Dances with Psyche: Reaching Out to Mystery, Opening to Fullness
An evening workshop on living and working with the depths of psyche and soul.
Thursday, October 27, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM at The Temenos Center for Jungian and Archetypal Studies
The psyche is a mysterious process informing and driven by the deeper currents of our longing for meaning, healing, harmony, unity. Modern living, in many ways, makes it difficult to fulfil these universal longings. We do know how though—the answers to our questions and the fulfilment of our longings lie in the depths of the ancient and archetypal psyche, the soul. We need only to take time to remember—this workshop aims to open up a space where we can do this.
Reaching out to the mystery of the full psyche honors and acknowledges it in ourselves, in others, and in the world. This invites us to open to the fullness of life in an ongoing dialogue with Psyche. This can show the way to discovering meaning and purpose, and bring healing or transformation into the world through our lives, work, and relationships.
In the first segment of the workshop, we will reach out to the mystery and explore together what it is we are even talking about—the structures and dynamics of the psyche, especially the personal and collective unconscious. What is it? How does it move and act? How is it experienced? What is it like in modernity to be alive in the midst of this ancient and mysterious process of being human?
In the second phase of this workshop we will be learning ways to open to fullness and more actively engage this dialogue with Psyche, such as through dream work, active imagination, mythology, the body, the natural world, and synchronicity. Through practical examples and exercises, we will then experience some of these different methods of listening to and inhabiting a symbolic life, of responding to and moving into harmony with Psyche.
***This is a free meetup but a voluntary $15.00 donation is greatly appreciated to help us offset our costs. There will be a donation basket at the meetup. Thank you in advance for your support!