Imagine This!

    The Awesome Ingenuity of Active Imagination

A four-part reading seminar

  

Thursdays: April 6, 13, 20, 27                    
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Wesley United Church
5964 Ave. Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
$40 for the complete series
$12 per evening

 

  

 


For info and to obtain readings please call
(514) 481-8664

          


 
April 27
From Russia with Love
Michael Vannoy Adams became a Jungian analyst for love of the imagination. His journey back to this love followed a circuitous path through Marcuse, Brown, Freud, Melville, Jung, Raine, Blake and Hillman on to his own thought and practice.
      In one of three lectures Adams gave in Moscow in 2011 on active imagination and the mythical unconscious, he emphasized the “active” and interactive qualities of this method. 
      We will read two extraordinary transcripts of one woman’s active imaginations that allow us to feel as privileged as he does to be privy to the imagination of another.

      Patricia Coon is a member of the C. G. Jung Society of Montreal Planning Committee.

 

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Mother Earth, Sacred Earth

An All-Day Seminar


Saturday, April 29
10:00 a.m.-16:00 p.m.
The John Molson School of Business
Room MB 3.435
1450 rue Guy (Metro Guy/Concordia)
Members $70
Non-Members $90
Students/Senior Members $50

For info please call (514) 481-8664
 


      
 
10:15-11:00 a.m.
Despair & Empowerment:
Joanna Macy's "Work that Reconnects" as Eco-psychology Practice
 
How can psychotherapy practice address feelings clients carry about the state of the world?  The Work that Reconnects offers a creative, ritual-based approach to working with pain for our world in a group context. Drawing on deep ecology, systems theory and engaged Buddhism, this approach builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity to act for a just and sustainable world.
 
Rebekah Hart is a drama therapist and facilitator of Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects. She has offered workshops, community circles and mentorship in this Work for over fifteen years. Rebekah integrates somatic, creative, social justice and systems-based approaches in her work with individuals, groups, couples and families.
 
11:15-12:00 p.m.
Nature in Dreams, Myths and Fairy Tales
 
Rivers carry abandoned babies to safety. Heroes and heroines make long and arduous journeys. Sleeping Beauty slept for one hundred years in a castle, hidden behind thick vegetation. Rapunzel and her prince found each other after an ordeal through forest and wilderness. Wise and friendly animals are also encountered on the journey. In this presentation we will explore the role of nature in fairy tales and what it can teach us psychologically.
 
Artemis Papert is a Shiatsu practitioner and is in training to be a Jungian analyst.
 
1:15-2:00 p.m.
Protecting the Environment:
A Practical Approach
 
Many of us are so divorced from nature that we forget the impact of our everyday actions. We sometimes feel disconnected and struggle to find meaning through distraction and over-consumption, unable to recognize what is lacking in our lives.
This presentation will focus on practical steps that each of us can take to protect the environment. Participants will be offered a number of practical strategies to reduce their environmental impact. We will discuss ways in which residents can work together to reconnect to nature, to each other and to our communities.
 
Nikki Schiebel, B.Sc., MA. became interested in the environment after realizing just how wasteful the fashion industry can be. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology and then a master’s degree in Environmental Education.
She has been the coordinator of the Eco-Quartier NDG for the last ten years. Nikki finds that this work allows her to see firsthand the changes that people make in their lives to affect their environment in a positive way.
 
2:15-3:00 p.m.
Protecting Mother Earth
Ellen Gabriel is passionate about educating others about the impact of climate change on our world. She feels we need to “wake up and realize that business as usual is threatening the health and well-being not just of the planet but of all people,” and especially those who are marginalized.

Ellen Gabriel is a Mohawk human rights activist and artist. For the past 22 years she has worked diligently to sensitize the public, academics, policing authorities and politicians on the history, culture and identity of Indigenous peoples.
 
3:15-4:00 p.m.
Discussion with all four participants and
the audience.