Before you go further, please be sure you are applying for membership with YOUR REAL NAME, FIRST AND LAST, or if you are signing up as an organization, publisher, or project, list the organization name here; then list the name of the contact person in the next question.
Shamanic Arts Center
Which of the following best describes your proposed membership status? If you are signing up with your first and last name, please choose "Individual." Please do NOT choose one of the other options unless you are creating a profile page with a business or organization name
What are your main areas of interest?
Jungian Psychology, Archetypal Psychology, Art or Art Therapy, Dreamwork, Shamanism
If you are signing up as an Individual Member, do you have a degree in Depth Psychology?
M.A., Other type of Psychology
If so, from what institution?
I hold an MA in counseling from Adams State in western Colorado
Are you a licensed or clinical therapist?
formerly Colorado licensed professional counselor - now retired.
Please share a little about yourself by way of introduction. What draws you to Depth Psychology and what are you looking for from this community?
I am the founding director of the Shamanic Arts Center in Hotchkiss, Colorado. The Shamanic Arts Center in Hotchkiss, Colorado is a training center and media hub for shamanic artists, wisdom teachers and traveling shamans. The mission of the Center is to provide sacred space, promotion & support to shamanic artists and practitioners who are presenting ceremonies, programs, & retreats that foster human health and connection to our beloved Pachamama – Grandmother Earth and all the beings who live here.
Do you belong to any other online Psychology-related communities or orgs? If so, which?
Society for Shamanic Practice
What is your WEB SITE (IF you would like to promote it)?
Your Seekers Journey is greatly needed. Thanks for becoming part of the Alliance and I hope your membership will bring members to your course. I believe you will find much to your interest as you browse the many blogs, forums, and groups. I look forward to your posts.
Hi Julia. Welcome to the Alliance. It's great to have you here. Your course The Seeker's Journey looks wonderful. Its so good to see people like you doing this kind of work in the world. I look forward to hearing more.
Meanwhile, once you have a chance to explore the online community a bit, I think you'll connect in with a dynamic group of likeminded people who are all fascinated by the field of depth psychology. While there are many Jungian analysts and clinical psychologists here, our members come from many walks of life--artists, writers, doctors, healing professionals, counselors, students, business people, etc--so there is much cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience here to be shared.
On that note, there are many opportunities to engage as you browse the site. Some simple ideas to get your feet wet are to introduce yourself in the forum; asking a question, or responding to someone else's post; or sharing a link to an article or web site you like.
You may want to consider joining the online book club if you haven’t already—There's a new author each month, and you can jump in at anytime and participate at whatever level you wish. Even if you don't have the book for this month, it's all done via writing in an open forum, so you can read all the comments that have gone on so far and get a feel for what's happening.
In February, we are featuring a wonderful new book from Jungian Analyst Erel Shalit," The Cycle of Life", as well as a special online study group on Astrology with longtime astrologer Kathleen Burt. Kathleen is also offering a teleseminar on February 29. March will bring a new book from Dr. Michael Conforti, a specialist in archetypes and new sciences, "Field, Form, And Fate".
In case you need detailed help getting started and navigating the site, you can use the following link--and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions at all! I look forward to seeing you around the community~Bonnie Bright, Founder