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The dark cloud of Covid hovers over us, along with the continuing climate change, the growing racial and cultural unrest, the assault on "truth". We look--and write--to find our way forward.
The workshops and lectures I gave last spring spoke to the challenges we face today: Writing through Darkness to Light, Rekindling the Soul, Imagining a New Tomorrow. I am grateful to the Jung Societies, 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.
Ahead I will be giving a workshop again on Zoom, Journaling Toward Oneness, in the series of the Sage Writers for the International Womn's Writing Guild, Sept. 18, 1:002:30 ET, www.iwwg.org
In October I will participate in the free online summit Jungian Psychology for a Soulful Life, with the Jung Platform, Oct. 7-10, at noon to 3:00 ET each day. Thomas Moore will give the keynote, Care of the Soul, Oct. 7 at 12:00 ET. My talk, Befriend the Soul through Journaling, will be Oct. 9 at 1:00 ET. https://jungplatform.com
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 will be released in October after the Summit. I continue to see journaling not only as the foundation of a writing life, but also as a way to appraoch the transcendent.
And most recently I have recorded a three hour course, Soulfulness: Listening to Soul, for the platform JungatPlay which will be available shortly, https://soulatplay.com. The whole notion of soulfulness delights, time to gaze at the stars, listen to Mozart, embrace a loved one.
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, An 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.
Here in Geneva, I continue to participate and teach at the Geneva Writers' Group, the international association of English language writers that I founded and directed for twenty-five years, www.gwg.org.
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 I look out at the trees, the lake. 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."