Program of Limassol/Moscow Jungian Conference 30-1 July 2018

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to take part in a conference in Cyprus, organized by the RSAP. The main guest of the conference will be Dr.Dale Mathers, an Jungian analyst from London with extensive experience in supervising in Russia and Eastern Europe. We encourage colleagues from Eastern European countries – who have much in common – to participate in an international supervisory group with Mathers to get acquainted and establish cooperation for future Jungian projects. Cyprus is a pearl of the Mediterranean, also offering great opportunities for summer holidays and informative excursions.

We welcome you to give lectures and workshops during our conference! Please send your proposals to

 The conference will be in Limassol, which features many tourist attractions. 

Conference Participation Fee: 250 Euro (June 30-July 1)

Tourist Program Fee: 300 Euro (July 2-4)

For information please contact Anna Konstantinova <> 


19th  International Conference of Moscow Association for Analytical Psychology

Mysteries of Aphrodite and Dionysus on Cyprus: Antique Wisdom and Modern Psychotherapy

Draft program JUNE 29 - JULY 1, 2018 (Cyprus-Moscow)

Friday, June 29, 2018 (Cyprus)


Arrival guests to Cyprus, transfer, hotels

For Cyprus students of MAAP: workshop on Russian 17:30 - 19:30

19:30 – 20:00

Opening of the Conference

20:00 -22:00

Supervision with Dale Mathers for international group of analysts



Saturday, June 30, 2018 (Cyprus/Moscow)

10:00 -10:30


   Registration of participants in Moscow


Lecture by Dale Mathers

Cyprus, (Kythera in Ancient Greek), was the birthplace of Aphrodite the Goddess of love. Together with Dionysus, the God of wine, intoxication and the theatre, these two Gods give us symbols for ecstatic experience – moments when life is lived beyond and outside of the everyday. This short talk will look at how these symbols may arise and be used within analytic work today.

Online broadcast from Cyprus

11:30- 12:30


Online broadcast from Cyprus   

Coffee break

13:00 – 14:30

Workshops in parallel

Workshops in parallel for Moscow participants



15:30 – 17:00

Workshops in parallel

Workshops in parallel for Moscow participants

17:10 – 18:00


Online broadcast from Cyprus

20:00 -22:00

 Supervision with Dale Mathers


Sunday, July 1, 2018 (Cyprus)

9:00- 13:30

Sightseeing for Cyprus guests (Amathus, Kourion, Sanctuary of Apollo, Sanctuary of Aphrodite, Petra tou Romiou, Kolossi Castle, Wine Museum), with cultural lectures by Andrew Lomonosov

For Cyprus students of MAAP: workshop on Russian 10:00 - 13:30


14:30- 16:00

Workshops in parallel

16:10- 17:00


17:00- 18:00

Closing ­­– Conference Party

20:00 -22:00

Supervision with Dale Mathers


SIGHTSEEING Program JULY 1 (9:00-13:30)

Kolossi Castle is a former Crusader stronghold 14 kilometers (9 miles) west of the city of Limassol. It held great strategic importance in the Middle Ages, and contained large facilities for the production of sugar from the local sugarcane, one of Cyprus’ main exports in the period. The original castle was possibly built in 1210 by the Frankish military, when the land of Kolossi was given by King Hugh I to the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Hospitallers), who began to make there famous dessert wine Commandaria.

Nearby is the Cyprus Wine Museum, where you can get acquainted with the 6000-year history of winemaking in Cyprus by tasting and buying the best local wine.

The acropolis of Kourion, located 13 kilometers west of Limassol, was built in the 12th century BC. Many impressive remains have been excavated and can be seen today, such as Greek-Roman amphitheater, stadium and mosaics. The earliest archaeological evidence indicates that the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates was established in the late 8th century BC, and was dedicated to “the God” apparently associated with Apollo. In the late 4th and early 3rd century BC, Classical Greek and Hellenistic architecture was introduced and the sanctuary was dedicated to Apollo Hylates. 

The ruins of Greek-Phoenician city Amathus, known since 1100 BC, was founded by the legendary first King of Cyprus, Cinyras, the former King of the city of Byblos in Lebanon, the son of Pathos and father of Adonis, founder of the cult of Aphrodite on the island. 

Sanctuary of Aphrodite at Kouklia village with ruins of the temple, was built in the 12th century BC.  Herodotus described rituals of sacred prostitution in this place. 

According to one legend, Petra tou Romiou (“Rock of the Roman”) is the site of the birth of the goddess Aphrodite, perhaps owing to the foaming waters around the rock fragments. For this reason, it is known as Aphrodite’s Rock. Gaia (Mother Earth) asked one of her sons, Cronus, to mutilate his father, Uranus (Sky). Cronus cut off Uranus’ testicles and threw them into the sea. A white foam appeared from which a maiden arose, the waves first taking her to Kythera and then bringing her to Cyprus. The maiden, named Aphrodite, went to the assembly of gods from Cyprus.



Tourist program after the Conference:

July 2: Walk on the sacred Mount Olympus (Troodos) on the natural trail of Artemis with a mini-lecture by Andrew Lomonosov, highlighting images of Zeus and Artemis in art. At the Kalidonia Waterfall, enjoy lunch in a mountain trout farm. Visit one of the most beautiful villages of the island Omodos. The monastery of the True Cross, where St. Helen in the 4th century left a piece of the cross and the rope which was tied to Jesus, as well as the relics of Apostle Phillip. In the village there is a famous bakery, cheese dairy and winery with a free tasting. In the evening, we invite you to Cinema Club, devoted to antique mythology.

July 3: The ancient capital of the island is Paphos. See the villas of Dionysus and Orpheus with mini-lectures by Andrew Lomonosov. Experience the early Christian catacombs of St. Solomonia and the column of Apostle Paul. Discover Neolithic village (6000 years BC) in the village Lempra, the Sea caves and the Akamas Nature Reserve. Visit Lara sea turtle nursery with a lovely sandy beach. Stop for lunch and wine-tasting in the winery. Take a walking tour of the Avakas gorge with river and endemic plants. Adonis Bath is an ancient place of pilgrimage.

July 4: Start at Aphrodite Bath, and visit the botanical garden. Next, we have a boat trip to the Akamas Nature Reserve, where you can swim in the beautiful Blue Lagoon and see the Roman ruins and unique landscapes of Fountain of Amarosa. Have lunch in Latsi port. Other attractions include the unique cave monastery of St. Neophyte and Thermal Spa Anargiri. Visit the mouflon and deer nursery, and walk on a beautiful mountain natural trail Arsinoe.