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December 9 2023

Was Jung Woke? Exploring Systemic Supremacy Through Dreamwork

Dwight Turner

Although often criticised for some of his more sexist or racist views, the work of Carl Jung has a good deal to say about the world that we live in and how it shapes us. Recognising that we are as much formed by systems of patriarchy, white supremacy and capitalism, Jung understood that these externalised structures very much mould who we are from a very early age, creating aspects of the Shadow which need to be explored in any process of Individuation.

This morning's lecture will therefore look at just how supremacy sits within the psyche and the ways in which the internalised oppressor may hinder or silence us as we go about our day-to-day or week-to-week lives. It will also look at how in a process of individuation, only by facing that which has become internalised from said systems of supremacy can we then even attempt to divest ourselves of said structures in order to walk that long, lonely path towards individuation.

Dr Dwight Turner is a Course Leader on the Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Course at the University of Brighton, a PhD Supervisor at their Doctoral College, a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. His latest book Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy was released in February 2021 and is published by Routledge. An activist, writer and public speaker on issues of race, difference and intersectionality in counselling and psychotherapy, Dr Turner can be contacted via his website and can be followed on Twitter at @dturner300.

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General information

Since the early eighties, the C.G. Jung Public Lectures have played an important part in establishing and maintaining Bristol's reputation as an acknowledged centre of interest in Depth Psychology.

The monthly lectures are on current issues and topics broadly related to the field of analytical psychology and are given by a variety of professional and established speakers. They are open to everybody with an interest in depth psychology, the therapies, philosophy, religion, mythology, life and the arts.

The aim is to provide a friendly, informal space for Jung's ideas and philosophy to reach a wider public. There is time for refreshment, socialising, and networking after the lecture followed by participative discussion with the speaker in the round.


A reduced-price bookstall is sometimes provided by Bookmark, Bristol. Their website includes a good selection
of Jungian and Analytical Psychology titles (also at reduced prices)!
Tel: (0117) 9672928


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