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Change your story to change your life

What is your myth? Do you live it?

Your creativity is grounded in your creation story. This kit explores the roots of myth individually and collectively to help you create and live YOUR myth as a blueprint for creating your life and healing the world. 
"Mythology can be defined as the sacred history of humankind." Gerald Hausman
Myths must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another. 
Joseph Campbell
myths are the map we follow as we navigate & create our lives

to live your myth is to live YOUR life 

Myths create & heal us

as individuals & a world.

We live in our myths.
robert anton wilson

What's included? Fixed & dynamic teaching

  • 12 Videos & Text
  • 12 Live sessions w Q & A 
  • Partner Work & Support 
  • Group Container & Social Media Hub

Outcome. creating your myth

Self-paced and guided, prompts and activities lead you to explore the content in your life and way as living myth co-creating your life.

Value. living your life

Examine inherited myths & stories that unconsciously guide your life and values to consciously create and live your life as your unique story.
Set within the seed of the soul is not just a fleeting image or a vague pattern but a lifelong story enfolded within, waiting to be cracked open and lived all the way.
Michael Meade
Explore myths from the personal to the ecological & cosmological, with an introduction to guide you in creating your myth. Covering:
  • Mythic structure & purpose
  • Archetypal images & motifs
  • Mythic language & narrative
  • Shadow work & mythic wounds 
  • Healing complexes & relationships 

    Myth provides a cultural framework for growth, creating, educating and evolving humanity.

Structure + Synchronicity

Self-paced to take as much time as you choose to give it, weaving in practices:
  • Dream & myth journaling
  • Reading, reflection & Journeys
  • Live sessions & assignments
  • Partner & group support
  • Private social media sharing
Outcomes vary but include:
  • Creating your own myth
  • Illustrating or accenting it
  • Mapping your myth
  • Goal setting your mythic journey
  • Guideposts to living your myth
    to recognize ongoing revelation

    "You can no longer see or identify yourself solely as a member of a tribe, but as a citizen of a nation of one people working toward a common purpose." Idowu Koyenikan 

Personal & cultural

Personal myth. a story you tell yourself (and that you were told) to make sense and meaning of your life & world as a guide to navigate your life experience. 

Conscious or not, we live our myths (if not, they live us). We must live our myth to claim the power of:

  • 12 Videos & Text
  • 12 Live sessions w Q & A 
  • Partner Work & Support 
  • Group Container & Social Media Hub

Myths are essential

They order our lives and create meaning, while limiting our roles, behaviors & opportunities 

Effecting & creating all life

Myths are powerful narratives whose values influence all aspects of our lives and all life, including:

Gender

roles, power & relationship 

Race

equality, shame & mythic history

Class

opportunity & privilege 

Identity

 possibility, hope &  diversity

Magic

transcendence & imagination  

Healing

Union & transformation

Focusing on creation myths

They connect us to each other and the world, evolving us through the ages. 
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Personal 

Your story
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Family

Family history
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Community

Deep community
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Ecology

Earth connection
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Cosmology

Cosmic relationship
Everybody acts out a myth, but very few people know what their myth is. And you should know what your myth is because it might be a tragedy and maybe you don't want it to be. . . the collective unconscious appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images.
C G Jung
I believe that legends and myths are largely made of 'truth,' and indeed present aspects of it that can only be received in this mode, and long ago certain truths and modes of this kind were discovered and must reappear. 
J r r tolkien
"When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe." Madleine L'Engle

Why we all need to live our myth

centering & vitality

Your myth centers you and aligns you to your purpose, passion & power

 compassion & love

Making your myth conscious requires compassion and love for yourself & others

world view & service

Our myths need to change to match the pace of our interconnected evolution

creativity & confidence

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path & calling

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connection & belonging

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Is this kit for you?

What to expect. Hint: it's not always the mythic journey you imagine.
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Myths do not happen all at once. They do not spring forth whole into the world. They form slowly, rolled between the hands of time until their edges smooth, until the saying of the story given enough weight to the words--to the memories. [We create myths together]
V E Schwab

Introduction

Step 1

Introduction & orientation 

Diversity

Step 2

Different kinds of myth

Unity

Step 3

Archetypes in myth

Family

Step 4

Your mythic tradition

Community

Step 5

Mythic connections

Cultural

Step 6

Explore your life story

Ecological

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Shadow

Step 8

Excavate family myth

Creation

Step 9

Your myth of creation

Your Map

Step 10

Make meaning & order

Guide Posts

Step 11

Create markers & watch

Vistas

Step 12

Look for new horizons

Heather 

Following in the soul's footsteps

Heather has been called to walk the transformative path of the Soul of Creativity. Having spent decades in self and soul-directed exploration as a professional artist and seeker, she has taught this process in college classes and workshops. With a doctoral degree in archetypal psychology on art as a transformative process (based on Jung's Red Book), she is passionate about the transformative power of creativity. is a playful seeker, explorer, and inspirer who combines eco, art, and play therapy in a healing and teaching path that is embodied and natural.

Your Myth

Which may surprise you 

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 (who is a part of you). The heart of this path is the love, courage, and compassion you gain from soul contact.
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Myths connect our past & future

They connect us to each other and the world, evolving us through the ages. 

Creating & created

Myths
"Myths which are believed in tend to become true." George Orwell
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge... myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. 
robert fulghum

We need a healing mythology

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The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it--aliens. [It is time to become one with it]
Alan watts
It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths.
Greil Marcus

New cosmology

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Core concepts

The skills you need to become a real professional. Thrive in your career.
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Is it not time that the Christian mythology, instead of being wiped out, was understood symbolically?
c g jung

Shame and shadow

Myths hold both our disease and remedy in images of shadow and light. From the casting out of Adam and Eve from Eden and nature to the schism between Isaac and Ishmael, myths are family stories in need of therapy (healing). They call us to address our core wounds and complexes.
"Shame is a soul-eating emotion." C G Jung

Duality and unity

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Healing is wholeness

In creation myths all is one and then differentiates.
Myth is more individual and expresses life more precisely than does science. 
c g jung

Archetypal images

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Archetypal structure

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Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. &
Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by day.
Joseph campbell & C g jung
True myth may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal 
ursula k le guin

Awaken to unconscious 

No art skills or psychological knowledge are required. This class is about deep healing and transformation, what Jung called individuation. It is for anyone who seeks a life of deep meaning, healing, calling, intimacy, relationship, connection, power, purpose, passion, and soul. This is not a superficial path but one that charts the depths. It is a path for those who have lost their connection to their soul and Self. You only need to be honest and ready. It is a confrontation with ourselves, soul, and Self but also death. So you need to be ready. At the same time, like any initiation, you won't feel ready. 

Mythic relationships

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The Value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity. 
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Who is this for? Depth explorers.

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No art skills or psychological knowledge are required. This class is about deep healing and transformation, what Jung called individuation. It is for anyone who seeks a life of deep meaning, healing, calling, intimacy, relationship, connection, power, purpose, passion, and soul. This is not a superficial path but one that charts the depths. It is a path for those who have lost their connection to their soul and Self. You only need to be honest and ready. It is a confrontation with ourselves, soul, and Self but also death. So you need to be ready. At the same time, like any initiation, you won't feel ready. 

Legends, fairytales & more

This course offers deep transformation and a certificated process to help you guide others as Jung did. This is an archetypal journey for our and all time, but it is also an ethical obligation with a follow up option to teach and help others.

“God left the world unfinished: the pictures unpainted. The songs unsung. Problems unsolved. That man might know the joys of creation.” Thomas S. Monson
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What are your traditions?

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. Each week you will get a new video to watch, a visual text to view, and a downloadable workbook chapter to explore, leading to the last 2 months in which you dive deeper into your art with Red Book readings and emergent partner and group discussion. Activities are woven throughout.

Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light and see ourselves as whole and complete. C G Jung

Trailhead to the imagination.

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Coursework and play . . .

Each week your content drops down for you as a steppingstone that guide us on our life path--the path of our soul.

"One thing you must know: the one thing I have learned is that one must live this life." C G Jung

A structure to CONTAIN the process

This process is contained by your soul but also by 3 circles of support made by you and your group. Each circle expands with you as you create your opus or soul journal, designed to offer different levels of containment as you transform. These circles protect and support you

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.

Create & dedicate your space.

You will create an art studio, creativity altar, and art as your "church" and "cathedral," a place to commune with your soul. This is a place for renewal and retreat whether creating art, lighting a candle, meditating, or doing gentle yoga. These spaces cocoon you as an alchemical container of transformation through your process, nurturing your body and a body of art. 

Following in archetypal footsteps.

This course comes with a discussion group & bi-weekly zoom

Myth Drop In Circle.

Sign up for the support you need. Remember that I am here as a resource as well. Feel free to call and touch in for additional containment and support. Reach out to your alchemical partner and group. You are held.

A 3 month journey home

While 3 month may 

We are storytellers

You begin by remembering childhood play just as Jung began his creative opus by playing as a child. So we remember Picasso's statement that "every child is an artist" and Einstein's realization that "the imagination is greater than knowledge." How did you play and create (come alive) when you were young?
"Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable." C G Jung

Mythic knowledge is cartographic. 

Myths map a journey and a map can help you orient and find your way in your life. So, I use maps to help guide us from step to step, creating a container or space for our creativity, gathering our supplies and centering ourselves in our soul and a journal practice. From there, each week brings a new lesson that characterizes the stage of the path, from ethics to shadow work to the soul's symbolic language of the unconscious. Every week has guidance established to guide you. Like participants in a trust building exercise, you need to lean into this. 

Your soul brings you a vision in art. 

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.

Mythology + Creativity

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calligraphy & Illustration
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Active Imagination
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Mythic regeneration
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Your images guide you.

Imagination has a shared root with image and magi for magus, magician, and magic. Images are the language and wealth of the soul, drawn from the depths of the collective unconscious. They speak with the power of the world soul and what Jung called the "magical value of art." Your images are symbolic and natural, emerging with their own color, shape, composition, and form. 

Share your story with others

Bridging head and heart, this course follows in Jung's footsteps as he followed his soul into the wilds of his psychological nature to reconnect with the natural world. Because creativity expresses in our nature and in nature, this is an eco-art therapeutic path to wholeness--to the whole world. It is about your transformative growth, patterned after the perennial rhizome planted in the rich earth of your imagination to grow out of you in art.
"I immersed myself in nature, crawled, as it were, into the very essence of nature and away from the whole human world. . . The only important thing is to follow nature.” C G Jung

Connect to the soul's creative nature

Images connect our nature to nature because we are a part of nature. So these courses work and play with the nature of our body. Drawing upon our psychological and physiological evolution toward visual evolution and primacy, the coursework combines visual and verbal imagery to maximize our whole brain and body learning. Just as images are the wealth and language of the soul, they are the language we speak in our creativity throughout the coursework. You are learning the unique language of your soul's images that are both visual and verbal.

The soul's ethic is authenticity

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, words and paintings as images.