

FOUNDING WOMEN OF JUNGIAN PSYCHOLOGY: 12 & 19 November, 3 & 10 December 2022

7pm Central European Time

Toni Wolff and the Feminine Psyche

Toni Wolff wrote a short article on the four structures of the feminine psyche: Mother, Hetaira, Amazon and Medial Woman.  Using examples of differently structured women I express the meaning and depth of the fine outlines of Wolff’s work.  She wrote a masterpiece which, when amplified, shows great meaning and depth.   Her work exposes too, the general feminine problems of our times.

These are four Zoom lectures.


Ubiquity University USA & Chartres Wisdom School

GREAT BOOKS SERIES: 13 September & 11 October 2022

10 am Pacific time, 7pm Central European time

The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga

 C G Jung

These notes of the seminars on Kundalini given by Jung in 1932 show Jung’s masterly appreciation of this psychological form of Yoga.  His symbolic approach to the Chakras and the paths that the power of Kundalini travels, must have opened up a new world to his psychological audience in the early years of the thirties.  The introduction by Sonu Shamdasani is helpful and well-researched.


These are Zoom seminars: for booking.


Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Switzerland

19 September 2022 (2 lectures)

The Light of Nature: Innocence and Experience

The first lecture looks at the visions of the light of nature when the psyche is in the innocent experiencing state of the young child.  The second lecture looks at reflections on these experiences and their recurrence at a different level of consciousness in adult life.



Open to students of the Centre only


Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung & Marie-Louise von Franz, Switzerland

16 & 17 September 2022 (2 lectures)

Kundalini: The Dreams of the Elements

These two lectures look into the dreams of air, earth, fire, water and ether, and go with the experience of Kundalini.  This research resulted from my work with individuals who were willing to disclose their experiences.  In combination with this we will look into the symbolism of Kundalini as described in Jung’s book:  The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga.


Open to Students of the Centre only


The Assisi Institute: International Centre for the Study of Archetypal Patterns

21 May 2022 – 12 noon to 1.30 pm (US Eastern standard time & 5 to 6.30 UK time)



The Spirit of Toni Wolff

A rare and unusual woman carrying the spirit of the unconscious and embodying a singular and inspired way of life.



Booking: Assisi Public Lectures programme: – this lecture is on Zoom.


Jung Club London: 19 March 2022 – 10.30 am to 4 pm (UK time)

The Origin and Alchemy of the I Ching

We look at the origin of the I Ching, showing us the mysterious beginning of alchemy.  How it passes through shamanism, taoism and confucianism, forming the book that we consult today.

We will look at different personal experiences arising from consulting it, one very dramatic one, which shows synchronicity moving through it in a tangible way.

With this we see how the I Ching is embodied energy that we can share, if we are willing to be both patient and imaginative

This conference will take place on Zoom

As this is an online event, booking closes at 5 pm on Thursday 17 March, before the event.  Contact: for price and further details.


Ubiquity University USA & Chartres Wisdom School – 6, 13, 20 & 27 January 2022.


ALCHEMY: The Soul’s Journey

Twenty years ago I had a dream that I danced around a tree in a courtyard in Switzerland with Marie-Louise von Franz, that great interpreter and lover of Jung’s work.  The person who interviewed me for the jungian training course said that the tree had no leaves, and was it fertile?  On my final day of graduation I saw that tree again in a picture interpretation seminar.  It had no leaves like my dream, and then I understood: it was the Coral Tree of Alchemy that grew under the sea, in the unconscious.  Then I knew my personal myth was alchemy.  In these four weekly presentations we pass through the descent into the darkness: the nigredo, the insight or the washing of the blackness: the albedo, the dawning of the truth in the citrinitis, and the flowering of love in the rubedo.  We look at how we find these four alchemical stages in our everyday life.

These are Zoom presentations: please go into to book.  More precise details coming soon …


Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Switzerland



Two lectures on the shamanic origin of the I Ching and how it passes through Taoism and Confucianism.  Using the the nature images of the oracle book, there will be a special emphasis on synchronicity and a relevant personal experience.

23 September 2021

Due to Covid restrictions these lectures will now take place on line.


Jung Club London : 10 July 2021 – 10.30am to 4pm


The light of nature is the inherent soul of all forms that exist on earth.  If the earth is destroyed by negligence and unconsciousness will dreams still shine with hidden light and meaning?  Will the starry constellations penetrate the pollution?  Will there be a shining sea, a beautiful forest?  We will look at our responsibility in two ways: towards our inner life and how the planet we live on is related to our dreams.  I hope there will be much discussion on these inner and outer aspects that speak to us of wholeness.


Ubiquity University USA & Chartres Wisdom School

March 2021: for presentations on Zoom


I Ching opens the door to a fascinating and complex cultural world.  A Chinese Oracle book, it offers profound counsel on life issues and also predictive divination.  The series is introduced with an experience of the I Ching, which affirms the relevance of the ancient wisdom of the oracle book: how it interweaves with other Chinese disciplines such as Chinese Yoga and alchemy, religious rituals of the ancestors, music and meditation.

4 March: The Mythical History of the I Ching

11 March: The I Ching and Chinese Yoga

18 March: The I Ching: Divination and the Ancestors

25 March: The I Ching and Synchronicity

For further details and to register please click below:


When you open the link you will see several choices of payment: you need the one marked: ‘auditor’ (80 dollars), which is also the cheapest.  The others are for students on courses at the university.


Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Wednesday 11 November 2020 – 7 – 9 pm on ZOOM


We have looked at many different aspects of the archetype and this session we will look at the relationship of the archetype to Karma.  Jung had quite a lot to say on this subject, although it is rarely mentioned.  We will be specific and look at what Jung said on the subject, rather than forms of ancient wisdom – and how the vision of the archetype is not complete without a consideration of this aspect.

Free to members and friends or £15 for non-members.  Venue:  This is a ZOOM meeting and on payment or registration the link will be sent out to you.  Please book through the Jung Club website.


Chartres Academy & Ubiquity University USA

Great Books series: Women who run with the Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

September & October 2020.  See details below.


… in every woman there lives a Wild Woman, filled with passionate creativity and ageless knowing, but repressed for centuries by a value system that trivialises emotional truth, intuitive wisdom and instinctual self-confidence.  Dr Estés’s enriching bestseller shows how, through the interpretation of story and her psychological commentary, we can reclaim and rejoice in our true feminine power – how we can awaken within the depths of our souls one who is both magic and medicine.  The first presentation looks to discover this Wild Wolf Woman, and the second looks at the obstacles and the enlivening psychological work related to this.


8 September 2020: 8pm European time, 7 pm English time.  13 October 2020: 7 pm European time, 6 pm English time.

Both presentations are on Zoom.  For further details contact the website: – and there you will be able to click on the Great Books series and book! 


Jung Club London

Thursday 16 July 2020: 7.30 – 9.15 pm   Lecture on Zoom


This talk reflects on the integrative power of misfortune and how healing comes through confronting its affects, and living through it in an objective way, until the deeper aspects of meaning are revealed.  Misfortune opens the heart if we have the right attitude and closes the heart if we do not.  This is one of the harder spiritual tasks of individuation and without it we can only reach the level of well-being.

Email address required by the afternoon of Wednesday 15 July at the latest – the Zoom link for the meeting will be sent to your email address on the morning of the 16th (non-members: the link will be sent to your email address on the morning of the 16th following confirmation of payment).  Send to the Club Administrator, Marilyn Rose:

By debit/credit card or by PayPay: click on the PayPal sign above the picture of Jung on the home page of our website: and follow the instructions.

Or by BACS: Lloyds Bank:  Sort Code: 30-95-35, Account: 00304455

Club Members and Friends free; Non-members: £10


The Jung Club: the Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Wednesday 6 November 2019: 7 – 9 pm


This seminar will look at the archetypal images in alchemy and how, in dreams and experiences they lead us into our initiation.  Archetypes are perceived by us in the form of images.   The images inspire our personal approach to an archetypal energy which is beyond our understanding and knowledge – but with the help of an image, which may be spoken, written, painted, sculptured or listened to, etc, we find a contact with a world which initiates us.  In this way we connect our personal energy to the world of the archetypes and are not overwhelmed, but are inspired and thus initiated into our personal mystery.

Free to members and friends or £15 on door.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT.  Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate.


The Guild of Pastoral Psychology: Spring Conference in Brighton

Saturday 18th May 2019: 11 am to 4 pm with lunch included



We look at Jung’s discovery of alchemy, which emerged as an experience without a name, in the events in the Red Book.  Jung shared his journey with his lover and companion Toni Wolff, which also became her journey, and another dimension of Christianity opened up.  It was hidden beneath the surface of orthodoxy and theology in Western Alchemy.

The journey through the Red Book is essentially a journey through the unknown, through darkness.  As Jung warned us, it is best not to take the journey alone.  This implies relatedness or Eros rather than the heroic attitude.  The struggle to evolve this feminine quality in our era is a genuine effort of transformation.  It requires an objective attitude and takes us away from a more rational personal development.

Venue: Friend’s Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF – Tickets £45, Guild Members £40 & Students £35.  Ticket includes refreshments and lunch.  Book online at:  See web site for further flexible details on how to pay.

Research and Training Centre in Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Switzerland

16th & 17th April 2019


We follow the thread of Jung’s beginnings in alchemy, how this came about through his experience in the Red Book.  After many years of confrontation with the unconscious, synchronicities and dreams we come to see how alchemy was a thread of Jung’s destiny.   Jung’s years of research and experience with Toni Wolff were the bedrock of his work.  Later, he was helped by Marie-Louise von Franz to order his studies on alchemy.  Jung moves towards Eros in this process.  The picture shows Jung’s house at Bollingen where much of his creative work was reflected on and written.  Nature was important to Jung and this is reflected in St Niklausen, Central Switzerland, where this talk takes place.  A very beautiful area surrounded by mountains and with beautiful skies.  The constellations are often clearly visible because there is very little light pollution.


The Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Wednesday 6 March 2019: 7 – 9 pm 2019


What was Jung’s interest in alchemy?  Why did it enthral him so deeply?  We will look briefly at how Jung came to value alchemy psychologically, as extremely important for the individuation of modern men and women.  He brought it out of the dusty cupboards where it had been abandoned in favour of chemistry and saw how it lived in the psyche.  We will look at the meaning of alchemy in its psychological sense and how it is a circulating process rather than a step-by-step affair.

Included in this seminar is an alchemical case history so that we can see the living reality of this process in a human being.

Free to members and friends or £15 on the door.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT.  Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate.


The Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Wednesday 6 February 2019: 7 – 9 pm 2019


This time we will look at synchronicity in stories that we tell, and realise that the ‘punch line’ is often a synchronicity which brings life into a story.  Fairy tales abound in examples of synchronicities on which they depend to pass on their psychological message or introduce the element of fate which leads a person on their path of individuation.  A synchronicity often astonishes a person and it leads them on a religious quest.  Discussion always welcome.

Free to members and friends or £15 on door.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT.  Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate


The College of Psychic Studies: London

 Friday 9 November 2018: 7 to 8.30 pm 2018


Bound in red leather with pages made from cream-coloured parchment, Jung’s Red Book is filled with beautiful and illuminating paintings and dialogues, recorded during the years 1913 to 1930.  He called this period of his life: “confrontation with the unconscious.”

The book records Jung’s journey into the beyond, where he was accompanied by Toni Wolff, his soul companion and lover.  A highly intuitive woman who, though not a medium, exhibited mediumistic qualities and was able to carry the dark experiences with Jung.  In this world Jung meets the independent spirits of the psyche such as Elijah and Salome.  A major figure is Philemon the magician (in the picture above) who Jung regarded as his spiritual guide.  Jung continuously struggles between the rational spirit of his time and the spirit of the eternal.  He submits to many trials, describing these experiences as the foundation of his whole life and work.

Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensbury Place, Kensington, London SW7 2EB,  nearest tube: South Kensington.

For further details on ticket price etc, please watch this website or the website of the College of Psychic Studies, for further details


C G Jung Club London: the Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Wednesday 7 November 2018: 7 to 9 pm


In this session on archetypes, after defining what qualities they hold, we will at look at archetypes in movement.  These include the movements in history and the movements of people.  Generally we often look at static archetypal images and try to make sense of them.  Included in this will be the archetype of the traveler or as the I Ching says:  The Wanderer.  This includes the archetype of the nomad and the meaning of being uprooted.

£15 on door and free to Club Members and Friends.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London Wb 4RT.  Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate.


C G Jung Club London

Saturday 21 April 2018: 10.30 to 4 pm


A lecture and seminar flowing from the Red Book Reading Group which lasted about seven years from March 2011 to December 2017.  We read every word and reflected on the pictures.  I feel that this led to changes of attitudes and ways of seeing the world – and would now like to share these.  Many seem like portents and yet others show us a new frame for psychology – away from an intellectual standpoint to a coming Eros.  The Red book was also the frame for all Jung’s future work, as he said on the first page of the Red Book:

“THE YEARS OF WHICH I HAVE SPOKEN TO YOU, when I pursued the inner images, were the most important of my life.  Everything else is to be derived from this.  It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore.  My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me.  That was the stuff and material for more than one life.  Everything later was merely the outer classification, the scientific elaboration, and the integration into life.  But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then.”     C G Jung 1957

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.

£40 and £35 for Club Members and Friends.


C G Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 6 March 2018: 7 to 9 pm



The structure of alchemy in relationship to Western culture is looked at, with room for discussion and questions.  Firstly we look at the various stages in alchemical work, such as the nigredo, the albedo, and the rubedo and relate this to Jung’s analytical psychology.

The second half will look at a genuine alchemical case history and follow some dreams and visions of a contemporary individual.  This tells us that the process of alchemy is alive in our times.

£15 admission on door and free to Club Members and Friends.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate


C G Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 23 January 2018: 7 to 9 pm


We will take a look at synchronicity through story telling and I will introduce the talk through a synchronicity tale – and I hope that others will participate in this.  Then we will examine material around the story of the Rainmaker – a favourite story of Jung’s which he never tired of hearing or telling.  We can ask questions about what synchronicity means in our lives.

£15 admission on the door – free to Club Members and Friends.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate


Guild of Analytical Psychology

Saturday 2 December 2017 – 10am to 4 pm



This workshop looks at the living stream of alchemy which operated under orthodox Christianity for several centuries.  Here we find the link between alchemy and analytical psychology that Jung found through his experience.  Through his research on alchemy Jung found parallels which contributed to the development of his psychology – and we will look at the  interesting story behind this.  Then we will read some alchemical dreams occurring in case histories and see that alchemy is not only practical in understanding the modern psyche through living and dynamic images – but also lives within the psyche as a religious impulse.

Sion Centre, London: For training candidates of The Guild of Analytical Psychology only.


Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 21 November 2017  – 7 to 9 pm


A look at the world of archetypal images expressed through our complexes – and how these images arrive out of the energies of the archetypal world.  This is a seminar and not a lecture, so hopefully this will generate discussion. 

£15 admission on the door – free to Club Members and Friends.

Venue Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Nearest tube Nottinghill Gate.


Research and Training Centre in Depth Psychology According to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz: Switzerland

19 & 20 September 2017


These two lectures speak about the power of the complexes in their myriad forms.  From Mother and Father to Mercurius and the Great Mother, these entities, or gods, move around our psyches, disturbing and informing us.  The complexes offer us an understanding of the divine aspect of life if we are willing to see their energies imaginatively and find a way to relate to them. Complexes can be personal, archetypal as well as ancestral and enact the most profound drama within us.

The second lecture incorporates Jung’s Word Association Experiment, the practical method of defining the particular complexes that inhabit us.

St Niklausen, Central Switzerland


Jung Club London

Thursday 20 July 2017 at 7.30 pm


A meditational talk on the Magnificat, the Song of Mary from St Luke’s Gospel.  This is woven into the mystical music of Hazrat Inayat Khan, and the Song of the Cosmos from Jung’s Symbols of Transformation.

Essex Church, Palace Gardens Terrace, Nottinghill Gate, London.  Free to members, otherwise £15.00


Association of Jungian Analysts: Leading Edges – A series of talks initiated by Gottfried Heuer in 2010

Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 8.15pm

An Alchemical Tale: Finding a Path through Weariness

The talk passes through five of my hand painted mandalas, exhibited as part of the AJA 40th Anniversary celebrations.  This shows how a twenty-five year relationship with a yoga teacher who worked with Jung’s dreamwork and psychological ideas, is integrated into the psyche through symbolic images in Jungian analytical training.  Interweaving this is a clinical example of chronic fatigue syndrome where the lost energy was raised from the psyche, flowing into the conscious life of the patient once more.  This process is also demonstrated in the mandalas and runs parallel with psychological alchemy.  A personal story of the integration of the two approaches (Yoga and Jungian Psychology) interweaves.

For reservations please contact:  Venue: Flat 3 AJA, 7 Eton Avenue, London NW3 3EL.  Phone: 020 7794 8711.  Admission: £7 for AJA members, £14 non-members


Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz: Switzerland

9, 10, 11 & 12 April 2017


These four lectures, spread over four days, show the growth of compassion through the experiences of love and war.  In the inner realm of conflict and sorrow and the outer world of war, exemplified for the British in the fiery experience of the London Blitz from World War II, and through the visionary, magical experience of childhood, we take a journey which passes through darkness and light and which finally leads to the finding and naming of my personal myth.


St Niklausen, Central Switzerland.


Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 21 March 2017 at 7 – 9 pm


This seminar will give a brief history of the development of the I Ching or Book of Changes and its origins.  After that, we will consult the I Ching and see how it works.  If you would like to bring your own copy of the book and read as it unfolds, we will be using “The I Ching or Book of Changes, translated by Richard Wilhelm, rendered into English by Cary F Baynes, with a foreword by C G Jung.” The original German edition is shown here.

Cost: £15.  Free to Club members and Friends


Venue: Essex Church,  112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate


Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 17 January 2017 at 7 – 9 pm


Planets-mandalaThis seminar will examine the nature of synchronicity as an acausal connecting principle.  We will cross disciplines to look at this, and include astrology, the relationship of psyche and matter, the relationships of the opposites and connect these aspects to everyday experiences.

Venue: The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, Nottinghill Gate, London W8 4RT.  Cost: £15.  Free to Jung Club members.

Following on from this event, there will be a specific seminar on the I CHING or Book of Changes on 21 March. 


Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Tuesday 22 November 2016 – 7 to 9 pm



This seminar will look at archetypes and archetypal images within the functions of the creative process.  It will look at how instinctive forces relate to creativity and how they manifest.  We will also look at different kinds of archetypal images, such as visual, olfactory, oral and aural images – and how they manifest.  Archetypal images are conventionally manifested as visual, probably because Jung seemed to handle this form easily, skillfully and creatively.  His Red Book shows us this. To understand archetypal images, however, they need to be seen in the context of our own nature.

Study of the archetypes and their images help us to find a personal relationship with them, connecting this power to ordinary life.

The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Free to Club Members and Friends, admission at the door: £15.00.  Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate.


Guild of Pastoral Psychology

Thursday 3 November 2016 at 7.30 2016



This talk looks at forgiveness as a process rather than a desirable concept.  It is an encounter with the shadow lands in ourselves and others.  We look at the causal factor, which precedes the need for forgiveness, which usually involves betrayal.

In passing through this process of forgiveness we see how an act of betrayal can transform from a painful to a creative event in the psyche and is one of the major experiments with life.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London.  Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate.

Entrance: £15.  Student concessions: £9.  Groups of five of more: £10 each.  Free to Guild members.


Sussex Healers’ Association: Autumn Seminar

Sunday 16 October 2016: 10 for 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.  The Manor Barn, Old Town, Bexhill-on-Sea



The journey to train as a Jungian analyst and depth psychologist begins with a dream, followed by another, leading to Switzerland.  This journey reveals how both light and dark sides of experience are essential for healing.  Dreams can be life-changing gifts from a vast and numinous inner world. They spark off a healing process which begins in our psyches.  We walk through many shades of feeling which the dream expresses, though they require our attention and valuation if they are to work and influence our lives.


The Champernowne Trust Residential Summer Course

Sunday 31 July to Friday 5 August 2016: 5-day residential summer course, with several speakers and workshop leaders.


Champernowne3 August: Alchemy: The Flow of the Opposites through the Mystery of Ice and Fire

The telling of the Grimm’s fairy tale: Sleeping Beauty, and looking at the opposite psychological forces flowing through this wonderful story, realising that we are listening to an alchemical tale leading to a sacred marriage and the symbol of wholeness.

For further details about the very interesting, enjoyable and creative Champernowne courses see web site: or email:


C G Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Wednesday 20 January 2016 at 7 pm – Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT


Emeralds basket mandalaThe seminar will try to express, with the use of examples, that place of meeting between psyche and matter. This is often expressed by a psychological mood, state or intuition, which runs parallel with a so-called physical phenomenon and therefore does not conform to the conventional law of cause and effect.  The world we live in is truly mysterious.

£15 on door. Members free


 C G Jung Club London: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Wednesday 4 November 2015 at 7 pm – Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8 4RT



We will look at how archetypes emerge into consciousness through images from the collective unconscious.  They appear in our personal psyches and in the collective.  They appear in fairy tales and myths, dance and the human body, in both ancient and modern art and in our modern life.  I hope this seminar will be inter-active.

£15 on the door.  Members free.


Counselling Plus Hastings

Saturday 10 October 2015 at 10 am to 4 pm 2015

THE SYMBOLIC NATURE OF DREAMS: Working with them in a therapeutic context



Working with dreams opens the mind and heart to different possibilities.  Dreams can create deeper intimacy between client and therapist because a different unconscious world is penetrated which underlies our ordinary personal lives.  In this one-day workshop we see how we can help these two dimensions work together through Jung’s dialogic way of working with dreams.

CPD Certificate available.

Venue: St Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea.  To book contact Counselling Plus phone: 01424 428300 or email:


University of Sussex & Psychotherapy Sussex

Saturday 4 July 2015 at 10 am


Dreams from the collective unconscious are mythic in their dimension and impact on the individual.  They often express unfulfilled spiritual needs which impact on the therapist just as powerfully.

Venue: Bramber House, University of Sussex campus.

This seminar is for members and training students only.


C G Jung Club London

Thursday 19 February 2015 at 7.30pm


yoga mandala

Yoga is sometimes seen as a series of postures but this is only one of the eight limbs of Raja Yoga.  Raga means ‘king’ and is the royal road to yoga,  as alchemy is the royal psychological art.  We see how the spiritual and psychological difficulties of modern individuals reflect those in the ancient yoga traditions and show us the eternal core of human beings.

The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate


C G Jung Club: The Faye Pye Grass Roots Seminars

Bollingen reedsWednesday 14 January 2015: 7 to 9 pm

SYNCHRONICITY: An acausal connecting principle.  We will look at the  phenonema of synchronicity and include the Chinese I Ching or Book of Changes to enlarge our understanding.

No charge for Club members, otherwise £15 on the door.  The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT.  Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate.


RE-VISION Psychotherapy School


Roses-kissSaturday 15 November 2014 – 10am to 5pm

The Sleeping Beauty: Looking at the Sacred Transference in Psychotherapy

The creative and mysterious force of the transference works beneath all therapeutic relationships.  It is sacred because it works independently of our conscious intention and has healing power.  It is an inner journey of great depth and transformation and moves through our souls like a great shining river of energy.  We will use the structure of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty to bring out different aspects of the transference.

Fee: £90.00.  Please pay direct to Re-vision at 0208 357 8881 or  For further details see web site of Re-vision: and look under: Events/CPD


XIIth International Conference of The Journal of Analytical Psychology

POMPEIIBERLIN 29th May to 1st June 2014

The Varieties of Jungian Clinical Experience

Looking at the Core of the Psyche:  A Religious dialogue with a Sado-Masochistic patient

Listening to an autonomous complex: this paper will be presented on the morning of Friday 30 May.


C G Jung Club London

Kundalini and SivaThursday 17 October 2013 at 7.30 pm

Dreams of Kundalini: Relating Physical and Psychological Experience


This talk centres on dreams of Kundalini.  With the help of Jung’s seminars on “The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga” we see how the dream of the psyche relates to the bodily experience of Kundalini.  This deep and penetrating experience has a frightening physicality that expresses the energy of the divine feminine.  This experience has implications for the development of collective consciousness to which individuation contributes.

Venue: Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT
Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate


The Phoenix Centre, Lewes: 5 October 2013 10.30am to 1.00pm

Psychotherapy Sussex

Case History Discussion from four viewpoints:

Dr Liza Catan: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist/post-Kleinian

Brenda Crowther: Jungian Analyst

Heather Menzies: Lacanian Analyst

Dr Clive Robinson: Psychiatrist


Saturday 10 November 2012 – 10 am to 1.00 pm

Spinning-mandalaUniversity of Sussex – for Psychotherapy Sussex

An Alchemical Tale: Confronting the Darkness to find the New Light

This talk shows the healing of a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome through a series of archetypal dreams.  These initiate a psychological, alchemical process in the psyche leading to transformation.  The dreamer experiences the shadow, both personal and collective, within the alchemical nigredo; this is followed by the albedo, the cleansing process, and finally, the new dawn or rubedo as the healing energy gradually overcomes the fatigue.

The transformation process is echoed in the tale of Sleeping Beauty, and forms the structure of the case.  The complex, interesting and intriguing discovery of what caused the energy to drain from the woman’s life in the first place is revealed.  The case shows the classical Jungian analytical approach to working with a psycho-physical condition.


Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Switzerland.

Green Man19 & 20 September 2012

The Pulse of the Princess: A Sufi Tale of Betrayal


A story telling with an interpretation of the Sufi Teaching Story followed by a seminar.  Idries Shah describes this tale as “one of the first records of dervish psychological diagnosis and psychotherapy.”

A deeper vision unfolds behind the veil of betrayal, in a story which travels from Arabia in the 8th century, to Rumi in Turkey and on into Europe, where it is translated into English in the 19th century.


C G Jung Analytical Psychology Club London

POMPEIISaturday 2 June, 2012 – 11am to 4pm.

The Descent into Hell: Violence in Individuation

In Daughter of Fire by Irina Tweedie, she describes, in her intensely personal diary of her spiritual training, how certain aspects were given to her through ‘violent reproof and even aggression.’

This talk looks at violence in the individuation process and its meaning.  It considers the impulse which generates religious flagellation and sado-masochism in the life of the individual, as these manifest through alchemical dreams of dismemberment and violence – and reflect an urge towards transformation.

Mari-Louise von Franz said of Daughter of Fire, that Tweedie’s experience was “a testimony to great courage and integrity.”  The confrontation with the shadow, which almost killed her, exemplifies the importance of this harrowing aspect of Jung’s psychology as a preparation for reaching the light.

Venue: The Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

Details and admission by prior application to the Administrator, who will supply a booking form on request, or download one from


C G Jung Analytical Psychology Club London  20 January 2011 at 7.30pm

Green ManThis story is published in the 2012 edition of Harvest – the journal of the Jung Club London

A Sufi Tale: Staying Open to Betrayal

The telling of a Sufi Tale: The Pulse of the Princess, one of the first records of the practice of psychotherapy from the sixth century AD.

This tale travels from East to West and can be followed on a journey for over one thousand years.  Rumi picks up the tale and exposes the profound meaning of the experience of betrayal for the psyche on the path of individuation.  How the deep wounding quality is a necessary part of the psychological and spiritual journey.

Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT

Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate : see this website for video of this talk.




The Remora


Thursday 4th November 2010 at 7.30pm

An interpretation of Sleeping Beauty as the mythical relationship to the inner, dark feminine.

Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8.  Lectures free to members: £10 visitors and guests; students £6.

Nearest tube: Nottinghill Gate : see this website for recording of this talk.


Feminism and Feminine Psychology

25 July 2010 – 2 – 5.30 pm

Small workshop looking at the impact of feminism on feminine psychology and how this has impacted both negatively and positively on women.  The emphasis is on the Jungian approach to feminine psychology

£35  CPD Certificate available.

Venue: 7 Little Common Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4HU.


Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and Marie-Louise von Franz, Switzerland

Roses-kissThe Remora: An Interpretation of Sleeping Beauty


15 – 17 September 2009

Three lectures on the mythical relationship to the inner, dark feminine


Working with Dreams

Day Workshop

Hastings and Rother Counselling Service – CPD for Helping Professions

Saturday October 2009 – arrive 9.45 for 10am to 4pm.

Dreams are expressions of the inner life of yourself and your clients.  Working with dreams through dialogue can open up an inner world, explaining problems of everyday life and bring creativity into the consulting room.  Basic structures of dreams explained from a jungian point of view and with natural intuition and feeling.

£35  (£30 for H&RCS Members, £50 if funded by an organisation).  To register phone: 01424 428300 or email:


An Introduction to Jungian Psychology

Small Workshop on three Sunday afternoons


1,8 and 15 March 2009, 2 – 5.30 pm

The first session looks at Jung the man, and how he came to his discoveries about the psyche or soul of all men and women.  We look at his early life and influences, and work on the unconscious.

The second session looks at Jung’s structure of the human psyche.  We look at the archetypes: the Self, Shadow, the Animus and Anima, and how they appear in dreams and everyday life.

The final session takes a look at psychological alchemy, and the feminine and masculine within the psyche, as well as relationships with others.  Video clips of Jung, and his work, will be shown.

Cost: £60 for all 3 sessions.  CPD Certificate available.

Venue: 7 Little Common Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN39 4HU.

Please phone: 01424 734888 or email: for further details, or just send a cheque to the above address.  I will send you confirmation, a map and further information.


Sesame Institute UK and International

The Use of Drama and Movement in Therapy

17 – 21 November 2008

Drama Therapists: Mary Smail, Aleka Loutsis, Eran Nathan, Haydn Forde,

Becky Macheonis, Rachel Porter and Zoe Fitzgerald-Pool

and Jungian Analyst: Brenda Crowther (The Unconscious and Jung)

See website for further details and booking.


Working with Dreams: A Workshop for Psychotherapists

Sunday 28 September 2008

Dreams are expressions of the inner life of yourself and your clients.  Working with them can open up an inner world, expressing the problems of everyday life.  Dreams can give a different slant and bring creativity into the consulting room.

Cost: £40. CPD certificate available

Venue:  7 Little Common Road, Bexhill on Sea, TN30 4HU