Becoming Human: Exploring Inner and Outer Worlds
3rd to 8th August 2014 Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park
There has always been a fascination with what it is to be human, living on this planet Earth, part of the infinite cosmos. We wonder why we are here, and what is the purpose of life – not only of life in general but also of our own particular individual life within the greater pattern.
When C.G. Jung surveyed the wide African plains, he became aware as he stood watching the great herds of roaming animals that the purpose of human beings is to become conscious of the whole of the unconscious natural world. This must include becoming more aware of our own unconscious processes, since we are all part of nature’s richness.
Having access to all aspects of ourselves, including our creativity, provides the foundation for the psychological work we engage in with others in the ongoing process of renewal and individuation.
Solutions to this great mystery of becoming more conscious – more fully human – may be found both by looking outwards and by looking inwards. If we can explore the psyche within and around us with reverence, we may tap that profound human potential of imagination; releasing creative images, ideas, and, indeed, ways of living. Such creativity may help us to achieve a future which inspires hope and joy rather than fear and alienation.
In this course we will share in an exploration of this journey of becoming human, through lectures, arts workshops and studios, and in our meetings together, taking in aspects of ecology, mythology, the collective and personal psyche, and healing.
Elective Programme includes lectures, workshops, painting and clay studio, social dreaming matrix, seminars, music, and dance: a programme for heart, mind, body and spirit, set in the beautiful milieu of Cumberland Lodge and Windsor Great Park.
Cost: £795 for en suite shared room
En suite single rooms available at additional cost
Student and other grants available on application
Full information, including application form, will follow in the New Year.
Contact: Goretti Barjacoba, Course Administrator
Tel. 0741 5278 788