“Our inherent natures and the individual circumstances of our childhood put us in touch with particular archetypal patterns; these are the tapestries within which our lives are woven. Knowing who we are, celebrating who we are, is individuating the archetype”
~ Marion Woodman
“The image by which the flesh lives is the ultimate ruling necessity. We are in service to the body of imagination, the bodies of our images. ~ James Hillman
“Images are life,” Jung said. For him the symbolic life was the only life worth living. During this weeklong Archetypal Memoir workshop in Paris, we will follow the images that are vibrantly alive in our souls into the essential stories of our lives and the larger story that has shaped who we are.
To follow the gypsy is to follow the soul’s deepest passions and promptings, led by instinct and intuition, imagination and desire. To follow the gypsy is to saunter and peregrinate, to turn around and circle back for a second look, to savour the moment with curious eyes as we track our own archetypal images and allow them to infuse and shape our stories. And then to express it all in writing.
Come and join us as we explore layers of memory and dreams, myth and fantasy. Through gentle body meditation, dreamwork, and active imagination, we will find the unique personal symbols and archetypal patterns at the heart of our existence. Class time will include discussion, writing, and optional sharing of work.
This program is open to anyone who has done a previous course, workshop, or retreat with Marlene. If you are interested in participating and do not meet this prerequisite, please contact Marlene to arrange an individual consultation hour ($150).