The Diamond Heart

02may11:30 am11:30 amThe Diamond HeartJungian Psychology and the Christian Mystical Tradition

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Two towering figures thread their way through this new book: St. Teresa of Avila, the sixteenth 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.

Copies of the book will be available to buy on the night, or can be ordered through Amazon  or

Julienne McLean practices as a psychologist, Jungian analyst and training supervisor in north London, as well as being a spiritual director and retreat conductor. She has been in private practice for nearly 30 years. 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’.

This is an Open Meeting. Visitors are welcome. 


Sunday June 30, 2024, 11:30 am 11:30am - 11:30am(GMT+01:00)

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