St. Cuthbert's Way nr. Kyloe Woods, Northumberland. 2016. Oil on canvas.The imagination awakens the wildness of the heart, it returns us to our native wildness, to the natural and seamless fluency of our own nature (John O’Donohue)

The soul wants imaginative responses that move it, delight it, deepen it (James Hillman)

Carl Jung’s “active imagination” is one of his most transformative practices. Yet it is seldom used to learn about oneself, to delve into deeper layers of the mind, and discern our next steps in life. Jung’s The Red Book: Liber Novus was largely the result of active imagination, and most of his ideas were conceived in this process. However, many people acquainted with these ideas do not have the opportunity to do engage in practice of active imagination. With this as our starting point, the course draws upon developments in the use of imagination to determine our direction in life. It will also highlight life-limiting obstacles on the way. Through engaging with the deep imagination, the course will also draw upon inner-enablers as resources on our path. The course will also focus on how to work effectively with dreams, and how to establish active imagination as an important aspect of spiritual practice.

This practical three-month course will enable you to establish a practice which incorporates advancements in the understanding of the practice and process of active imagination, or more accurately termed embodied imagination.


Date: This course is not currently scheduled.
Times: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Fee: £150
Venue: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Number of places: 8  |  Booking: via Contact

If you do not follow your longing, then you do not follow yourself (Carl Jung Liber Novus)