Greetings, thank you for visiting.
As we approach 2019, we have to look harder through the clouds of darkness to find pathways to restore justice and peace in our world. This is our wish for each other.
For writers there is some good news in that people are reading more, books are selling more, and independent bookstores are reviving. Hence my hope that you will check out my most recent book "Writing Toward Wholeness, Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung", published by Chiron Publications last spring. It is the fruit of 20 years of teaching, and brings together psychology, spirituality and the arts. Available at Amazon (reviews welcome!), Chiron Publications and Barnes and Noble.
I did my first online course this fall with the Jung Society of Washington, "Journaling to the Soul, Keeping Your Own Redbooks". Here is the link, www.jungmasterclass.com/p/journaling-to-the-soul . It is an hour and a half class about Jung, the soul, and the practice of journaling.
I am working on a revised edition of "Circling to the Center" and a new book about marriage, titled "Committing to Love" . And I continue to give workshops, wanting to shares my love of writing and what it has given me.
I will attach Newsletter #9. I try to send them two to three times a year.
To close this homepage, here are two short excerpts from "Writing Toward Wholeness".
"Jung advised Christiana Morgan in 1926 with these words: 'I should advise you to put it all down as beautifully as you can, in some beautifully bound book.... Then you can go to the book & turn over the pages & fro you it will be your church--your cathedral--the silent places of your spirit where you will find renewal...for in that book is your soul.'
These powerful words are Jung's words to us today. He urges us to direct our attention inward and to describe what we discover deep within ourselves. To put in writing the images that come to us, images from our memories, dreams, reflections.
Jung is advising us to keep a journal and to turn to it for solace and inspiration, for on its pages we will find traces of our soul. To address ourselves to the imaginative possibilities of our being and write it all down in our own red books. This is the first step in the journey to wholeness." p. 15
"Jung's journey was metaphorical.... As he wrote down his visions and copied them into the large Red Book, the book became his cathedral, the silent place of his spirit. This is what we wish to do with our own journal entries, to create our own cathedrals.
In so doing, we can imagine ourselves creating one vast cathedral for humanity. Millions of workers, millions of makers, building one universal cathedral. Whatever we uncover in our own forays into the unconscious, whatever images we bring alive, whatever metaphors we create, all of this contributes to humanity's journey to wholeness." p. 107