Archetypal Autobiography and Memoir Intensive

Marlene Schiwy
August 7-10, 2012

"A person's work is nothing but a long journey to recover, through the detours of art, the two or three simple and great images which first gained access to their hearts."    Albert Camus

"Images are life," Jung claimed. In this workshop we will follow the images that resonate in our bodies and souls into the essential stories of our lives. We will explore layers of memory and dreams, myth and fantasy, to find the unique personal symbols and archetypal patterns at the heart of our existence. At the end of the workshop you will leave with a folder of writing, a deep appreciation of the symbols alive in your psyche, and an understanding of your own personal myth. No previous knowledge of Jung is necessary, but it's helpful to do some personal writing and make note of any remembered dreams in preparation. This workshop involves working with art, guided meditation, and work with dreams, as well as some gentle movement.

August 7-10, 2012, Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 am-3:30 pm.

How to Register:

Contact UBC Writing Centre at, look under Summer Institutes, or at 604-822-9564, For more information contact Marlene Schiwy at