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WISEWOMAN FORUM: From Turmoil to Transformation, with Annilee Oppenheimer

  • Sunday, March 21, 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
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Discussion Group

The past year has been a tumultuous period, unlike any we have seen in our lifetime on both personal and collective levels.  We have all had to navigate the ongoing challenges of a global pandemic, global climate change, racial injustice, political violence, and more.  Many of us have summoned various self-help strategies such as limiting time spent on news consumption to deal with the stress caused by the turmoil we are experiencing.  While quick fix strategies have a place in relieving stress, we cannot rely on them alone.        

What if the turmoil we are experiencing is exactly what is needed to catalyze the death/rebirth cycle that will lead to inner and outer transformation?  Depth psychology teaches us that a voluntary descent into the darkness of not seeing and not knowing is essential to learning to see and know in new ways.  We must be open to receiving help from sources beyond ego consciousness to bring about personal and cultural renewal.      

The intention of this Wisewoman meeting is to create a compassionate space where we can embrace the fullness of our life experience and engage with our difficulties soulfully.  We will use the tools of reflective writing, active imagination, and deep sharing to contact the psyche in its larger totality in order to receive the help we need to move from turmoil to transformation.            

Please bring pen and paper and have a nearby comfortable place to sit or lie down for active imagination.    

A retired lawyer, Annilee Oppenheimer is a Haden Institute certified dream group leader.  She has participated in programs at the Jung Society since 1999, and she has found it to be a true community where, as Henri Nouwen said, “solitude greets solitude” and our “various solitudes are like strong, straight pillars that hold up the roof of our communal house.” 

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