May

16th

Heal yourself and world through the archetypal and elemental power of nature.

From ecological grief to embodied health

Following the cycles and seasons of nature, we will move together through reflection, contemplation, and ritual to bring our life into greater balance, offering a chance to release the grief of our past and embrace the hope of our healing. Through the healing power of air, fire, water, and earth we move from sunrise to sunset over a month, aligning our nature to nature. 
"When you walk with naked feet, how can you ever forget the Earth." C G Jung

24 Days of Healing with the EARTH

This class includes ancient practices and modern technology designed for personal and ecological transformation.
  • Partner and group work 
  • Live weekly sessions
  • Engaging daily content
  • Ritual and creative embodiment activities
  • Archetypal & evidence-based power practices
  • Ongoing journaling and dreamwork

Rooting deep to grow up.

While we all become older, we don't all group up. To really grow we need to connect to the earth and embody the power of the tree
"Sometimes a tree tells you more than can be read in books." C G Jung

24 Day Elemental Healing Challenge

  • Author: Heather
  • Level: A
  • Study time: X hours
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Lesson series
This is a 24 day challenge to initiate the new year and change your life by making contact with your soul. A soul challenge based on how and how fast we change habits, connecting with your soul jump starts your year to give you a vision and the inspiration you need to make a soul contract and fulfill it. Come take the challenge of a soulful life.
  • Video time: X hours
  • Exams: X

Why elemental healing?

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Earth Element
Our Bodies
Water Element
Our Emotions
Fire Element
Our Passions
Air Element
Our Thoughts

Who is this path for?

No art skills or psychological knowledge are required. This class is about deep transformation. It is ideal for anyone who seeks: deep healing; their life purpose or soul's calling; a deeper relationship to themselves, others, and their soul; a connection to the unity that underlies reality (by whatever name you call it); and an abiding love that comes from realizing that you indwell an animate or ensouled cosmos filled with mystery and beauty. This is not a superficial path, and it is best if you are ready be real.

What people are saying . . . 

This kit is deeply psycho-active or soul activating. It is often described as life changing, offering the gift of getting to know your soul and yourself. It is not easy, but it is profoundly rewarding and life affirming, touching upon the core of who you are and why you are here, your heart's purpose and soul's call.
Its beautiful the language that you use. . . I really feel that you have made such a huge contribution to our souls, to our artistic creative selves. . . You have come in and created a furthering of neuropathways and pathways for us to look at the artist, the archetypal artist, and give us a place where we can have soul. I have great appreciation for what you have done with your dissertation. I would like to have a lot more Jungian work like this.
Fanny Brewster, MFA, PhD, analyst, artist, educator,, and author
Heather is a masterful educator on how to heal and grow through art. Her presence is open, kind, wise and playful. She is skilled at creating an amazing and safe container for individuals to explore, go deep and have meaningful transformative experiences while guided by her. Her engagement with nature as a vessel for her work is powerful. Embarking on a journey of personal growth with her guidance will be blessing in your life.
Mary Gibbons, MD, physician, policy maker, educator, and facilitator
Heather is an exceptional teacher and group facilitator, as well as a beautifully soulful artist and person. She is gifted in leading persons in learning how art evokes the soul while also guiding them into creative exploration of their own inner images. Heather's depth and breadth of knowledge on Jung's Red Book is rare and is complimented by a graceful adeptness at teaching others how to journey into the spiral of their own depths through art and creativity.
Fanny Brewster, MFA, PhD, analyst, artist, educator,, and author
Heather clearly brought scholarship and art together to achieve a transcendent function in a really beautiful way.
Jennifer Leigh Selig, PhD, educator, speaker, and award-winning co-author of Deep Creativity
You and the work you are doing are an inspiration.
Susan Rowland, PhD, educator, speaker, and co-author of Jungian Arts-Based Research
Heather is a creative genius, making artists feel safe to explore and create.
Victoria Christiansen, MFA, MSW, therapist and award-winning author of Feminine Mysticism in Art

Heather Taylor-Zimmerman, PhD

Following in the soul's footsteps

Heather has worked and played with elemental healing in daily meditation and practices designed to help heal the earth and herself. 

Your Nature & Nature

Following those who have gone before

While Heather has researched the soul's creativity to walk and lead others on this path, your soul is your real guide. Combining cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom, this path's deep magic is the soul. It is the soul you follow and only you can connect to your soul (You). The heart of this path is your relationship with your soul that connects you with your greater Self.
"Nature does not deceive or conceal but reveal." C G Jung
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This class comes with a weekly drop-in because, let's face it, we need each other.

This is a journey home to yourself. 

Each week you walk on stepping stones that introduce fundamental concepts and skillsets that connect your creative nature to the creative nature of the soul, as you journey toward the Self. These steps take you into the unconscious through coursework that is patterned to help you trust the process and surrender to soul.

Connect to the earth

As

Coursework and play . . .

Each week your content drops down for you below.

An elemental vessel

This process is contained by your soul but also by 3 circles of support made by you and your classmates. Each circle expands with you as you create your opus, designed to offer different levels of containment as you individuate. These circles reflect Jung's process as archetypal or universal.

Alone

You travel alone.

like Jung
To really experience the darkness of the dark night of the soul, you need to be alone with your soul. So, you walk alone.

Partner

A partner helps to mirror you.

like Jung's patients with him
Jung viewed his patients art and worked with them one on one. So you work with a power partner to help contain you.

Group

A circle to discuss and reflect.

Like Jung's inner circle together
Jung led his inner circle on this path, creating a container for group growth. So, we meet in monthly zoom circles

Creating a container for soul

Additional containment comes from creating sacred space in an art studio, creativity altar, and in your art which can be seen as your "church" and "cathedral," housing your soul. In these spaces you create a place of renewal and retreat for you to come back to again and again, whether creating art, lighting a candle, meditating, or doing gentle yoga. These spaces help to cocoon you as an alchemical container of transformation throughout your process, nurturing your creative practice in your body and a body of art. Additionally, a container will be created with a circle ritual that opens and closes the class along with an individual session with me to open and close your personal transformation. 

Follow in archetypal footsteps.

While we follow the voice and vision of our ancestors through the ages 

A 3 week journey (+3 days)

24 days has been found to be the time it takes to create a new pattern and change. Because 20-26 is the period we offer an additional optional week to help you transplant your change into your life. A follow up kit is the soulful living or living your best year to help you realize this change in your life.

Introduction

Day 1

Explore elemental healing

Offering

Day 2

Make an offer to be healed

Grieving

Day 3

Embrace ecological grief

Death

Day 4

Invite your soul in

East. Air Rebirth 

Day 5

Activity: ritual & spirit 

Sunrise

Day 6

Renewal & rebirth

Breath

Day 7

Breath in inspiration & Flight

Inspiration

Day 8

Elemental Air healing

South. Fire Child

Day 9

Activity: ritual & release

Noon

Day 10

Passion & Courage

Power

Day 11

Kindle power and courage

Consecration

Day 12

Elemental Fire healing

West. Water Adult

Day 13

Activity: love & compassion

Sunset

Day 14

Forgiveness & Purification

Release

Day 15

Release emotion & trauma

Purification

Day 16

Elemental Water healing

North. Earth Elder

Day 17

Activating your imagination to play with your imagery.

Evening

Day 18

atONE the 4 in greater whole

Embody

Day 19

Unite mind, body, and spirit

Grounding

Day 20

Elemental Earth healing

Healing Self

Day 21

Embracing death and birth

Healing Group

Day 22

Circle group  to heal

Healing Earth

Day 23

Choose element to heal

Healing Path

Day 24

Create a path of return

Liminal threshold or initiation

Jung said that you cannot go directly into the unconscious but if you create unconsciously with your hands your soul would bring you a vision. Imagination has the roots magi for magic and image and it is the heart of this visionary path. As you walk you are activating your imagination and remembering how to play with your soul's images that guide you. Open your eyes, heart, and mind to a new way of seeing and being. Learn to navigate by starlight through the dark night of the soul.

Self-generated ritual 

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A meditative path into your nature

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On this path you find YOUR WAY.

While you are finding yourself and your way, you are on an archetypal path that offers a consistent way to navigate. Including elements of centering, mindfulness, visioning, dreaming, yoga, eco-psychology and breathwork, the soul guides us on a path that connects our nature to nature. So we begin with introductory videos to seed your imagination with these ancient archetypal practices proven through time.

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Psychic soil

In our modern world we have become head-centered, dismissing emotion and intuition as inferior feminine ways of knowing. In a very real way, this path leads from head to heart, reconnecting inner masculine and feminine ways of knowing in a union or coniunctio that alchemically unites above and below, spirit and matter. This is a path to wholeness that integrates all parts of our being in newly discovered yet ancient embodied ways of knowing rooted in the earth.

Imagine a new/old way and You

On this path you activate you imagination, moving ever deeper into yourself and the Self. The activating agent of the soul, the imagination is the soul's super power. An application of the intuition, imagination lets you reach places and knowledge otherwise unknown. As Albert Einstein said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." We need imagination to grow. 

The soul speaks in images

The soul's communication is symbolic and imagistic, embodied and imaginal. Jung said that his soul did not have speech centers and let her use his to speak, and studies have found that during spiritual experiences speech is not generated in normal speech centers. Nor is core wounding reached by speech. Both are accessed through the imagistic and embodied language of the soul. So, this soul path combines visual and verbal imagery in the way of the soul (the picture superiority effect) in which words are symbolic and metaphoric images, combined with visual art. When Jung's soul referred to the Red Book as art, she meant all of it.