The Diamond Heart – Jungian Psychology and the Christian Mystical Tradition

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Association Of Jungian Analysts

02 May 2023

Time: 20:15 - 22:00

Price: £15

Location: online


Two towering figures thread their way through this new book: St. Teresa of Avila, the 16th-century Spanish Carmelite saint, writer and reformer, and C.G. Jung, the founder of modern depth psychology. Through sharing fifteen key papers, chapters and talks written over nearly twenty-five years, the author draws on their writings to focus on and explore the interface and relationship between the Christian mystical tradition and Jungian depth psychology.

During this fascinating, thought-provoking evening, author Julienne McLean will present and speak on the subject before inviting questions and comments from the audience to promote discussion.

Julienne practices as a psychologist, Jungian analyst and training supervisor in north London, as well as being a spiritual director and retreat conductor. She has had a lifelong involvement in the Christian contemplative tradition, with a particular interest in the relationship between modern depth psychology and theologia mystica. She has taught on The Jungian Analytic Training for Qualified Psychotherapists, organised by A.J.A. London, at St Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill, London and Sarum College, Salisbury, where she is a Visiting Scholar in Christian Spirituality. Since 2018, she has been involved with the Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality (, as a lecturer and accompanier on the Carmelite Spiritual Direction Formation Programme. She has published many papers and is the author of ‘Towards Mystical Union’ (St Pauls, 2003, 2013, 2017) a modern commentary on St Teresa’s classic text on prayer ‘The Interior Castle’.

Tickets are available direct from the Association of Jungian Analysts website and you are welcome to attend in person at their Delancey Street centre in the heart of Camden, London NW1, or online.

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