Rekindling the Soul: Active Imagination, with Susan Tiberghian (online writing workshop)
We must be able to let things happen in the psyche. C.G. Jung
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein
Soul, both the world soul and human soul, calls out loudly to us today. In this workshop we will first explore how both soul and imagination were viewed over the centuries with excerpts from Plato, Ibn Arabi, Meister Eckhart, Henri Corbin, and C.G. Jung. It is Corbin who writes that the kingdom of the soul is an “interworld” between matter and spirit, and imagination is the mediator. We will look at how Jung developed the practice of active imagination during his years of confronting the unconscious (1913-1929), with excerpts from The Red Book. And we will do our own active imaginations: journaling, dialoguing with our images, drawing them in mandalas. Each active imagination bring us closer to the infinite. As the poet of the imagination, Rainer Maria Rilke, wrote, we will “Speak and bear witness.” (Ninth Elegy)
Friday, April 24, 2020, via Zoom conference
1 pm – 3:30pm (EST)
Susan Tiberghien, an American-born writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, is the author of four memoirs: Looking for Gold, Circling to the Center, Side by Side, Footsteps, and the popular writing book, One Year to a Writing Life. Her new book, Writing Toward Wholeness, Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung, was published by Chiron in 2018. For over twenty years Susan has been teaching creative writing at C.G. Jung Societies and Institutes, the International Women’s Writing Guild, and at writers’ centers and conferences, both in the US and in Europe. An active member of International PEN, she founded and directed the Geneva Writers’ Group (240 English-language writers) for twenty-five years: www.susantiberghien.com
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