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BEGINNING

Put your burdens down on paper to heal

Come create a healing journal in a 3 month class designed to support you. Together we will embark on an archetypal healing journey that people have travelled through the ages. Journaling has been found to help you heal, reducing stress as well as symptoms of disease and trauma. This is a playful way to dive into the unconscious healing imagery of soul. 

Path of  Power: A Journey of Inner Peace

While this is an archetypal or universal path, it is paradoxically yours and yours alone. For, only you can find your way. Though the terrain and outcomes will vary, there are basic steps that will remain the same for all travelers:
  • Learn the Art of Making an Art Journal (from gathering supplies to writing and adding color)
  • Develop your Creative Skills (from active imagination to doodling and mandalas)
  • Discover ways to work and play with Images (from dreams, visions, and synchronicities)
  • Explore techniques to embody inner Images (from collage to pens and paint)
  • Create a map of your Journey to chart your WAY (to see where you have been and are going)
  • Receive a Certification in Creative Journaling to apply professionally or toward your Soul Space path

Creative Healing 

This 12 week class in creative journaling explores journaling as a path of transformative healing. Beginning by embracing your inner artist, releasing fear, and letting go of judgement, you will embark on an archetypal journey following in the footsteps of your soul , Carl Jung, Leonardo da Vinci, Frida Kahlo, Albert Einstein, Hildegarde of Bingen, and more.  
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An Introduction

Getting to know Heather and the PATH
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Who is this path for?

No art "skills" are required or even relevant. This class is about deep transformation. It is ideal for anyone who seeks their: life purpose or soul's calling; a deeper relationship to themselves, others, and their soul; a connection to the unity that underlies reality; and an abiding love that comes from realizing that you indwell an animate or ensouled cosmos. This is not a superficial path for the feint of heart, but a depth experience.

Choosing your PATH

Is this the right path for you?
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What are people saying . . .

This coursework is deep psycho-active or soul activating creativity. 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. At its foundation this art is about 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

Why walk this path?

What people have experienced
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Heather Taylor-Zimmerman, PhD

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.

Journaling Self-Awareness

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

Basic Questions

Do you need to know how to draw and other questions. (No)
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A structure that follows soul

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 enter into deeper relationship 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 group discussion. Activities and creative prompts are woven throughout the coursework to help you bring it to life in YOUR LIFE.

A trailhead to the imagination

As you walk you activate your imagination and open to the symbolic guidance of the soul in synchronicity, dreams, and visions. You are dreaming yourself awake and learning to see the waking world as if in a dream through the symbolic sight and insight of your soul. Opening to an archetypal perspective, you will begin to perceive the mythic story that underpins your life, guiding you on a path both within and without. As you move through the course, each week's lesson will "show up" and reveal itself in living images and experiences that deepen your insight. 

Coursework and play . . .

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Circles of Support

This process is contained by your soul along with 3 circles of support that expand with you as you create your opus. Each is designed to offer a different level of containment as you individuate into yourself and group. To create these circles, you can make subgroups in the social media hub. Additionally, we will have a course specific group that will have access. This is what you make of it, so reach out and create your healing web. 

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 in partnership
Journey with an alchemical partner to mirror him. A partner helps you reflect on your process.

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.

Follow archetypal footsteps

While we follow the voice and vision of Jung to guide us upon our way, we also follow in the footsteps of artists and seekers from the past and present who have trod this soulful path through the ages. Integrating different examples from different traditions helps us explore and experience the breadth and depth of the soul's archetypal pathway as a creative form of transformation. While we follow in the footsteps of Jung, Christiana Morgan, and others, we ultimately find our way through the interweaving of synchronicity and story that reveals our own unique passage and images. 

Creating a container

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. 

A 3 month journey

While 3 month may seem like a long time compared to a weekend workshop, Jung took years to create his Black and Red Books. These course steps are designed to provide a minimum of support and time to embark on a circuitous journey home to the soul and Self. They balance the need to go deep and live in the world, offering creative isolation along with partner and group work to simulate elements of the students Jung taught, following his own process and soul. In walking this path you are activating your imagination beyond art, as you enter into the Great Work of Art of the transformation of your life and the world.

This course comes with a discussion group, bi-weekly zoom, and an opening and closing session with Heather.

A 3 month journey

Create a transformative healing habit. 

1 You are an Artist

Confront judgement, fear, and Self-Doubt to claim the creative power of your soul.

2 Pick up your Pen

Explore images as a way to see, hear, and feel your soul's symbolic images. 

3 Let Go & Flow

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4 Ritual & Reverie

Experience a process of centering, opening, feeling, invoking, and receiving. 

5 Release . Reimagine

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6 Active Imagination

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7 Healing Wounds

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8 Soul Landscape

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9 Mandala Healing

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10 Collage

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11 Dreams

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12 Living Dream

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Introduction to Journaling

Step 1

Beginning your journal practice. Images as the soul's language.

Carl Jung & Active Imagination

Step 2

Finding your way to journal.

Leonardo da Vinci

Step 3

Exploring sketching and doodling.

Hildegarde of Bingen

Step 4

Adding color and composition.

Frida Kahlo

Step 5

Processing emotions in images.

Your Way

Step 6

Bringing it all together.

The map is not the landscape

Just like the saying that the map is not the land, this path and the landscape you cover are unique to your experience. Still, a map can help you orient and find your way. So, we begin with creating a container or space for our creativity, gathering our supplies and centering ourselves in our soul. From there, each week brings a new lesson that characterizes the stage of the path, from ethics to shadow work to your soul's symbolic language. It is essential that you not know where you are going (so you can appreciate it when you get there and also feel like you are lost). Yet, you can trust that every week has guidance established to help you. Like participants in a trust building exercise, you need to lean into this. 

Your soul brings you a vision 

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.

Archetypal Psychology + Creativity

Soul Path
The soul leads us to deep transformation and self-realization in ways that are creative and imaginative. 
Called by your soul through images from dreams, visions and the imagination, you are transformed in a process of deep soul care and soul relationship embodied in art.
Soul Love
The soul leads us to love which is the soul's greatest gift, reflecting their ability to unite opposites.
Just as Jung received a crown that said love never ends, we are guided to our own realization of self and soul love. What this looks and feels like is unique to each person.
Self Care
Self-care tends to your whole Self, gathering forgotten and repressed fragments of your soul from the past.
Receive tools that will support you to release unconscious patterns of self-doubt and neglect that lead to imbalance and disease. Down time is essential for creative growth.
Self Love
Gain the courage, confidence, and capacity of your soul to express Self-love for who YOU are.
Self-love is rooted in radical and deep acceptance of your uniqueness--how you are different. It is embodied in the unique qualities that are yours and yours alone.

Your 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. Using the picture superiority effect to draw upon our evolution and orientation to vision, the coursework combines visual and verbal imagery in ways that have been proven 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.

Soul advice: "drop into your heart"

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.

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. 

Soul make you whole.

This deep self-care heals you by helping you remember the forgotten and dismembered parts of yourself, life, and soul. Buried in the unconscious, these fragments of your Self are gathered by following your soul and harvesting your soul's images in art and creativity. This process touches and redresses core wounds that lie at the heart of your complexes, mining the rich soil of your unconscious to embrace lost parts, buried and cast in shadow. You need all of these pieces to reclaim your power and soul. On a fundamental level this is a soul retrieval and a soul mate relationship. 

The soul's energy is creative.

When we tap into the soul we tap into our ability to create, reflecting the creative nature of the soul. Our creativity can take different forms of expression in gardening or painting, poetry or sculpting, and it reflects the unique qualities and characteristics of your soul: of you. Art is a path of creativity connecting you and your soul through the imagination. 
Only in our creative acts do we step forth into the light and see ourselves as whole and complete. C G Jung