Dear Seattle Jungians,
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, is teaching a class for helping professionals, "The Mysterium: Psychology...in the Truest Sense of the Word" this summer in Colorado on June 5 - 10.
I learned from Dr. Estés's event organizer there are still some spaces and I wanted to share this opportunity with our Seattle Jungian Community. I was at this event last year and it was beyond phenomenal.
You may be familiar with Dr. Estés is an author, poet, activist, senior Jungian Analyst, and great soul. Her books include "Women Who Run With the Wolves" and "Untie the Strong Woman," plus 20 audio books through Sounds True Recordings. See the full listing here: http://www.soundstrue.com/authors/Clarissa_Pinkola_Estes/
This is a rare opportunity to learn from a legendary teacher and I wholeheartedly recommend this event. I'll be there and I'm bringing four of my friends.
From the website for this event:
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés is an elder of psychology whose offerings have transformed and greatly enhanced our collective wisdom. In this one-of-a-kind training, she invites you to learn new and old methods for healing the psyche and spirit—in ways that fully embrace our innate giftedness, individual wisdom, and the treasure of our human imperfections.
The Mysterium: Psychology… in the Truest Sense of the Word is a rare opportunity to learn directly from this living resource as she offers core tools for expanding your daily practice—“For mending up the part of the world soul within your reach,” and for enriching your own life.
The psyche is like a lush and mysterious collection of gardens and wild fields. Though we cannot control all the weathers that nurture or batter us as we grow in the life-death-life cycles during “life in the field,” we can map and find treasure in the infinite complexity of the roots that twine beneath the fertile soil in the vast collective unconscious. Thus, by seeing “from the aerial view” as Dr. Estés coined the term, and “by also inquiring up close and ‘down to the bone’ we can tap into the rhizome, the force of energy at the center of the psyche that – as in the great trees and flowering and fruiting plants—remains glowing and alive even under the snowy ground.” We can learn the unique tools and powers to tend to our soul’s fullest flowerings and wildest twinings.
As teachers, therapists, healers, and helping professionals, we take the role of gardeners and tenders to the fields of the psyche, nurturing those who seek our guidance so they may thrive in any season of life … with heightened vision, intuition, creativity, love and insight. With The Mysterium: Psychology… in the Truest Sense of the Word, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés offers you a special training in the use of her invaluable insights and methods she has used for four decades to help others cultivate and nourish the fertile psyche deeply planted with all manner of amazing gifts and life stories.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
In this five-day intensive training, Dr. Estés will immerse you in analytical techniques that can be integrated into any form of healing—including developmental, depth, analytical, cognitive, behavioral psychology, and the expressive arts.
Drawn from depth psychology principles and enriched with Dr. Estés’ rich ethnic background of healing practices from her refugee and immigrant elders, plus her 40 years of experience as a psychoanalyst, poet, cantadora (keeper of the old stories), and keen explorer of visible and invisible aspects of life… her perceptions and time honored techniques give a map to The Mysterium.
As she sees it, The Mysterium is “a living paradigm in which biology, psyche, spirit, soul, heart and mind and body all have their own fertile ground, their own intertwined root system wherein one affects the other …with strong potential for each aspect separately and together to be nurtured into greater being, that is… to be burnt away into greater being, to be cleaned out and mended into greater being, to be loved by oneself into greater blossoming of consciousness and individuation… thereby becoming, as one gathers more years and keeps one’s heart, mind and hands to the work, ser humano, a venerable, humble, and fiercely full… what the old believers call, ‘a true human being.’” Through a variety of approaches including dialog, story and commentary, Q & A and practicums, we will explore:
• Shadow Work— Working with the aspects of the psyche
• Interpretation of Fairy Tales—How archetypes in fairy tales influence us psychologically
• Dream Analysis— The mirror of the psyche that reflects, guides and warns
“Psychology in the Truest Sense of the Word”— means to Dr. Estés’s understanding, this: Psyche: soul. Logos: knowledge of. Psychology: The knowledge of the true journey of the Soul.” Thus we gather over how to cultivate a larger viewpoint and develop a ‘far-farther’ understanding of the psyche that encompasses our relationships and family dynamics, the over-culture and its forces that influence us, the stories that resonate with us, and our individual ways through, down, and upward across more than one world.
Learn more about the June 5 - 10 event here: http://mavenproductions.com/index.php/events/mysterium/ and please feel free to pass this along to anyone whom you think will want to know.
You are also welcome to contact me if you have any questions about this.
Trainings and Seminars in Seattle, Portland, and on Maui