In this Maskmaking Intensive, we will begin the work of healing the feminine split within a woman’s psyche where the unexpressed anger, rage, sadness and grief that have not been faced lie dormant and wreak havoc on ourselves and those around us. The myth of Athena and Medusa will animate this dynamic in our psyches while the work of Carl Jung and Marion Woodman will provide a framework of understanding as we set out on our journey.
This maskmaking process evolves over two sessions, several months apart. Each workshop runs from Wednesday evening to Sunday at noon. By the end of the first session, participants will leave with a blank mask and a foundational understanding of healing the mind/body split. By the end of the second session, participants will leave with a completed mask and a deep appreciation of the inner allies and worthy adversaries that have accompanied us on the journey into the inner landscape of descent necessary to return with the treasure, our lost soul parts. The time between sessions allows the participant to ease into the work at a slower pace and practice containment.
During the workshop, mornings will be spent in exploration and discussion of the mythology and the dreams that come out of our work together. Afternoons will be devoted to consciously working with the energies through body and voice work followed by journaling and creative process time. The maskmaking process will fill our evenings.
This workshop is designed to allow the healing of heart, body, and soul and to begin the integration of lost or undeveloped soul parts. It is a chance to deeply experience the BodySoul work of Marion Woodman (Jungian Analyst); Mary Hamilton (Body Work); and Ann Skinner (Voice Work), and to integrate this work with facilitated creative process.
This series will have a maximum of 15 participants to allow for depth and intimacy.
Prerequisite: One “Introduction to BodySoul” workshop on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 9 am-5 pm or attendance at another BodySoul workshop. Details will be provided once accepted.
Maskmaking Series will be held over two 4-day sessions:
Session 1: October 21, 6 pm Wednesday – October 25, 2020, 12 pm Sunday
Session 2: March 24, 6 pm Wednesday – March 28, 2021, 12 pm Sunday