The Foundation offers a series of introductory 2 day workshops to enable an experience of and insight into the practice of the Deep Imagination. Please see below for current workshops
WORKSHOP SERIES 2013
Return to the Garden Workshops in Glastonbury
13th/14th July Imagination, Transformation and the Tree of Life
In this workshop we consider the capacity of the imagination to bring about transformation, deepening our experience of the kairos moment -the moment when everything changes. Dion Fortune's approach to the the Tree of Life will be used as a model for working with images in the field of the body. We will draw on her work as expressed in the novels Sea Priestess and Moon Magic, in particular focusing on the Fire of Azrael- a way of working with the experience of passage into the deep places of the soul.
7th/8th September Working with Archetypes-Arthur, Guinevere and the Healing of the West
Here we will work with the Tree of Life to explore the Arthurian myth drawing on the final stages of Dion Fortune's work which used the story of the Arthur as a description of the healing of the soul. We will consider Arthur as the "Once and Future King" who holds the dream of the restored west
26th/27th October The Archetype of the Magician
We will consider the archetype of the magician and the mysterious figure of the Green Man/Prophet who teaches from within the Dream. We will relate to Jung’s notion of the Self, the Wise being who sits at the centre of the Tree of Life. The myths of Merlin and other witches and wizards will be considered as expressions of this deep archetype. We will look at the embodiment of the magician in the practice of therapy and in our lives. Dion Fortune's approach to the archetype of the Sun will be considered as a modern expression of this archetype. We will look at at how she develops this idea in her books The Goat-foot God and the Winged Bull and in her description of Atlantis as the archetypal city of the Sun.
The workshops are led by Ian Rees: an UKCP Registered Psychotherapist working and living in Glastonbury .He has been working with people in relation to wounding and growth for approx 30 years. He has an abiding belief in the power of the embodied imagination and the curative nature of awareness and his ongoing inquiry is to trust the moment of unknowing and surrender fully to it.
They are non residential and held in Room 5, The Old Clinic, 10 St John’s Square Glastonbury BA6 9LJ from 1000am to 500pm each day. Cost of individual workshops are £150 or if the series is booked £360 Deposit for individual workshops £50 and for 3 £120. . Cheques should be made payable to Ian Rees and sent to Ian Rees, 10 Glastonbury Road, Meare, Glastonbury, Somerset. BA6 9SN. For further information call Ian Rees on 07720449630 email firstname.lastname@example.org www.AnnwnFoundation.com