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Reality Tunnels

We all live in our reality tunnels. Michael Pollan suggests that if we were to enter the brain of another human being, we would think we were experiencing a psychedelic trip. Reality tunnels is a term that Timothy Leary coined,…

The Midnight Encounter of Aatish Taseer

                Aatish Taseer is a gifted travel writer.  My encounter with his work came in the form of a May 15, 2019 article in the New York Times Magazine, entitled “In Search of Ancient Morocco”.  The article is an evocative…

Staying with the AWE

I had no idea Marina would be doing a post on Deep Space and Awe, so this is an aha moment of synchronicity.   Scientists created this photo by taking a considerable risk of discovering nothing, yet they persevered into…

The Gift of Awe

I came across some writings of Rabbi Heschel in his book, I Asked For Wonder. In it he says, “What we cannot comprehend by analysis, we become aware of in Awe”. And later, “Forfeit your sense of awe, let your…

Approaching the Imaginal World

by writer, psychologist, and mythologist Dr. Sharon Blackie from her newsletter This Mythic Life image by Gina Litherland The imaginal world, the Otherworld. The mundus imaginalis, or mundus archetypalis. There are so many words and phrases to describe it, that place where the others live. The…

Working with Images for Creative Inquiry

photo by Lilian Bassman In recent sessions I have been working with images related to design, artwork, architecture and environments. In one example, the dreamer was in the process of creating a studio space. She wanted to explore images related…

Creating a Sacred Container

In a recent conversation with Pamela Holmes and Kat Taylor, we discussed the importance of creating a sacred container for the Embodied Imagination work that we are doing. In this work, we are contacting presences from unknown imaginal realms. Before…

Interoception

Noga Arikha is a historian of ideas and philosopher, the author of essays on mind, body, science and medicine, and of Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours (2007). She currently lives in Paris and is affiliated with Institut Jean…

Encountering Other is Intimate

This video is from Natasha Meyers, from her website Natasha is our scout out ahead teaching all of us how to be in an encounter with our ecologies that surround us. In the later half of the video, Natasha…

Encountering Another

In this short video, Dr. Stephan Harding, Resident Ecologist at Schumacher College, discusses what it means to experience reality from a perspective outside of habitual awareness. This is a beautiful description of the kind of experience that is possible with…

Meeting Robert Bosnak

About five years ago, a therapist who knew of my great interest in dreams told me of a speaker, who was coming to the CGJung Society of Seattle meeting, whom she thought I’d find interesting.  His name was Robert Bosnak,…