Saturday 4th December 2021, 6pm (GMT)
Zoom Link to Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErf–trTovEtfZj0FcnAEzX5IQAT_Wd5pj
In this talk, Leah Larwood will discuss the land between dreams and poetry, and how these processes can support one another. She will talk about how poetry therapy and dream work combined can be a potentially powerful approach, and specifically, how turning a dream into a poem can be a compelling experience, too.
She’ll discuss the liminal dream states and how these spaces can be a treasure trove for exploring wellbeing and creativity. She’ll touch on her own experiences of time spent in ‘the belly of the whale’ and how working with dreams and writing poetry helped with the integration process.
We’ll also hear about how lucid dreaming can be a fertile ground for developing poetry and other creative projects, and how poetry can play an integral processing role in supporting emotionally charged nocturnal experiences such anxiety dreams, nightmares, and self-induced shadow lucid dreams.
What to bring: Bring a dream from recent times, or if you’re not currently recalling dreams, bring a dream from the past that has stayed with you. If time, we will do a short writing exercise using your dream for inspiration. (You will not be asked to share your dream or process, unless you would like to.)
Leah Larwood is a poet and writer based in Norfolk UK. By day she’s a hypnotherapist and a wellbeing writer for Red magazine, Breathe, Planet Mindful and Female First. She’s also currently studying to become a UKCP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist, a Certified Poetry Therapist (IFBPT) and a MBLC Mindfulness Teacher. By night, she works with dreams and has a particular interest in using shadow work integration within lucid dreams. She often uses her dreams to inspire and create her own poetry and has various poems published by Poetry Society, Mslexia, Poetry News and has been placed in various poetry competitions.
She runs various online workshops teaching people how to use lucid dreaming and other liminal dream states to support their wellbeing and creativity and also hosts a 6-week poetry therapy series ‘The Royal Road to Dreams’ which combines poetry therapy techniques with dream work: www.themoonlab.net
“The goal of life is not happiness but meaning.”
Chiron Publications is pleased to present The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey.
The Best of James Hollis: Wisdom for the Inner Journey is a collection of excerpts from the writings of James Hollis, PhD, Jungian psychotherapist and author. These selections, compiled by editor Logan Jones, span across his body of work from The Middle Passage (1993) to Prisms (2021) organized into different topics ranging from the psychological concepts of Carl Jung to the everyday tasks of our living and callings.
Hollis’s wisdom will challenge readers to find their own path, to be who they are called to be, to take the risks to trust their soul, and thus live a life worthy of their unique gifts. Hollis’s writings ask us to live a deeper and more authentic life.
Prisms: Reflections on the Journey We Call Life summarizes a lifetime of observing, engaging, and exploring why we are here, in service to what, and what life asks of us. These eleven essays, all written recently, examine how we understand ourselves, and often we have to reframe that understanding, the nature and gift of comedy, the imagination, desire, as well as our encounters with narcissism, and aging.
Hollis, a Jungian Analyst in Washington, D.C., explores the roadblocks we encounter and our on-going challenge to live our brief journey with as much courage, insight, and resolve as we can bring to the table.
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Paperback Original Price $27.00
Barbara Child put her heart and soul into a letter to her partner, Alan Morris, while he was at the cottage they shared in Florida and she was away at school in California. He was a Vietnam War veteran, and she was taking a seminary course on war—in particular, the Vietnam War. A little more than two years later, the war finally took its toll on Alan. He put a Colt .45 to his head and pulled the trigger.
That letter led to one thing, then another. Eventually, Barbara began analysis with a
Now Available! Paperback and ebook Version of The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz Volume 2
Von Franz’s prodigious knowledge of fairytales from around the world demonstrates that the fairytale draws its root moisture from the collective realm. This volume continues where Volume 1 left off as von Franz describes the fairytale, “suspended between the divine and the secular worlds (…) creating a mysterious and pregnant tension that requires extreme power to withstand.” The resistance of the great mother against the hero and his humble origins, as well as the hero freeing the anima figure from the clutches of the unconscious are universal archetypal patterns. The spoils retrieved by the hero symbolize new levels of consciousness wrested from the unconscious.
The Collected Works of Marie-Louise von Franz – Volume 1 is now available on Google Play in Ebook format.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. Bluebeard
- Chapter 2. The Pastor’s Wife
- Chapter 3. The Woman Who Became A Spider
- Chapter 4. Sedna
- Chapter 5. The Girl and the Skull
- Chapter 6. The Two Sisters
- Chapter 7. Mother Holle
- Chapter 8. Ingebjörg and the Good Stepmother
- Chapter 9. The Wages of the Stepdaughter and the House Daughter
- Chapter 10. Little Fatima with the Moon Forehead
- Chapter 11. Snowflake
- Chapter 12. Sleeping Beauty — Little Briar Rose
- Chapter 13. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
- Chapter 14. Rapunzel
- Chapter 15. Cinderella
- Chapter 16. The Magic Horse
- Chapter 17. Hans Wunderlich
- Chapter 18. Allerleirauh, All-Kinds-Of-Fur
- Chapter 19. The White Bride and the Black Bride
- Chapter 20. The Goose Girl
- Index of Authors
- Index of Fairytales
How deep can a friendship go?
Jill Mellick explores the grace, challenges, and gifts of an unexpected, instantly deep friendship with Marion Woodman. She documents with letters, calls, journals, memories, and photographs.
Timeless moments—singing, dancing, opening arms to storms, holding public events or retreats by the Pacific and on an island in Georgian Bay, home stays, creating words and music together—unfold. Across decades, they exchange letters about external and internal journeys. Their friendship and love endure, together, apart, through harrowing, life-threatening illnesses each; Mellick even secures Woodman a second opinion, which saves her life.
Riotous tales of travels gone right and wrong over home dinners. Laughter, love, and insatiability for natural beauty and bodies of water. Silent hair brushing rituals juxtapose with honorary doctorates. Loving poetry and dogs equally, with a dog as muse they craft Emily Dickinson and the Demon Lover and Coming Home to Myself.
The friendship deepens, strengthens—in a perfumed courtyard in Palo Alto under a night sky, on a balcony over Georgian Bay, on separate continents at the turn of the millennium, through illnesses denying contact—even in a last poignant, joyful meeting.
“In this amazing epistolary memoir, Dr. Jill Mellick penetrates the heart, reason, and spirit of a female friendship. This is her tribute to a budding and then flourishing relationship with a soul mate and colleague, the renowned psychologist and author Marion Woodman. Mellick, herself a scholar, clinician, and artist, reveals the sinews of the bonds—aspirational among women—-between them that permit trust, understanding, tolerance, honesty, and love. In turn, each woman truly becomes her authentic self. This is a beautiful and beautifully written tribute to friendship.”
-Edith B. Gelles, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford. Her books include Portia: The World of Abigail Adams, The Letters of Abigail Levy Franks, 1733-1748, Abigail Adams: Letters (Ed.).
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