A Day with Psyche as Muse w Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
Following A Friday evening intorduction When Psyche Is Muse: On Self Portrait and Jungian Memoir, Jungian Analyst Naomi Ruth Lowinsky facilitates a day long workshop, A Day with Psyche as Muse. (NOTE: Friday intro presentation registered separately but see below for description).
SATURDAY WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: A Day with Psyche as Muse
In this writing workshop Naomi Ruth Lowinsky will invoke Psyche as Muse, using material from her own work and that of others. She will facilitate your imaginative en-counter with the stuff of your lifeyour own Jungian Memoir.
Open to those who write and those who want to. Bring pen and notebook.
Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, is the author of The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way, and The Motherline: Every Woman's Journey to Find Her Female Roots, both of which she considers examples of Jungian Memoir. Many essays in that same genre have been published in Psychological Perspectives and the Jung Journal. Her poetry is widely published in literary magazines and anthologies and she has authored three poetry collections. The most recent is Adagio and Lamentation (2010).
She is an analyst member of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, poetry editor for Psychological Perspectives and maintains a private practice in Berkeley, CA.
NOTE: This event offers 5.0 CEUs for mental health professionals(processed at $10 or 7.0 for the entire event processed at $15 and enrolled at door). Friday presentation must be registered for separately.
1. To identify the role of the muse in the creative process.
2. To consider the uses of the imagination in relating to one's inner life.
3. To experience the psychological benefits of writing memoir.
FRIDAY INTRO PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION:
(register for Friday separately)
Friday Lecture: When Psyche is Muse
When Psyche is Muse, the curious and the beauti-ful are not enough. She demands the psychologi-cal. Psyche wants us to gather the stuff of our livesour obsessions, our family dramas, the difficult details of our wanderings in the wilderness, our dreams and visions, our ghosts and spirit guides. The inner world is more real to her than all our worldly garments. Jung speaks her language in the Red Book. Jungian Memoir writing that includes and illuminates the inner life is one of her forms. So is self portrait.
Psyche came to the painter Emma Hoffman, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky's grandmother, in the darkest night of her soul, and urged her to reflect on her own face in the mirror. A series of selfportraits traces her long life's journey. Hoffman's portraits, still lifes, and landscapes explore shadow and light. It was she who initiated Lowinsky into the spiritual practice of making art of one's life.
This lecture will gather and weave four strands: Emma Hoffman's story and paintings, Lowinsky's memoirs in poetry and prose, her reflections on Jung's Red Book and on Jungian memoir as a literary genre.
Good Shepard Center, Rm 202 (View)
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103