Hello and welcome to this month’s newsletter. So, what do e-books, audiobooks and the process of becoming an individual all have in common? The answer is individuation. The process of becoming who we truly are.
In Jungian psychology, individuation is considered an important life goal. It occurs differently for each person and generally takes place in the second half of life. Individuation is the process of realising one’s true personality, including discovering our life purpose or calling. Our vocation. It also means overcoming our personal challenges. For me recently, that’s been technology – especially as I converted Shadows of Sylvaheim into an audiobook.
Over the past few months, my Shadows of Sylvaheim written text (and ebook) has evolved into a recording and editing exercise with a very patient sound engineer at Spark 1 Studios, Maleny. In the process of converting it into an audiobook, I’ve had to narrate the story, organise and co-ordinate numerous people — including paid professional actors — to record live voices. I’ve downloaded audiofiles from dropbox so I could listen for imperfections, emailed and texted these changes, learned about different file formats and much more. It’s been a process of “becoming”…. And a very steep learning curve!
Using examples from Jung’s life, as well as my own, I will soon be presenting on a similar individuation journey, not about technology this time, but rather about my own life journey and the process of healing. I will describe my personal reflection methods, and the product of my vocation—the creation of Story Image Therapy (SIT®) based on Jung’s ideas and knowledge. This is also the subject of my soon-to-be released second book, The Rise of Jung in Me.
I will be presenting on my individuation journey at The Jung Society in Brisbane on Thursday, April 6th 2023,
7.30 – 9.30pm,
St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall,
455 Main St, Kangaroo Point, Q 4169
Members & Concession $10; Non-members $15
Everyone is welcome
If you’re interested in knowing more about what’s on offer at the Queensland Jung Society, the link to their latest newsletter is: https://jungqld.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Newsletter-Feb-Jun-2023-A5-online.pdf