Awakening Our Stories
April 6-9, 2020
“You’re going to feel like hell if you wake up someday and you never wrote the stuff that is tugging on the sleeves of your heart: your stories, memories, visions and songs — your truth, your version of things — in your own voice. That’s really all you have to offer us, and that’s also why you were born. “
– Anne Lamott
The events and experiences of our lives can become something more than just things that have happened to us. By awakening an inner author we will bring out the images, threads, themes, and living ideas that animate us. From this “authority” our stories can be told, flow into an anthology of what it means to be human, and even tap into the deeper currents of soul.
We will explore the value that our stories can have at this time in our lives and in the world and discover our most compelling events and images. We will use writing suggestions, expressive arts, movement, and other processes where you can find the tools that work best for you. There will be ample time for your work and our sharing.
Location: Bishop’s Ranch, Healdsburg, CA
Leaders: Faith Mason, Harry Henderson and Lisa Yount (Art Resource)
Cost: $600 plus $50.00 registration fee
Scholarships are available.
Register at https://guildsf.org/online-seminar-registration/
For more information, call Faith Mason 707-599-5962 or Harry Henderson 510-230-7255
Hold the Date
Integrity: The Human Side of Soul
June 13 – 21, 2020
A seminar by the Guild for Psychological Studies at Four Springs, California
Truth is the intent of soul and our lives are entangled in the desire of truth to become real. When soul grips us we have a choice: to respond to the call of integrity or not.
What difference does wrestling with the call of integrity make for us and for the world?
The invitation is to lay one’s totality on the line for the sake of truth, in order to find that you are not who you thought you were, but rather an embodiment of truth, blind-truth at first, seeking to be known and to become real. Staying true to truth is hazardous and dangerous, but it leads to profound transformation of us and our world.
By examining several human characters, biblical and historical, including such as Jacob’s wrestling with Esau, Job’s struggle with Yahweh, Francis Bacon’s stance against the cosmology of Medieval Christian Europe, and Carl Jung’s efforts to reframe the scientific rationality of late Modernity after the death of God, we will explore how integrity is where we are confronted by soul and where we in turn shape soul through the process of truth wrestling with truth.
More details about this seminar will come in early 2020.
For information about Four Springs Retreat Center, click here.