Writing Toward Wholeness, Susan M. Tiberghien, Chiron Publications, 2018

Susan Tiberghien Nonfiction Prize, IWWG

Coming events:
--March 23-24, Inspired Writing Retreat at the Chateau de Bossey (Sat: Journaling to the Center, Sun: Reflecting Peace)
--April 13, Seeing Beauty with Words, workshop at the Geneva Press Club
--April 26-27, Through Darkness to Light in the Red Book, at the Jung Society of Washington DC, Fri: lecture, Sat: workshop
--May 7, The Alchemy of Writing, lecture, at the Jung Foundation of NYC
--May 10, The Alchemy of Writing, workshop, at the Jung Institute of Boston, MA
--May 11, The Alchemy of Writing, workshop, at the International Women's Writing Guild Retreat, Medford, MA
--June 28, The Zen of Writing, Paris Writers Workshop, lecture
--June 29, The Alchemy of Writing, American Library in Paris, workshop
June 12-19, Nonfiction Forays into the Dark, at the International Women's Writing Guild Summer Conference, Allentown, PA


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

Selected Works

Memoirs and Reference Titles
Tiberghien weaves together essays, poems, photographs and family recipes to write a love story that bridges the ocean. "A poetic memoir evoking a life fully lived and closely observed" Peter Meinke
A memoir of a 60 year love affair and almost that many years marriage, where the author relates and relives especially the good moments, encouraging the reader to do the same.
An innovative portable workshop to give readers a solid foundation for their writing careers and to lead them to a writing life.
Relates an experience that belongs to everyone – of tapping the depths of the unconscious.
A spiritual memoir and an introduction to the way of silent prayer.
Personal Essays