Re-membering our stories

Re-membering our stories

Isn’t there always a sadness when a writer you’ve loved dies – the sudden dawning that there’s never going to be a new book from them again, which leads to an equally sudden strong determination to treasure those you already have. That’s how it...
Approaching the imaginal world

Approaching the imaginal world

The imaginal world, the Otherworld. The mundus imaginalis, or mundus archetypalis. There are so many words and phrases to describe it, that place where the others live. The archetypal energies and beings which, when clothed in the garments of a particular culture, we...
The land which makes us

The land which makes us

What is psyche, or soul? It’s a question, of course, which sits at the very heart of psychology; it’s one I’ve been studying in one form or another since, at 17 years old (51 years ago) I decided I was going to become a psychologist, and set about...
Mythogeology

Mythogeology

Those of you who’ve ever attended any of my workshops which are focused on place and the mythic imagination will remember that I’m always waxing lyrical about geology. About the need to know, and to understand, the rock on which our feet are planted.  The...
Desert dreaming

Desert dreaming

I’m currently halfway through a 2 1/2-week teaching trip to the USA. Because the workshops I’m running are all east coast, but my heart is firmly in the southwest, I spoiled myself a little by taking four days in New Mexico before the work got started. I...