AT THE DOORWAY BETWEEN THE WORLDS
Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, All Souls Day….The Time when the Crack between the worlds is near, when the veils are thin…
There are a few places left open in the workshop Tom Elsner will be teaching in Tesuque, NM this November 6th to 8th, and I thought you might enjoy looking into his topic this year, which is different than last year.
Tom has won the Faye Lecturer award for 2016. This award is granted to an innovative Jungian Analyst of choice annually in which the Jung Center in Houston, (via the Mc Millan foundation fund) invites an analyst to present their stimulating lectures in Texas, and then they publish and circulate the work after the end of the seminars.
The material Tom will be giving in Texas, he will be working with in Tesuque in November in this seminar. Here is his description of some of the content. (He will use this material also to drop us into active imagination and writing exercises throughout the weekend, to make it participatory. )
From Tom: For the Tesuque Gathering, November 2015
In a late letter to David Cox Jung wrote that we are headed for universal genocide unless we can work out the way of salvation through symbolic death. Similarly, Martin Luther King wrote late in his life that America, for its very survival’s sake, must give birth to new values. Many of us feel today that we are in the collective throes of a huge shift in consciousness. What is the nature of that shift and how are we experiencing it personally and collectively? The motif of symbolic death and rebirth lies at the heart of alchemy and it also informs a large amount of Romantic poetry. Together we will track the archetypal experience of symbolic death from alchemy through poets such as Coleridge, Keats, Shelley and Blake and into Jung’s experiences in the Red Book and his alchemical collaborations with the Nobel Laureate quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli. We will explore the nature of the death and rebirth process in these traditions and what is it aiming at, namely, the unus mundus of the alchemists, a unified experience of psyche and matter, and the rebirth of collective values. The logged experiences of the alchemists, poets and depth psychologists can help us relate more deeply to own journey, both individually as a civilization.
COURTING the SUBTLE BODY
at the DOORWAY BETWEEN THE WORLDS
Celtic Myth and Active Imagination
Nov. 6-8, 2015: Part 1
Monika Wikman, Ph.D. and Thomas Elsner, J.D., M.A.
Inspired by the work of Jung, Yeats, and Coleridge, courting the subtle body through contemplation of Celtic myths, fairy tales, active imagination, dream work, and writing.
( April 29 to May 1st, 2016: part 2
Develops themes and deepens experiences of part 1 )
* The workshops are designed so you may attend both, or either of the two as a stand alone weekend
Time: Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm (lunch included; optional potluck dinner 6:30 to 8:30pm), Sunday 9:30am-1pm.
Location: 1536 Bishops Lodge Road, Tesuque, NM