Spontaneous Drawing:
Beyond the Closed Doors

with Patricia Anne Elwood

Live Zoom Course
Recorded in March 2023

Lying deep beneath our personal and literal histories, vaster regions of the psyche beckon the ego to awaken into the fields of the imaginal.

As we engage our personal and collective narrative - our myth - as if it and we are dreaming processes, we may gain entry to different ways of being in the world and within ourselves. Lying deep beneath our personal and literal histories, vaster regions of the psyche beckon the ego to awaken into the fields of the imaginal, the mundus imaginalis.

Here we come across particular collective dreaming processes the human psyche has been cultivating over millennia.

Let us follow these archetypal dreaming processes through our bodies as it guides us into our living extensions of active imagination through the psychic expressions of logos, eros, mythos and chaos.

Having Jung’s theory of the functions of the psyche—thinking/feeling, intuition/sensation—as a supportive backdrop for our inquiry, we can engage our relationship to logos, eros, mythos and chaos in their roles and contributions to individuation. Heeding our mysterious telos, Psyche’s deeper intent for each of us, we are drawn down into the depths of the unconscious and beyond.

What you will learn

>> To understand how to contact the deeper levels in yourself.
>> To determine which archetypes you are naturally drawn to.
>> How to participate on an archetypal level with your own unconscious.
>> The symbolic language of the psyche.
>> By way of intuition and the feeling function how to anticipate aligned future intentions for yourself and your process.
>> Expand your perceptive capacities as a therapist.

Patricia Anne Elwood

Patricia is a Jungian analyst, with 30 years of research into the realms of the personal and collective unconscious, author, lecturer, seminar leader, and adventurer; post-graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, Switzerland, in analytical psychology for children, adolescents, and adults, living and practicing in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Passionate about peoples and belief systems, Patricia has traveled the globe, especially beyond the beaten tracks, to discover many indigenous peoples and be witness to that place and space of deeper reverence where we are all universally connected.

Patricia writes, "Without any particular design, the common thread I discovered was in shamanism. I subsequently met many shamans in their various environments, from the Arctic Circle to the backwaters of the Lao mountains, the Americas, the Altai region of Russia, and many places worldwide. The fact that their rituals, ceremonies, and precepts were common to all, even those who had never met peoples beyond their own tribe, was living proof for me of the collective unconscious.

When one delves into the spheres of the collective unconscious, one may well receive visions, symbols, and messages. Putting this into a scientific frame was also an aim. This led me to collaborate with various scientists in Italy, Germany, and Russia, exploring the spheres beyond time and space. The scientists I met were especially interested in Jung, his recognition of the unconscious, and the function of intuition. My last conference on the subject was in the Cosmonaut’s Museum in Moscow, where I lectured on The cosmos within meets the cosmos without, a comparative study of Jungian principles and cosmological findings.

I continued my research on the subject at the Scott Polar Institute at Cambridge University, where I compared my findings with other scientific theses.

As prescribed by Jung, spontaneous drawing has been a means of contact with the people I met of different races over and beyond cultural differences, language barriers, and religious beliefs. It has been a precious and limitless tool for contacting others at a deep and intimate level.

Who Is It for

>> All those in the helping professions: counselors, therapists, and analysts.
>> For those seeking to advance on their personal path to individuation.
>> For those who want to understand Jungian concepts in an accessible form.

What do people have to say


"...a generous, insightful, and knowledgeable presenter." 

The material was deeply moving, felt, and accessible. I’m participating in a two year program with the Chicago Jungian Institute. The information offered was a different way of looking at our mythical, subjective, material, objective formation. It was enlightening. Patrica Elwood is a generous, insightful, and knowledgeable presenter. 


"Her style pulls one into the depths of oneself."

Elwood has a unique style in her teaching. Her approach is well anchored in theory, substantial on facts and method and yet meditative at the same time. Her style pulls one into the depths of oneself, such a rich experience.

What you will get

>> Video recording of the presentation.
>> Audio file to download on your digital devices and listen at your convenience.


I'm not a therapist. Can I join the course?
Yes. Both people in healing professions and those interested in self-development can join the course.

Do you offer Continued Education Units?
At this point, we don't offer CEU.

What do I do if I need help?
If you need help with something related to the course, please contact [email protected]. Thanks!


“This fine, insightful approach is truly an encounter with the Soul.”

Patricia Elwood invites students into the breathtaking creative world of C.G. Jung. Not only does she offer an understandable approach to the principal tenets of Jung’s analytical psychology, but at the same time, she offers an in-depth appreciation of spontaneous artwork.

As the unconscious reveals the wealth of its images, Patricia reveals to her students a precious tool for accessing the unconscious and a deeper understanding of their own self. This fine, insightful approach is truly an encounter with the Soul. It is a gift to all explorers of the psyche and spiritual seekers.


“…incredible revelations to be discovered through spontaneous drawing.”

Following in the tradition of C.G. Jung, Patricia demonstrates and explains incredible revelations to be discovered through spontaneous drawing: she truly offers A Window on the Soul! Simple images are shown to reveal inner dynamics, helping us to better understand the nature of the psyche and its influence on our ways of being.

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