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Posted July 24th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
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a new dawn is upon you. take yourself into it. be beckoned. be born into moments afresh. send spells of glory with your mouth. listen for your breath. and love, love, always love.
sometimes we think we are not enough. our words are not enough. our actions are not enough. our skills our intellect…
Posted July 17th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Like everything in nature, I express myself because I have to. This phenomenon is essentially universal and our unique self-expressions communicate our unique needs and purpose. An owl has galactic eyes because it requires navigating dark space. A butterfly has fragile wings so as to ride the day's subtle breezes. An alligator's skin is thick…
Posted July 7th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Often we need to consult a second set of eyes and ears in order to catch all that is happening. Therapists especially require periods of reflection in order to keep perspective of a larger picture. A client’s story, history or current crisis can take on a kind of gravity, pulling awareness down until it becomes…
Posted June 23rd, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
The following images and words arose out of this spring's Archetypal Psychology course. The students move into dialogue with their soul and its language of image. My heart swelled tenfold as I witnessed these students share themselves...may you be touched as well.
"The experience of this class has been a letting go of…
Posted June 16th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
And suddenly you realize that each moment is attached with the same force of seeds on a dandelion and that they are destined to depart. Your life is a mandala of moving parts. Wet water-colored memories bleed as you blow on them and the seeds spatter and scatter in the wind. Those seeds set by…
Posted June 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
When I started looking around for the right master’s program that would feed my spiritual side and not be like the typical programs at large universities, I asked three counselors that I happened to know. They all independently stated “Southwestern College”. One was a recent graduate and the other two attended the transformational healing conference…
Posted May 30th, 2014 by & filed under Counseling at SWC, Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing, Featured.
3 Anecdotes from Carol Parker about what makes SWC/New Earth's Counseling program unique...…
Posted May 30th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
I am a stag: of seven tines,
I am a flood: across a plain,
I am a wind: on a deep lake,
I am a tear: the sun lets fall,
I am a hawk: above the cliff,
I am a thorn: beneath the nail,
I am a wonder: among…
Posted May 21st, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
As therapists we often have to make clear where our boundaries exist without hurting or confusing those who approach them. This does not have to be complicated and, in fact, can be an opportunity to display love, even elegance. By reflecting how we love ourselves we reveal the lightness of love to others. By stating…
Posted May 19th, 2014 by & filed under Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
According to the Original Agreement People could become Plants But only if they kept the rituals That were set up in those days.
I found out about this One spring day in Iowa.
A man I knew was planting squash and onions, And he turned into a plant.
I saw it happen.
Recently, my husband…
Posted May 12th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Defining Archetypal Psychology is archetypal psychology. It is an ongoing investigation and inquiry between the primordial and the present. Our attempts to define something require the use of symbols and words, universal structures, mental constructs and a myriad of archetypal aspects in order to make meaning. We can follow common threads throughout culture’s lineage and…
Posted May 9th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
I keep trying to grasp what it means to be but all I can see comes and goes too quickly. When I try and define something archetypally ten thousand patterns sprawl out before me. Each time I go to organize my thoughts I find myself further from the point. Oops – there it goes again.…
Posted April 30th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Animating your intellect is another way of describing active imagination. For some this description is preferable and yet it is essentially the same transcendent function. The intellect is keen on observation but perhaps less on aesthetic. Bringing in the creative aspect as well as personalized stylization can make our ideas truly come to life in…
Posted April 25th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Revolutionary is the archetypal eye for it sees with its ancient aperture yet looks out with visionary intensity. I see you for what you are – not separate from my sight, for your projection enters me, thereby becoming part of me. I take you in as light. I take you in as light. All eyes…
Posted April 19th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
What is most tender in your life? What are those frail and ephemeral things fluttering about your day that only you can see? Do you protect these pieces and parcels from the harsh winds? Do they come and go, hide from you, flicker in and out of view? I know what I know yet it’s…
Posted April 14th, 2014 by & filed under Top News.
In the lime light of this leaf’s life, there existed a certain twirling device. One clever, clutching thing was able to spin it, not once but twice. So how do we take what comes to us unraveled and turn it tight - bring it into focus, channel the light? This skill requires…
Posted April 4th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
The soul hears past the loud and obnoxious. It knows there is little substance in clamor. It does not detour just to stumble drunkenly down the stairs for there is little down there. Nor does it crawl over others to be at the top of the stairs for there is little there too.…
Posted March 26th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Think of an archetype as a type of arch. If an arch is a structure that spans a space and supports structure and weight below it (thank you Wikipedia), than archetypes could be said to span the space between one's imagination and one;s reality while supporting the network of constructs that make…
Posted March 20th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Archetypal art therapy is about taking an image and not simply observing it haphazardly, but rather, walking directly inside of it so that we might experience its totality. Archetypal therapists know that an image is alive and that its presence is an offering. For this reason we must enter its domain and…
Posted March 13th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
If I may mount my high horse for a moment I might have something important to say. And it’s quite fitting that I be way up here and you down there because it’s true what they say – it’s all about the view. Up here I can say things like ‘stay positive’,…
Posted March 7th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
To consider is to be amongst the stars, according to the Latin roots of the word and so we arrive here in order to dwell with the bright and dim possibilities of what’s to come of the captured few. A luxurious looking-around is long overdue. And to imagine each stimulating spark of…
Posted March 3rd, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking.
Dip your toes and take a breath for you have begun the brisk emergence of beginning. Do not freeze, do not melt, but be somewhere in between - in - between. I wondered once what it would be like to stand before a mirror made of oracles, as the cascades of clairvoyance…
Posted February 27th, 2014 by & filed under Archetypally Speaking, Top News, Featured.
Heather Wulfers is especially interested in Archetypal Art Therapy. Here is her first post in what will become a regular blog, called Archetypally Speaking...…
Posted February 11th, 2014 by & filed under Vision Quests & Earth Based Healing.
Native shamaness Ohki Siminé Forest offers a weekend intensive - Wisdom Owl for Global Awakening: the 7 Mirrors of Western Culture
May 2 @ 6:00 pm - May 4 @ 6:00 pm
$429 / 20 CECs
Opening ourselves and midwifing others in opening to true transformation is at the core of all “helping professions”…