The three of us formed our relationship during the three years of the Embodied Imagination ® training program with Robert Bosnak and Jill Fischer. We bonded because we as artists had a special feeling for the imaginal. We found ourselves seeking out discussions about the imagination. We came to the idea of continuing this discussion on a blog hoping we can enlarge this inquiry around all aspects of the imaginal life. We are not pursuing an interpretative, therapeutic approach to the conversation around images, dreams, memories, artwork, but rather a creative inquiry into the exploration of the images. We invite comments and reflections and hope we can create a lively forum for creativity and the interior life of the imaginal.
We encourage people to work with us to deepen their relationship with their own images and imagination. We are forging our own approach to embodied imagination with the blessings of Robert Bosnak. We are both developing our methods of Embodied Imagination. We understand that each person’s situation and needs are unique.
Deborah de Fauconberg
Deborah is a Jungian psychoanalyst (IAAP) and organizational consultant
Her interest is in helping people to access and express aspects of their lives
that lie outside of everyday consciousness. Drawing on her own personal experience
and years of clinical work, she has found that non-verbal communication with the
unconscious using art materials enables people to dialogue with and integrate
emerging images into their lives. Deborah enjoys using photography to capture
images that evoke universal archetypal responses. In recent years, she has been
exploring other art mediums engaging the emotions felt in the body to express emerging phenomena.
Kat Taylor is an artist living in the Pacific Northwest. The path toward her grounding in the imaginal has followed many byways:
early mystical experiences in childhood, which oriented her to the present but unseen beauties of the world; a study of romantic poets;
an M.A. degree in Theology where she pioneered, with others, the inclusion of the feminine; a 30-year career as an artist in several media;
a 15-year study with the Spiritual Guidance Wisdom School of Atum O’Kane; immersion in the thought of Carl Jung; and most recently three year
period of training with Robert Bosnak in embodied dreamwork. Currently, she is several years into a depth study of the Golden Chain–writings
in the lineage of responders to deep imagination in western culture, dating from the ancient Greeks.
Pamela Holmes is an artist living in Sonoma County, California. Pamela read James Hillman when she was 21, and his discussion on
the imaginal electrified her and set the trajectory for her life. She decided her life would be an exploration of the unknown and fighting
for a non-interpretative approach to life and imagination. Pamela has a M.F.A. frrom Otis Parsons in Los Angeles, Ca. Pamela continues to
run her concrete and art business holmeswilson.com, a successful furniture business. Pamela has a website about her art called Strangerworth.com .
Pamela Has studied with Robert Bosnak since 2012 and has a certification in Embodied Imagination.