Saturday, September 15, 2012

HOW TO PRODUCE JOY : The Myth of Eros & Psyche

A workshop with : Howard Teich, Ph.D., Psychotherapist

Saturday, September 22, 2012 (1-6PM)
San Francisco Zen Conference Center / 308 Page St.

With over 50 years as a psychotherapist, Howard Teich will guide you through this workshop through the inner alchemy of how to produce joy in every aspect of your life.

For more information :

To reserve, contact Camille :
415-425-6515 /

Monday, September 10, 2012

Imagination and the Soul: Writing Your Soul Story

The C.G. Jung Society of Seattle Presents:
Imagination and the Soul with Elizabeth Clark-Stern

Lecture: Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle
$15 members, $25 nonmembers

“Once you enter into a deep relationship with the Archetypal, you'll have Her with you, always, through all the hubbub and challenges of everyday life. You are transformed.”
— Katherine Sanford, Jungian Analyst

Elizabeth Clark-Stern invites you to explore how symbol-making and imagination can be used to help develop a more intimate relationships with the soul. This magnificient treassure, the right side of the brain, is a powerful tool for learning to cope with, work through, and ultimately heal from the traumas in our lives.

Elizabeth will combine lecture, exemplary classic literature, and interactive exercises, to open our minds and hearts to the rich country of the imaginal world. In readings from her book, Soul Stories, Elizabeth will illustrate how the process of transforming your own story into archetypal symbols can provide the "royal road" to healing and to the divine. She will include Jung's concept of Active Imagination, and explore how his concept can be expanded to incorporate a daily practice of Imaginal Meditation.

Writing Your Soul Story
Workshop: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle
$50 members, $70 nonmembers
One hour lunch break
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  • This workshop invites participants to descend into their imagination with the intention of forming a deeper connection to the soul. Elizabeth will provide guided meditation, and creative writing exercises, as guideposts for this process. Participants are encouraged to choose a path that is both nourishing and safe, while opening their minds to new forms of their story. Please bring paper , pen, and notebook.
Learning Objectives
  1. Experience the connection between symbol-making, imagination, and the soul.
  2. Use writing, reflection, and creative brainstorming to locate a core theme or story in your life.
  3. Understand the different layers of story, and the power of learning how to frame "what happened" in a way that gives you a new perspective.
  4. Experience the necessary significance of play and fun, and explore how to bring these into your life. 
  5. Using a symbol of your archetypal spirit guide within, further explore the benefit of Imaginal Meditation as a daily practice.

BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION: After the September 14th Friday lecture 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Seattle Jungian analyst Ken Kimmel will join Elizabeth to provide his own insights about myth, story, imagination, and interview the author about her own writing process and healing the soul.

Elizabeth Clark-Stern is a psychotherapist in private practice in Lake Forest Park. Before embracing this beloved work, she worked as a professional writer and actor. Her produced plays and teleplays include: All I Could See From Where I Stood, Help Wanted, and Nana Sophia's Oasis. Her play Out of the Shadows was performed at the International Jungian Congress in South Africa in 2007, with the author portraying Toni Wolff. Out of the Shadows and her new book, Soul Stories, have been published by Genoa House.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign Parts I & II

Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign
Parts 1 & 2 (combined edition)
by Kathleen Burt

Shipping July 27, 2012

"Beyond the Mask will speak deeply to many--to astrologers and lovers of astrology at every level, archetypally minded people, depth psychologists and seekers from many walks of life."
—Monika Wikman Ph.D., Jungian Analyst and author of Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness

Well known and respected internationally for her ground breaking work in Archetypes of the Zodiac, Kathleen Burt now offers us a phenomenal distillation of her life work in: Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign - Part 1 & Part 2 illustrates how midlife urgings bring forth cycles of death and rebirth. Antiquated identities and roles must die, old 'masks' must be pealed away before we can discover a new path in life. Kathleen Burt addresses specifically how the twelve rising sign patterns guide us into new life and fresh experiences. With the keen eye of an astrologer examining the biography of creative writers and inspired people, Kathleen Burt brings a depth of understanding to the Rising Sign. This unique volume of wisdom offers decades of scholarly study and practical experience in esoteric astrology, psychology, mythology, and biography and examines the underlying archetypal patterns inherent in our lives.

An astrologer in private practice for 30 years, Kathleen Burt is the author of Archetypes of the Zodiac, a book about Sun Signs from the perspectives of mythology, psychology, and esoteric astrology, and the phenomenal distillation of her life work, Beyond the Mask: The Rising Sign. A Fulbright scholar to India, Kathleen completed her graduate work in South Asian history at the University of Chicago. She has taught at Roosevelt University, Chicago and Mira Costa College in CA. Patterns in Health, a two-year program on archetypes, dreams, ritual and Active Imagination led by Jungian analysts has influenced her life and client work. She currently teaches Viniyoga classes (sequencing and breathwork) in the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar.

Paperback edition: 394 pages
Large Page format - 9.25" x 7.5"
Publisher: Genoa House (July 27, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1926975081
ISBN-13: 978-1926975085

Sunday, April 15, 2012

News Release: Solar Light, Lunar light

Solar Light, Lunar Light:
Perspectives in Human Conciousness
by Howard Teich

“This is a significant, life changing book. Howard Teich’s work is crucial to understanding and healing the damage our rigid ideas of gender have done to us all, women and men alike.This is a book that can change how you see every problem you encounter and point you toward deeper more creative responses. Here is a psychology that has the potential of restoring us all and our world to wholeness.”
—Susan Griffin, author of A Chorus of Stones and Woman and Nature

“The perception that masculine and feminine traits represent oppositional forces has contributed to a long history of personal and cultural dysfunctions.Through a skillful interweaving of modern psychology, mythology and ancient history, Howard Teich offers a thought provoking thesis that these polarizing traits are actually cooperative partners in evolution’s dynamic dance. Solar Light, Lunar Light is a healing journey that encourages readers to transcend misperceived limitations so that we may write a new empowering chapter in human evolution.”
—Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., Cell biologist and bestselling author of The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Accessing your Creative Spirit

The Creative Soul: Art and the Quest for Wholeness
by Lawrence H. Staples.

Who we most deeply are is mirrored in our artistic work. Our need for mirroring simultaneously attracts us to and repels us from our creative callings and relationships. It is one of life's great dilemmas.

Artist's block and lover's block flow from the same pool. Often, we fear deeply the very thing needed to create original art, to experience intimate relationships and to live authentic lives: we are frightened by the impulse to be fully revealed to ourselves, and to others, as this most often entails exposing the unacceptable shadowy aspects of our humanity and risking rejection.

Mirrors in all their manifold guises permit us to safely see and experience ourselves in reflection and become better acquainted with the rejected, ostracized aspects of our personalities. Creative work is one of the few places where we can truly express and witness lost aspects of our authentic selves.

Within us a treasure beckons. This is what we spend our lives pursuing. What slows and distracts us is not the object we long for, but where we search. To find this precious gem, we must eventually return to our own creative spirits.