ROWING SONGS FOR THE NIGHT-SEA JOURNEY
Registration Deposit Option
A deposit will hold your place at the event. If you put down a deposit, the balance must be paid by July 11, 2017, to assure a place in the training. After July 11th only full tuition payments will be accepted. For questions about tuition please contact Nona at 303-443-5858.
Guided by Dr. Estés you will explore the five heroic tasks of fulfilled creative life--tasks that capture the essential experiences we meet in order to reclaim true self. She will teach what needs to be mastered in order to become unstuck and move forward in full freedom.
THE FIVE TASKS
--Dr. Estés has mined the Greek stories of The Symplegades, the clashing rocks, in which one must use imagination to pass between them safely;
--Charbydis, the creator and destroyer who reveals mountians and also, to those unaware, sucks the life out of wayfarers; in the psyche this symbolizes an energy vampire;
--The Nashua/Mexica.Aztec cosmology of Xipe Toltec; the flayed god who teaches sacrifice, shedding of old life, and resurrection of new life--which is required as root stock in creative life;
--The 12th century Old English story of the Cockatrice, that which is a psychological doppelganger to self-defeat, for it can kill by sight, yet there are ways to defeat this killer of ideas and ideals;
--And from the Mexican/Puebloan mythos, The Battle of the Skeletons in the Land of the Dead, to be understood as battling the past, one's complexes that mean to defeat by phantom thinking, the beauty of fresh ideas.
- Intervention of the higher force in your life in order to become fully creative
- To sturdify the future by preparing with a method for meeting the inevitable challenges that come from within and from outside oneself
- Calling: To know what your future wants, and what's going to fit the great mind's plan
- The cost for following your calling, the cost for not following one's calling
- To identify the ghosts of the past and stand up to and defeat them
- How to measure your progress with your chosen creative work at hand, so that perfectionism and ennui do not steal your works meant to be, rather that they are brought forth, made visible in all good ways.
Original Voice® is an invitation for a transformative, hands-on training with a seminal thinker in crosscultural, archetypal psychology, and ethnic healing modalities in the modern world.
A Message from Dr. Estés
"I will with your good grace, lead you on an investigation of hidden meanings and signs in your own life that allow you to pinpoint the exact places you are stuck and why. I will provide remedies for getting unstuck, renewing your energy, heeding the warnings to protect your creative life, and to head your soul's vision of your own life. This quest is a natural rite of passage. And the often difficult challenges for the creative soul must be granted effective solutions and ways of progressions, of which the cultural blight of perfectionism or 'daydreaming one's ideas to death,' are not acceptible.
"The Five Heroic Tasks of Full Creative Life presented for you, is a heroic journey, a strong path to fulfillment and wholeness, through seemingly impassable terrain. But trust, this is for the wildly creative--whether project building, writing, singing, designing, inquiring into, creating a force to reckon with....a necessary set of passages. With endurance, courage, and perseverance, we come back to true and wild self, true and wild home. That home place of our true origin is where one-of-a-kind creativity is incubated, born and emerges.
"As it ought be for every soul, for you are a treasure-filled being, come to earth and walking amonst us, I believe, as 'a blessing filled with blessings'--for self and for our world. The longer I live, rather than becoming uncertain, I do not believe, I know, that all souls are born gifted, and are meant to be so, for the sake of the Heart and Soul of our World."
I hope to see you face-to-face soon.
This training intensive on Original Voice is not psychotherapy nor a substitute for psychotherapy. A brief interview will be required of all new students. Thank you.