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‘This Mythic Life’ Membership Programme
A modern mystery school: a life-changing journey of personal transformation
Begins 5th January 2020 – sign up now at the bottom of this page
As a psychologist specialising in myth and the deep imagination, I’m passionate about helping people to uncover and step into rich new visions for their lives. Our old Western wisdom traditions tell us that it’s through exercising the embodied and emplaced imagination – through working with myth, archetypes, dreams, fairy tales, and through exploring creative and expressive practices – that we can come to understand our unique gift and purpose, and weave ourselves back into the anima mundi – the soul of the world; this beautiful, animate cosmos to which we belong. I believe that this is the essential Great Work of our times – that, as we stand on the brink of planetary catastrophe, we learn to transform ourselves from the ground up. And so transform the world.
This Mythic Life, then, is a unique membership program and virtual learning space which guides you to revive these old enchantments, and unlock the magic of the everyday. And which supports you and offers you community while you’re delving deep into the mysteries of wild psyche.
This Mythic Life is for you if:
– You feel as if you’re between stories, and are looking for new stories to illuminate who you are, and what your place in the world might be;
– You’re yearning for meaning, and for ways of feeling a profoundly embodied sense of belongingness to this beautiful, animate Earth;
– You’d like to understand your own individual mythopoetic journey: to understand the mystery which lies at the heart of you, and to uncover the unique gift that you alone can offer to the world in these challenging times;
– You’d like to learn how to cultivate your mythic imagination, and understand the mythic and archetypal patterns at work beneath the surface of your life;
– You’re longing to live a life that embraces mystery, and is bursting with possibility – an authentic life that will challenge you to wholeheartedly inhabit your unique calling;
– You’d like to move beyond the merely theoretical, and be challenged to create new ways of thinking about the world and your place in it, and new practices which will help you to live more deeply and richly, every day;
– You’d like to learn how to understand and work with techniques and practices from Jungian depth psychology and transpersonal psychology in your life, outside of a therapeutic context;
– You’d like the support of a like-minded community, and expert guidance, to help you navigate the transformations ahead of you, and to encourage you along your path.
This Mythic Life is a monthly membership program for people who want to delve deeply into my unique approach to cultivating the mythic imagination. No prior experience is necessary. Whether or not you’ve read my books, or participated in my online courses or in-person workshops, This Mythic Life will provide you with ongoing resources to help you make deep, meaningful and sustainable changes in your life, and support you on your journey to embrace your calling. The program offers you:
This Mythic Life is founded on authentic scholarship based on my decades of ongoing professional training and practice in psychology (neuroscience, narrative, depth and transpersonal psychology) and mythology, as well as committed engagement in the mythopoetic and other creative and expressive arts, and a deep and grounded personal practice. (You can check out my academic and professional qualifications and experience here.)
The old forgotten mythologies and philosophies of the West are rich, complex and beautiful. They offer up a world in which everything is alive, and has purpose and intentionality of its own. A world to which each incarnated soul chooses to come, for a reason: to fulfil its own unique calling, and to offer up a gift which can only be expressed through a deep, embodied relationship with and participation in that animate world. It’s time to reclaim those old, indigenous ways of being in the world – the ancient foundation-stones of Western spirituality – and make them the guiding stars we live by.
Each month, you’ll be offered a ‘challenge’ to focus on in the weeks ahead, along with live webinar ‘lessons’ and coaching sessions, audio downloads, practical tools and creative exercises to help you find your path.
You’ll receive weekly emails from me with reflections, quotes, poems and other inspirations to encourage you along the way.
Our private, independent discussion forum will offer you a place to ask me for support, information and advice as you proceed along your journey of discovering and uncovering.
The forum will allow you to share insights and experiences with like-minded travelers across the world, and to connect with members in your local area who are on a similar path.
There are two membership levels – SILVER and GOLD
Bonus introductory module
As soon as you sign up, you will be able to download a ‘bonus’ introductory module, which consists of two booklets: Cultivating Your Inner Imaginarium, and DreamWeaving: a Practice for Dreaming Awake’ and an accompanying audio download.
Each month, I’ll challenge you to work deeply with a particular aspect of cultivating the mythic imagination which will form the focus for our transformative journey together. During the first months we’ll work on the Wild Woman/Wild Man archetypes, the ancestral arts, an introduction to synchronicity and archetypal astrology, Shadow-work, severance in ‘The Handless Maiden’ story, navigating mid- and late-life transitions, healing and the embodied imagination, and the Post-Heroic Journey.
MONTHLY LIVE SESSIONS
One weekday each month (usually at 4pm UK time) you’ll be invited to log into the membership site and join me on a live-streamed video call. If you can’t attend, a post-call recording will be available to watch at your convenience. During these sessions together, we’ll plunge into the depths of the imaginative wellsprings we’re courting during this month. I’ll speak for a while about our monthly challenge, and you’ll then have the opportunity to bring your questions, and participate in a live group coaching session with me.
Working in different ways to cultivate the deep mythic imagination is critical to our ongoing transformational process. Each month I’ll create a new audio file featuring a guided meditation or imaginal journey related to the subject we’re working with.
At the Gold membership level, we’ll work even more deeply with story. You’ll receive a subscriber-only, twice-monthly podcast, MythLines, in which I read a favourite myth or fairy tale, and discuss its themes and relevance to issues we all face in our lives today.
Each month you’ll be invited to view or download a workbook containing practical tools and creative exercises to help you navigate our monthly challenge, as well as in-depth background material and reading resources to help you fully explore the subject we’re working with.
Each week you’ll receive an email from me with a reflection, quote, poem or other inspiration to encourage you along your path of transformation.
On our independent, supportive community forum, you can share revelations and get advice from your fellow travellers, or ask questions of me, as you move through the monthly themes and challenges. Local/regional boards on the forum will allow you to connect with and organise meet-ups with likeminded people who live in your part of the world.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR GOLD MEMBERS
Join the GOLD MEMBERSHIP to receive the following extra features:
PRIORITY ACCESS TO EVENTS
My in-person events, retreats and workshops sell out quickly. GOLD members will get priority booking access (except for those events hosted by external organisations). You’ll also have priority access to any members-only events and products.
20% OFF ALL ONLINE COURSES
For the duration of your membership, you’ll be entitled to a 20% discount on any of my online courses – whether self-study or interactive, and whether preexisting or new.
AN EXCLUSIVE PODCAST JUST FOR GOLD MEMBERS
Twice a month, you’ll be able to listen to an episode of my new MythLines podcast, exclusively designed for GOLD Members. In each podcast, I’ll read you a favourite myth or fairy tale, and talk about its themes and symbolism, and its relevance to the issues we face in our lives in these challenging times.
MYTH BY MAIL
Every month, GOLD members with be entered into a prize draw for a chance to be sent Myth by Mail – a handmade ‘story bundle’ which I’ll personally put together, and which will contain a story or poem of mine printed on handmade paper, a set of full-colour postcards with some of my favourite quotes from my books, and a natural gift from the land here in Ireland.
HOW TO JOIN
This Mythic Life will officially begin on January 5, 2020, but you can sign up in advance, and you’ll be able to download your bonus introductory DreamWeaving Module right away.
Frequently asked questions
WHAT SUBJECTS WILL WE COVER?
JANUARY – The Wild Man and Wild Woman archetypes
FEBRUARY – Ancestral Arts
MARCH – The story of The Handless Maiden
APRIL – Archetypal astrology
MAY – The Embodied Imagination
JUNE – Conversations with the Shadow
JULY – The Post-Heroic Journey
AUGUST – The Simplicity of Ceremony
SEPTEMBER – Psyche & Eros: the Soul’s Journey Home
OCTOBER – Alchemy & the Mythic Imagination
NOVEMBER – Dancing with Trickster
DECEMBER – The Time Between Stories: navigating transitions
What happens after I join?
As soon as you join This Mythic Life, you will have immediate access to your membership. When your payment has processed you will be re-directed to the membership area, from where you’ll have immediate access to a workbook which introduces you to my unique active imagination technique, which I call Dreamweaving, and which will form the basis for some of the practices I’ll suggest each month. You’ll also have an audio file in which I will guide you through this rich and transformative conscious dreaming journey, to get you started. Your bonus introductory Module also includes a booklet, Cultivating Your Inner Imaginarium, to get you thinking and dreaming about the journey ahead.
The, on the 5th day of each month, you’ll have access to that month’s Monthly Challenge and Module content.
CAN I JOIN AT ANY TIME?
Yes. There is no set path or progression through the program; it can be joined at any time and you can work through the material in your own way and in your own time.
How is This Mythic Life delivered?
When you sign up, you’ll receive an email which tells you how to access the Membership portal, where you’ll find everything you need. You can then access the Membership portal whenever you choose, from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You’ll be able to download any written and audio materials, and save them on your devices. Access to your new community forum is also via the portal. You’ll receive an email each month to notify you when new monthly material is available to you, and to advise you of the time and date of that month’s live call, which can be viewed from the monthly Module page.
CAN I UPGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP TO GOLD?
Yes, you can upgrade at any time by going to Your Account in the drop-down menu in the Members Area of my website. Once you open your account options, click the subscriptions tab and you’ll see the option to upgrade.
CAN I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION?
You can leave This Mythic Life at any time by using the Account button in the Membership drop down menu. No future payments will then be taken, but please note that we do not offer refunds for payments already made.
DO I NEED ANY PRIOR KNOWLEDGE?
No – this membership is for everyone, whether or not you’ve previously taken any courses with me, or read my books. It requires no specialist knowledge.
How much time will I need each month?
That’s entirely up to you. This isn’t a structured course with a defined curriculum, or homework. If you don’t finish working with all of the content during the month it’s offered, it will still be there waiting for you on the membership portal for as long as you’re a subscriber. You can watch the videos of our live calls, download the guided meditations, and connect in the private forum whenever you want, as often as you want. If you were to read or listen to all the material in the month it was provided, including watching/participating in the webinar, you’d probably be looking an average of four to five hours. But how deeply you then engage with the more creative and imaginative practices, which can’t easily be timed, is for you to decide.
How do I update the credit card details for my subscription?
You should see an ‘update’ link option in your account page in the Members Area of my website. Clicking that update link will allow you to enter their new card details. ?However, if your recurring subscription is through PayPal, then you cannot update directly through my website, and will need to update via your PayPal account instead.
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