Friday, April 22nd
“The years when I was pursing my inner images were the most important time of my life – in them everything essential was decided. It was the prima materia for a lifetime’s work.”
-C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams and Reflections, Page 25
“Our age is seeking a new spring of life. I found a new spring of life, drank of it, and the water tasted good.”
-C.G. Jung, The Red Book, p.210
How did Jung pursue his images? Here begins the story of The Red Book. In this workshop we will examine how Jung elicited and listened to the visions and images that were overwhelming him, the process that he later named active imagination. We will look at dialogues that Jung conducted with his images and at paintings that he created to illustrate them. We will then summon our own inner images and listen to them, writing dialogues and drawing them in mandalas. And we will write the story of the image in a short piece of prose or poetry.
Susan Tiberghien, an American writer living in Geneva, Switzerland, has published three memoirs: Looking for Gold, Circling to the Center, Footsteps-A European Album, and the highly appreciated writing book, One Year to a Writing Life, plus two new titles published in 2015: Side by Side: Writing Your Love Story andFootsteps: In Love with a Frenchman. She has been teaching writing workshops for close to twenty years at C.G. Jung Centers, at the International Women’s Writing Guild, and at writers’ centers and conferences in the States and in Europe where she directs the Geneva Writers’ Group, an association of 250 English-language writers. Find her at www.susantiberghien.com