Published October 2, 2013
Tags: creativity, webinar
The Assisi Institute presents a teleseminar “Patterns of the Creative Psyche” on Thursday evenings, October 3, 10, and 17, 2013 from 8–9pm EST. Specifically, the topics to be explored are:
October 3rd, 2013
Expressions of “The Wounded Healer Archetype” in the Creative Unconscious
October 10th, 2013
The Exile and Ecstasy of the Creative Psyche:
Exploring the Creative Tension Inherent within the Artist
October 17th, 2013
Bearing the Shadow, Bringing the Light:
Mary Magdalene and the Arts
Cost is $49 for the series or $20 per seminar. Go to the website to register.
Please check the Events page for information on two workshops by Senior Jungian Analyst Mary Wells Barron in Rogers, Arkansas, on November 8-9, 2013.
Published September 4, 2013
At our first meeting of NWA Friends of Jung last night, we were deep in discussion about this year’s topic: Creativity. At one point there was a flurry of activity on one side of the room when Lois lost a microscopic screw out of her glasses and a lens fell out. The group discussion continued on while Lois worried how she would drive home. I noticed at some point that Jim had left the room and I assumed he had to take a phone call or needed a break. When he returned he had Lois’s glasses, all in one piece. He had gone to his car hoping to find something to use as a temporary fix and found a staple, which worked perfectly. Creativity as we speak!
Published January 15, 2013
As a follow-up to the previous post on Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk, I saw this on author Anne Lamott’s Facebook page, also speaking about our relationship to creativity and our obligation to it.
“. . . Anyway, Onward and Upward. I have a new piece to work on. It stopped by the other day, and tugged on my sleeve. Luckily, I had a pen on me. I began to scribble ideas and glimpses down. I always try to act like a story’s law clerk—do the research, scribble down possible structures, take dictation, and in general be its go-fer; be at its beck and call. I have two really god-awful paragraphs so far, that are earnest AND incoherent, way too detailed and ironic, trying too hard to be funny and erudite…to which I say HOORAY. Back in the saddle!”
In my ruminations on the discussion [on James Hillman and active imagination] I remembered a TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, a writer. It’s about 20 minutes long. In the first seven minutes she’s giving some background to what she wants to offer. Then she talks about the daimon, and she gives some fascinating examples of other writers’ experiences. In light of our discussion, what she’s talking about can apply to much, much more than writing.
Northwest Arkansas’s Center for Psychology will host Boulder analyst Linda Schierse Leonard for a 2-day seminar titled “The Call to Create” on June 29–30, 2012. For more information, check out the Events page. You can watch an interview with Dr. Leonard here.