Jungian African Bush Experience: May 7-11, 2020

Jungian African Bush Experience: May 7-11, 2020

May 7 – 11, 2020

Authentic African Bush experience!

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The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies in association with the Mario Schiess family brings you an authentic African bush experience!

Experience the real magic of Africa at Umlani Bushcamp. This award-winning, beautifully designed eco lodge is off the grid and beaten tourist track, offering intimate and thrilling wildlife encounters, hearty local cuisine and a chance to reconnect with nature in one of Africa’s world-renowned, unspoiled wilderness reserves in the greater Kruger area on the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.

This four-day experience will immerse you in the African Bush. The workshops and discussions will explore your relationship to the two million year old ancestor, your dream landscape, waking consciousness and the paradox of extinction and survival.

“Dreaming is not a narcissistic event, but a hundred and forty thousand year old survival function in all mammals. As the analyst Anthony Stevens wrote, in The Two Million year old self, “We should regard dreams as an endangered species… they represent our primordial habitat, our last wilderness, and we must protect them with as much fervour as the rain forests, the ozone layer, the elephant, and the whale.”

Who is this course for?

– Psychotherapists
– Mental health professionals
– World and life learners
– Eco warriors
– Those interested in a conscious African experience

*No prior experience or knowledge required!

Itinerary Highlights

  • Premium bush experience in unspoilt environment
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Daily game drives
  • Bush walks with a guide
  • Treehouse viewing overlooking waterhole
  • Visiting an ancient smelter

Topics that will be explored.

  • Dreams
  • Consciousness
  • Indigenous ancestor
  • Symbolism
  • Archetypes of survival and extinction
  • Please note this course is not accredited.

Cost and registration information

The cost of this unique opportunity is $ 2,150.00 per single room for the four nights or $ 1,950.00 per person sharing a room for four nights. A deposit of $ 500.00 is required to reserve your seat. The balance must be paid 30 days before the course date.

Dates: May 7 – 11, 2020 (postponed until global health crisis is under control)

Please note space is limited to 10 delegates per course. Reserve your seat now! Follow the link below to pay a reservation deposit of $ 500.

Space on this unique and immersive experience is limited and will be offered strictly on a first come first serve basis. Should you want to join in the future, please complete the form below and we will contact you when new dates are set.

  • Please provide the dates you are booking for.

Included in the package

Transfer to and from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit
Breakfast, lunch and dinner
All beverages and drinks
Daily game drives
Bush walks
Treehouse experience
All workshops

Please note: Travel from your country of origin and transfer to Hoedspruit is not included in the fee. Your travel agent must arrange flights to Johannesburg and a connecting flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit.

The Experience

May 7 Day 1:

  • Check in arrival from 2pm. (transfers from Hoedspruit will be arranged).
  • Optional Game drive with sundowners 4pm
  • Dinner and welcome 7pm

May 8 Day 2:

  • Optional game drive 5:50am
  • Breakfast 9am
  • Dream workshop
  • Lecture
  • Lunch 2pm
  • Siesta
  • Game drive with sundowners 3:30pm
  • Dinner 7pm
  • Discussion with Q&A

May 9 Day 3:

  • Dream circle 5:30
  • Optional Game Drive
  • Breakfast 9am
  • Lecture and discussion on two million year old Self
  • Game walk
  • Workshop
  • Lunch 2pm
  • Siesta
  • Optional Game drive with sundowners 3:30pm
  • Dinner 7pm
  • Discussion with Q&A

May 10 Day 4

  • Dream Circle
  • Breakfast
  • Lecture and discussion extinction complex
  • Game walk 7am
  • Workshop
  • Lunch 2pm
  • Siesta
  • Optional Game drive 5:30pm
  • Dinner 7pm
  • Discussion

May 11 Day 5:

  • Optional Game Drive
  • Breakfast
  • Course wrap-up
  • Departure from 12pm

The Organisers

This African experience is brought to you by The Centre for Applied Jungian Studies and the Schiess family who owns Umlani Bush Lodge.

The course will be facilitated by Anja van Kralingen, the Director of the Centre for Applied Jungian Studies and Max Machanik, a facilitator at the Centre. Anja has an MSc in Spirituality, Consciousness and Transpersonal psychology. She started the Centre eight years ago with her partner Stephen Farah who holds a MA in Jungian and Post Jungian Studies. The Centre’s approach is teaching Jungian psychology as an applied methodology for ongoing personal transformation through a variety of online and real world offerings.

Max Machanik‘s initiation into Carl Jung’s work began in his late teens when he incubated aspirations to philosophy and in particular psychoanalysis. At the time he was not academically inclined as he was an aspiring artist. He read books on Jung and the more accessible reads like MDR, Man and his Symbols, Eric Fromm’s exposition of Freud, The interpretation of dream, Aion Collected Works Volume 9ii and the list unfolded from there. In 2012 he was introduced to the Centre for Applied Jungian studies as a return to study Jung’s work through the lens of Stephen Farah and Anja van Kralingen and went on to complete several academic and real world courses offered by the centre. He is enrolled as a facilitator and mentor at the centre in 2015 and facilitates various other courses held at the Centre in Bryanston Johannesburg.

His love for the South African bush veldt was initiated by his late father and his equal passion for it. They spent many family holidays in various wild life parks, the Kruger National park most frequently. This passion and love of our wild environs was finally honed in his mid twenties when he was selected by Sabi Sabi game reserve to participate in a rangers course and qualify as a conservation and biodiversity game ranger. He did not pursued this as a career however, but he frequents South Africa’s unique wildlife parks, most frequently the Kruger National Park. These trips often involve overseas family and friends that he drives and uncovers the huge variety of fauna and flora found in our highly biodiverse bush veldt.

Micaela Cormack, the Camp Manager at Umlani was brought up in a Jungian family. Her late father, Mario Schiess, a Play Write and Director by passion, Quantity Surveyor by profession, and Jungian (self made) scholar for most of his life, made sure that Dream Interpretation, analysis, myths, dinner time discussions and spirited debates always revolved around Jungian meaning, rationale and ideology in their household.

The Bush – another all too familiar happy place – during her upbringing, holidays meant going to their family property, in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Since she was a tiny tot, before Umlani had its name or position -she was spoiled with the richness of the bush and fell in love. The opportunity to host Jungian groups in this magnificent bush and carry on her father’s legacy has been a lifelong goal. It is journey many highly acclaimed Jungians have done, in this same camp, with her parents in past years, when her father was still the Chairman of the Jungian Institute in SA.

Ian Player used to have his Wilderness Leadership School scholars in the bush – and grown men, powerful in business, would often break down in tears after feeling something they had never felt before – Nature, the two million year old Self, the setting and the right people of like mindedness – its a once in a lifetime chance to feel something incredible, and get to be a part of that!


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