The Calgary Jung Society is “A dynamic community engaged in the discovery of Self and the world in which we live, in the spirit of the life and work of Carl Jung.” As a complement to our 2018 study of the Red Book, we’re offering our members the opportunity to explore your own personal images and dreams to make your own mandalas, as an inspirational, reflective and therapeutic practice.
The series will run for five sessions, with the final session held in May (date TBD). This session will be held outdoors in a local natural park environment, where we'll make mandalas using natural materials. The dates of the fourth and fifth sessions will be announced once confirmed.
This will be an intimate experience; the series is open to no less than three and no more than eight participants.
The group will be facilitated by professional art therapist and instructor, and Calgary Jung Society member, Cynthia Brown, BEd. AT. Professional Art Therapist. Cynthia’s role is to maintain balance within the group as emotional material surfaces and intellectual processes are applied.
Cost: By donation.
Suggested Materials List: Please bring what you enjoy working with!
- Paper - Unlined paper thick enough for a variety of mediums
- Favorite Pens - Sharpies, fine liner pen, colours, markers, Pigma pens, felt pens
- Adhesive- UHU glue, masking tape
- Paints - Brushes, rag, water container
- Miscellaneous - Pencils, oil pastels, chalk pastels, images, templates
- Must Haves - Ruler, erasers, scissors, Xacto knife, compass
“I discovered the presence of an apparently universal symbol of a similar type – the mandala symbol. To make sure of my case, I spent more than a decade amassing additional data, before announcing my discovery for the first time. The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies thewholeness of the self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man.” (Jung, p. 334)