Spontaneous Drawing:
Defining the Path

with Patricia Ann Elwood

Available Now

The ego has a direction in life; the unconscious has an intention about one's life; finding the thread linking both direction and intention is a quest.

Jung's own path was a series of stepping stones in which he brought the two together through his revaluing of the symbolic language of the psyche, through dialogue with the images in the psyche, through active imagination and especially by providing a space for spontaneity where the unconscious found expression.
Jung gave up all outer orientation in his own quest towards what he apprehended as the ultimate goal of the psyche.
Our consciousness has it unconsciousness; the unconscious has its own consciousness, it's all one piece. Let's attempt to find this place of unity in ourselves during this course.

What you will learn

>> To connect with the natural symbol forming function of their own psyche.
>> To determine which archetypes you are naturally drawn to.
>> How to heed the natural flow of your psychic energy.
>> To explore your inner spheres though spontaneous drawing.
>> To create their own symbolic and meaningful stories.

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

>> This course is for all persons interested in self-development as well as all those in the helping professions who seek a less rational and more fruitful and meaningful approach to their work.
>> 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. 


"...a journey of gifts."

It’s a journey of gifts to go through your class, and I am very grateful for the way my life is deepening with this experience. Thank you for this most amazing, illuminating, and rewarding experience.

What you will get

>> Video recording of the presentation.
>> Audio files to download on your digital devices and listen at your convenience.
>> PowerPoint presentations of all the classes to download.


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!


“…calm and pondered style...”

I really enjoy your classes and the atmosphere you create with the participants. I like your calm and pondered style of answering questions and how well you present the concepts in an easy way for all, including those who do not know much of Jung.


“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.

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