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Our world is in turmoil, with violence and wars, growing climate change, racial and cultural unrest, and the assault on "truth". We look--and write--to find our way forward.
The workshops and lectures that I give speak to the challenges we face today: Through Darkness to Light, Rekindling the Soul, Journaling to Find Your Truth, Imagining a New Tomorrow. I am grateful to the Jung Societies, SoulAtPlay, the International Women's Writing Guild, and the Geneva Writers' Group for setting these in place. And grateful for the possibility to come together on the Zoom screen. I see these gatherings on the screen as mandalas of togetherness.
I now have recorded three courses at the Jung Society of Washington: Journaling to the Soul, Seeing Beauty with Words, and Through Darkness to Light. The courses are each an hour and half long. You may follow them as you wish, with written transcripts and a bulletin board for questions, https://jungmasterclass.com.
More recently I recorded my course Rekindling the Soul on the Jung Platform, https://jungplatform.com. A second course Journaling for a Soulful Life was recently released. I continue to see journaling not only as the foundation of a writing life, but also as a way to appraoch the transcendent.
Most recently I recorded a three hour course, Journaling to Find Your Truth, that will be released in January 2024 on the platform SoulAtPlay, https://soulatplay.com, where I recorded the course, Soulfulness: Listening to Soul. The whole notion of soulfulness delights, time to gaze at the stars, listen to Mozart, embrace a loved one. A new course, Journaling to Find Your Truth
This brings me to my two most recent books, the French edition of Writing Toward Wholeness, Lessons Inspired by C.G. Jung, titled Ecrire vers la plénitude, and Circling to the Center, Invitation to Silent Prayer, both published by Chiron Publications. The latter book is a 20th Anniversary Edition, with an Afterward which updates my spiritual journey, opening the confines of my own darkness and finding atonement in the "hidden wholeness"of creation.
The ground of this Jungian work is my writing. Both paths started in my fifties, after raising six children. My writing career has been nourished by my years of sharing and teaching at the International Women's Writing Guild, the Geneva Writers' Group, and at different Jungian Centers and Institutes.
I close with a passage -- the last paragraph -- from the Afterword of Circling to the Center, Invitation to Silent Prayer.
"Nourished by my prayer, my reading and writing, and the steadfast love of the dear man I married over sixty years ago and the family we created, I approach a growing wholeness. Each morning, I close the door of my small study. The space becomes a mandala. I sit in silent prayer. Sometimes there is the unresolved. Sometimes the spark flares. Each afternoon I open the door to the multi-layered world around me The circles multiply, the mandala expands. Sometimes I am lantern."