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Listening to the Soul: Active Imagination, a workshop with Susan Tiberghien

  • Saturday, May 06, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Zoom, Eastern Time


  • Members who are seniors over 65 or Members who are full time students

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This program WILL NOT BE recorded.

Registration closes at NOON EST. on May 5th. 

Zoom Links will be in your confirmation email.                             

I did not know that I am your vessel, empty without you but brimming over with you.

                                              - C.G. Jung speaking to his soul, The Red Book, p. 237

Soul is calling out to us. Are we listening? Our world is in turmoil. We hunger for moments of rest, for candlelight, Mozart, wildflowers, friendship. We long for soulfulness. 

This workshop will have three parts, with handouts and time for reflection and writing. 

Part 1: How do we see the soul?  From Plato to Meister Eckhart to C. G. Jung, we will look at how the soul has been understood and befriended. 

Part 2: How do we listen to the soul?  We will turn to the practice of active imagination. C.G. Jung will guide us with excerpts from The Red Book. We will write our own active imaginations in our journals. Jung saw our journals as our chapels, “the silent places of the spirit.” 

Part 3: How do we share the light of our soul?  Clarissa Pinkola Estes and Thomas Moore will encourage us as we take our place in the world.


Susan Tiberghien, American writer living in Geneva, is the author of four memoirs, two writing books: One Year to a Writing Life and Writing Toward Wholeness, and most recently the 20th Anniversary Edition of Circling to the Center, An Invitation to Silent Prayer. For twenty years, she has been teaching at C.G. Jung Societies, the International Women’s Writing Guild, and writers’ centers and conferences in Europe and the U.S. She recently recorded three online master classes for the Jung Society of Washington. Susan founded and directed the Geneva Writers’ Group for 25 years.

ZOOM LINKS: Zoom links can be found in your registration confirmation email. If you sign up before 12:00pm EST (NOON) on Friday, the day before the program, you will receive you Zoom link by Friday at 4:00pm EST. If you do not receive your link 24 hours in advance, please reach out asap directly to HOWEVER, if you sign up AFTER 12:00pm (NOON), the day before the program, you will receive your zoom link by 10:00am EST the day of the program.

CANCELLATION: You may cancel your registration up to 1 week prior to the program.

By agreeing to enroll in an online program offered by the Jung Society of Washington, you are also agreeing to comply with our terms. This means that you cannot record (through internal or external devices) the audio, visuals (photos), or  any videos of the program. The intellectual property belongs to the presenter, and we ask you not to violate this policy. Also, we highly value the anonymity of the content of the program, of the presenters, and of individuals present in the program, and hope that everyone can contribute to a respectful and trust-building online environment. Thank you!


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