Saturday 8.9 from 10:30am to 5:30pm at New Arkadia: ‘Images and Symbols’, a seminar with Maggie Baron and Sonu Shamdansani

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are kindly invited to “Images and Symbols”, a seminar with Maggie Baron and Sonu Shamdansani on Saturday 8.9 from 10:30am to 5:30pm at New Arkadia (at the corner of Dagmarinkatu 5 and Nervanderinkatu 11).

One of C.G. Jung’s most important contributions to the understanding of the psyche is the exploration of its symbolic activity. In dreams, fantasies, playing, symptoms, the psyche shows an incessant production of symbols and the same happens on a collective level with religions, myths, fairy tales, literature and art in general. Symbols apparently are the catalyst of psychic transformation.

Please read the programme further below.

If you wish to attend the seminar, please, send an email to for pre-booking before 20.06.2012. If the requested number of participants is reached, you will receive a confirmation email and the banking data for paying the fee.

The fee of the seminar is 80 euros.


Warm regards,




Presentation – Giorgio Tricarico Psychologist, psychotherapist, Jungian analyst, member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP)

11.00 Sandplay, a Kalffian orientation – Maggie Baron A brief introduction to Dora Kalff’s Sandplay therapy method will be offered, through the presentation of some case material as well. Maggie Baron is founding member of the British and Irish Sandplay Society based in London and member on Board of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy (ISST). Her private practice in London is focused on adult Sandplay


C.G. Jung: a Biography in books – Sonu Shamdasani Jung gave a new understanding to the concept of world literature: the history of human thought lies in the soul. Passed on from generation to generation, it is always ready to re-emerge.

This seminar will explore Jung’s intellectual biography, by tracing his pivotal encounters with books.

Commencing with his study of the classics of Western literature, we will explore how he tried to transform the understanding of mythology and religion through psychology.

We will then follow Jung’s literary experiment in “The Red Book”, exploring how the literary sources he drew upon informed his fantasies and how, in reflecting upon them, he distilled ideas which led to a new psychology, through which he sought to illumine the history of human thought.

We will then look at Jung’s alchemical notebooks, how he came to understand the symbolic meaning of alchemy as self-development.

Sonu Shamdansani is Philemon Professor of C.G. Jung History at the Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines at University College, London. He is the author of numerous books on C.G. Jung (most recent: “C. G. Jung: A Biography in Books”, Norton & Co.) and the editor of Jung’s “The Red Book – Liber Novus”, Norton & Co.