Julianne Davidow, a member of the Jung study-group, will be presenting a workshop at the New York Open Center on Friday evening, January 18, from 7 to 10 pm, and thought you might find it of interest.
Many of us feel a deep yearning to create something of meaning and value; but sometimes we don’t know where to begin or how to keep going once we’ve started. During the Renaissance this yearning was said to be caused by a daimon, a guiding spirit that accompanies us on our journey through life. This spirit can be felt through thoughts, feelings, impulses, images, signs, and symbols. It urges us to follow our calling and fulfill our life’s purpose.
In this interactive workshop, Julianne will talk about the Renaissance philosophy of a divine, interconnected universe, in which each person was said to play an important part. She’ll discuss the lives of some of the great Renaissance artists and see how they followed their guiding spirits, and take a look at some others who came after them.
Then we’ll see how we can apply some of these ideas to our own lives. How can we effectively communicate with our guiding spirit and become creative in a profound way? We will explore, individually and with each other, ways to access ideas and insights, so that we can better follow the path that each of us was born to follow. What seizes your imagination, and what can you do to fulfill your vision?
We’ll activate the imagination through the use of meditation, focusing, journaling, questioning, and deep listening. And then we’ll make action plans to bring this creativity into everyday life, to find the steps needed to complete a project or begin one, or to branch out in a more authentic direction.
In the words of Joseph Campbell:
“It is an adventure to bring into fulfillment your gift to the world, which is yourself. There’s nothing you can do that’s more important than being fulfilled. You become a sign, you become a signal, transparent to transcendence; in this way, you will find, live, and become a realization of your own personal myth.”
CONTACT the OPEN CENTER for prices ($40-$45)
Here is a LINK: