Creativity and Shadow Workwith Connie Zweig Friday, January 28, 2021 | 7 - 9pmHeld Online via Zoom Members $20, Non-Members $25 What is
Creativity and Shadow Work
with Connie Zweig
Friday, January 28, 2021 | 7 – 9pm
Held Online via Zoom
Members $20, Non-Members $25
What is the boundary between the familiar, known world of ego awareness and the unfamiliar, unknown, even incomprehensible world of the unconscious? What holds that boundary in place? And what makes it porous, open to transport, even for a moment? Those of us who are students of depth psychology know that Freud and Jung spent their lives using dreams and active imagination to cross this boundary, to move from the known to the unknown world and back again, like intrepid explorers.
This presentation takes the archetype of creativity — preparation, incubation, inspiration, production — and adds the dimension of the unconscious Shadow. At each stage of the creative process, there are potential unconscious blocks that prevent the crossing of the boundary into the imaginal realm, or the creative unconscious. If we use shadow-work to identify those internal saboteurs and learn how to observe them without following them, we can make a relationship with the creative unconscious that has more flow than frustration, more joy than disappointment.
Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired Jungian-oriented therapist, co-author of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow, author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality and a novel, A Moth to the Flame: The Life of Sufi Poet Rumi. Her new book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, extends shadow-work into midlife and beyond and teaches aging as a spiritual practice. Connie has been doing contemplative practices for 50 years. She is a wife and grandmother and was initiated as an Elder by Sage-ing International in 2017. After investing in all these roles, she is practicing the shift from role to soul.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST