Class 1: Psyche is Dreaming all the Time
•Taking the perspective that our life and all the characters and encounters we experience are a dreaming process.
• Experience as a mirror of the myth that is living through us.
• What are the figures behind the figures (the inner figures that live mostly in the unconscious and are powerful parts of the dynamic of our intrapsychic landscape)?
• Any person in our waking life may carry the projections of this often hidden (from us) dynamic just as we carry theirs (projective identification).
Class 2: Relationship as Mirrors
• Taking a relationship or life scenario and doing dreamwork with it.
• Look for paradoxical figures or situations where a polarity (often what is considered the “problem, obstacle or conflict”) will present the dynamic through which we gain access to the transcendent function (Jung’s fifth function of the psyche: thinking/feeling, sensation/intuition and the transcendent.
Class 3: The Unlived Life
• Living symbolically, that is, experiencing life as a form of dreaming, has its own deep logic often inaccessible to the conscious mind.
• Art making and other creative activities intuitively spiral around inner and outer events bringing forth intimations of what is emerging from the personal and collective liminal place between the conscious and unconscious.
• As humans we have a shared imagination in myths and archetypes that is the common ground of this imagining, this dreaming.
Class 4: Moving the Dream Forward (Where Do I Go?)
• Through exploring the vertical axis of the Transcendent Function (Jung) in relationship to the Descendent Function (Hillman) we enter a dialogue between spirit and soul (Hillman).
• Continuing to track how our bodies are dreaming through the simultaneous pull of the ascendant and descendant functions of Psyche/Soma we begin to navigate subtler regions of the felt sense without splitting.
• Mapping our experience through the four quadrants of embodiment/contemplation, and the transcendent/descendent functions, we bring a unique level of consciousness to our embodied inquiry of Moving the Dream Forward.