In the middle of our life, we often find ourselves in a place of dryness, a Dante-like dark wood where we have lost our way. What once nurtured us has lost its savor; the elements of life that we once found so enticing and fulfilling now seem empty and devoid of meaning. This is exactly the point, Carl Jung discovered, at which the life of the soul is ready to emerge. The second half of a full life, Jung found, is about opening to Mystery, reclaiming the Authentic Self and finding the place where we have the enthusiasm of a young child.
No figure embodies this midlife flourishing better than Hildegard of Bingen. She was given to a monastery at the age of 8 and spent her youth in silence and seclusion. At the age of 42, her spiritual life exploded. In the second half of her life she became a composer, author, medical healer, botanist, artist, abbess, a counselor to kings and a stern prophet to popes.
In this one-day workshop using the tools of Depth Psychology and stories of Jung and Hildegard, we'll explore practices that uncover our own depths and hidden vitality. Using music, art, poetry and somatic exercises, we will seek the path to our own greatest fulfillment, the place where, in Hildegard’s words, we are “green and juicy with the sap of life”.
10:30 am- 5:30 pm Saturday, September 20 with an additional optional evening labyrinth walk with live performances of Hildegarrd of Bingen's music at 7:30 pm
$150.00 includes catered lunch
Special offer for Depth Psychology Alliance Members: $25.00 off registration by September 1, OR bring a friend and take $50.00 off your tuition.
Mythologist Kayleen Asbo is the Artistic Director of the Mythica Foundation and has taught on the intersection of psychology, spirituality and the arts for UC Berkeley, Sonoma State University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Dominican University as well as guest presentations at Oxford University in England, Chartres Cathedral in France and the Assisi Institute in Italy. Read more about her at www.kayleenasbo.com