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Living Our Animal: A Jungian Wilderness Quest [ZOOM webinar]
February 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm MST
By Heather Taylor Zimmerman
Throughout his life, C. G. Jung experienced a deep and abiding connection to nature and animals as alive and ensouled. Initiated in childhood into the secrets of nature, he honored an ancient ancestral call to explore the wild terrain of human nature within a framework of ritual art and natural reverie all of his days. From early chthonic visions and states of participation mystique to later practices of embodied active imagination in art and alchemy, Jung exemplified a way of being in the world that envisioned humanity as part of the earth and “one with the other animals.” As we face an eco-psychological crisis, now is a Kairos or opportune moment to remember our relationship to the earth in humility, reflecting the Latin root humilis for “on the ground” or “earth.” In contrast to the modern hubris of attempting to soar to the sun like the mythic Icarus, we are called back to earth, to ground ourselves and root into our animal nature.
Combining Ecopsychology as the psychological dimension of Ecology and Terrapsychology as the spirit of place, this webinar will explore our psychological landscape in relationship to ecology to connect our nature to Nature in a process of creative remembrance.
Online participants will be invited to more fully and deeply embody their soul as what Jung referred to as living our animal and the lament of the dead ancestors. Through visual lecture, active imagination, and artistic creation, artist and depth psychologist Heather Taylor-Zimmerman will lead us to root deep in creating a mandala of the earth as a living medicine wheel—using simple materials such as pens, pencils, and markers (whatever is at hand). In the process, participants will deepen their relationship to their animal nature as a central theme of Jungian Depth Psychology and a goal described by Jung as living our animal on a higher spiral.
At her heart, HEATHER TAYLOR-ZIMMERMAN, PhD, is a creative eco-revolutionary who believes that art has the alchemical power to heal the world. With a BA in Art History and a PhD in Jungian and Archetypal Studies exploring Jung’s eco-art-based methodology in The Red Book, Heather helps people connect their nature to nature on an embodied path from head to heart. She offers transformational workshops, classes, and kits to help people individuate together on a socially altruistic learning platform, Soul Space. Heather’s deep desire is to promote healing through eco-art and play as a visionary artist, archetypal psychologist, nature mystic, and wilderness guide.
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Preregistration for the live Zoom webinar ENDED on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Mountain Time). The ZOOM link will be sent out on Friday, February 16, 2024 by 4:00 pm Mountain Time.
This webinar will be recorded. Everyone who registered for the ZOOM webinar or paid for video access will receive a link to the video one week after.
*NOTE: You must attend the live ZOOM presentation to receive CEU credit.
ZOOM (online) Webinar
The ZOOM link will be sent via email on Friday, February 16, 2024 around 4:00 pm Mountain Time.
This program will be recorded. A link for the recorded video will be sent by the following weekend to EVERYONE WHO REGISTERS.