Body, Soul and The Imagination:

An introduction to the BodySoul Rhythms™ legacy of Marion Woodman

A Lecture by Ursula Carsen, RP, of Toronto


Friday, April 20
7:30-10:00 p.m.
The John Molson School of Business
1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)
Room MB3.210
Members $20, Non-Members $25
Students/Senior Members $15



                        Pablo Picasso:

                                    Girl Before a Mirror (1932)

Body work is soul work.
Imagination is the bridge between body and soul.

Marion Woodman


  1. This evening, Ursula Carsen will talk about Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman and her visionary contribution to the field of body-soul consciousness, healing and wholeness. With particular attention to core exercises, Ursula will speak about the role of dream, voice, mask, metaphor, movement and the imagination in the BodySoul Rhythms™ process of personal growth and deep change.
  2.      Taught by Marion Woodman through the initial Marion Woodman Foundation Leadership training twenty years ago, Ursula will share with us her experience from a place of participation as well as leadership. She will allow us a glimpse into the kind of transformation that can happen when we combine imaginal and body work in the analytical process.

Self, Mirror And Container: The Dance Of Three

An experiential Marion Woodman-based workshop

With Ursula Carsen of Toronto

Saturday, April 21
10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Montango Studio
5588A Sherbrooke St. W.
Members $60; Non-Members $70     
Students/Senior Members $40

“Symbol in the Body” is one of the core exercises of a BodySoul Rhythms Intensive, as envisioned and developed by Jungian analyst and author Marion Woodman and her team.

So is the “Dance of Three.”    

At this workshop, Ursula will lead us through a shared experience of the Dance of Three, as it would be taught during a weeklong BodySoul intensive. The Dance of Three is an interactive exploration of our role as “dancer” (conscious body), “mirror” (inner/outer reflection) and “container” (conscious witness)­–three crucial aspects of psychological growth and integration on the therapeutic journey.

Deep relaxation and inner-directed movement will be followed by intuitive art making, writing, personal process and group processing. You may want to bring your journal, a dream, and your preferred art material to the workshop. Please wear comfortable clothing.


Ursula Carsen, RP, is a Toronto-based Registered Psychotherapist and Body-Soul work instructor. Her education is rooted in the Psychodynamic and Jungian traditions of practicing psychotherapy. She has studied and worked in Canada, the U.S.A. and in Europe, and has co-led Body-Soul Intensives alongside Dr. Marion Woodman. Incorporating dreams, movement, voice, writing, intuitive art making and sound, her work’s emphasis is on embodied aliveness of consciousness.

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The Other Abrahamic Religion 

A four-part reading seminar


Thursdays: (April 5, 12) 19, 26
7:00–9:00 p.m.
The Argyle Institute
4150 rue Ste.-Catherine W. #328
(Metro Atwater)
$40 for the complete series
$12 per evening


April 19

        New Voices From the Islamic World:

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie


The Guardian has called Kamila Shamsie's latest novel "a contemporary reworking of Sophocles."
      The novel elicits such questions as:
Are our allegiances to nationhood, religion or ideology more important than our loyalties to those whom we love? In what way is this modern-day Antigone an extension of her parents? How can the protagonist's rebellion be viewed as a way of asserting herself?  

Munirah Amra has been a teacher, translator, theatre producer and director. At College International Marie de France, she taught and coordinated both the Theatre and English departments for over two decades. She has recently been leading classes at TMI.

April 26

All the World an Icon

Selections for discussion will be from All the World an Icon: Henry Corbin and the Angelic Function of Beings, one of five books on the French scholar of Islamic mysticism Henry Corbin and archetypal psychologist James Hillman by Thomas Cheetham. 

    Corbin’s life work championed the individual and the central place of the imagination in human experience.

    Cheetham is a fellow of the Temenos Academy of London, who teaches at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Harvey Shepherd is co-president of the Montreal Jung Society.