June 18: Party!

June 4: Bring your own Wisdom Toolbox.

May 21: Journaling: open discussion

May 7: Journaling: Bring information about Journaling practices—Progoff, The Artist’s Way, and others—for discussion of Journaling as a wisdom tool.

April 16: Open discussion on Active Imagination.

April 2: Virginia will lead an experiential session on Active Imagination. Please bring your journal, a notebook, or some paper and pencil.

March 19: Open discussion on varieties of Prayer.

March 5: Mary will lead a session on Prayer.

February 19: Open discussion on varieties of Meditation.

February 5: Guest Sidney Burris will speak on Meditation and Mindfulness from a Buddhist perspective.

January 15: Open discussion on James Hillman.

January 8: Fran will lead a session on James Hillman.

December 18: Holiday gathering/potluck snacks and drinks.

December 4: Enneagram II

November 20: Sheila will lead 2 sessions on the enneagram.

November 6: Dreamwork II: An open discussion of our personal experiences of dreamwork, through analysis, dream groups, workshops, etc.

October 16: Virginia will lead a session on Jung’s idea of wisdom via dreamwork.

October 2: Lois will lead a discussion about Sophia/Wisdom/Shekinah—accessing wisdom via the feminine.

September 18: Our topic for this coming year will be Know Thyself: The Wisdom Toolbox. For this session we’ll be discussing “What is Wisdom?” We’ll be coming up with a plan for further meetings that will involve discussions on various tools for inner work such as dreamwork, active imagination, free association, the enneagram, typology, meditation, creative expression, ritual, prayer, spiritual practice, mindfulness, retreat, soulcraft, journaling, and others.

September 4: Welcome back! In our first meeting we will discuss our theme for the year. Proposed ideas are:

Active imagination
Creativity—methods of creativity and how they relate to or work in individuation
Quiet, meditation—individuation and silence.

Bring any ideas you have and be prepared for a great discussion!

1 Response to “2012-2013”

  1. 1 Jane Purtle May 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

    On May 7, the group discussed journaling as a tool for wisdom and practices connected to journaling. Questions about why/how to preserve journals and protect privacy were raised.

    The rich history of journal keeping will give us more insight into the questions raised. The wisdom we can gain from journals left behind over hundreds of years is well worth considering. My first interest in journal keeping (as opposed to diaries, which I kept as a child) was when I read excerpts from John Woolman’s “Journal.” I was hooked and have never quit reading journals (from St. Augustine’s “Confessions” to May Sarton’s beautiful “literary journals.”) I cannot estimate how immeasurably all this journal reading has influenced my life. I have gleaned real wisdom and intimate understanding of the lives of people like Woolman, Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, and Etty Hillesum.

    Because I was open to journaling as a tool for understanding my own life, I found Progoff’s “Intensive Journal” helpful at critical times of personal transition.

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