January

15th

or whenever you are ready

Kit: Visionary Guidance Challenge

This is a 24 day challenge to activate your soul's visionary capacity as you navigate on a path of embodied imagination and intuition. This is a challenge to see beyond the veil of the world in YOUR OWN WAY that includes visual and verbal symbols and synchronicities.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs

24 days to change your vision

24 days has been found to be the time it takes to create a new pattern and change your life (20-26) . . . and have it last. This experience ripples into our lives, friends, families, and communities. In my experience visions have been shared and collective, testifying to an objective nature of the inner world in which there really is something there. It is just visible in a different way. 

This class comes with a weekly drop-in because, let's face it, we need each other.

In the Dark we see the Light

Celebrate the coming of light and the gift of the darkness.
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Why take the challenge? 

We need to awaken to a deeper sense of ourselves, our calling, and life. Not only is do we take this challenge for ourselves, our family, and community, but the world needs us to live our life. Soul is the breath of life connecting mind body and spirit, breathe deep and breathe life into the world. As Jung said:
"But one thing you must know: the one thing I have learned is that one must live this life." As death confronts us, it is time to look at what life really is.

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

A gnostic path to direct knowledge

This challenge is about connecting to YOUR OWN visionary capacity 

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.

Soul Vision

Archetypal eye

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.
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. C G Jung
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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. 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.

This is a trailhead to your soul

As you move through the coursework, each week's lesson will "show up" and reveal itself in living images and experiences that deepen your insight. Walking in this way, brings you to greater consciousness, as it weaves your inner and outer, unconscious and conscious lives and worlds together. This union is the healing nature of the soul that unites opposites to connect the dots and see the big picture of the Self and soul. 

Coursework and play . . .

Each week your content drops down for you below.

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. 

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 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

Follow in 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. While we begin with the embodied example of Jung's Black and Red Books, we end up off road, exploring the terrain of our own living psychology and soul. There is only one way, your way.

Follow in archetypal footsteps.

Christiana Morgan, Carl Jung, and Hildegarde of Bingen

Introduction

Day 1

Introducing to visioning

Complex Lens

Day 2

Self-reflection. 

Container

Day 3

Create a safe space.

Night Vision

Day 4

Seeing in the dark. 

Cosmic Vision

Day 5

An astrological perspective

Psychology

Day 6

What are your masks?

Shadow

Day 7

Befriending your shadow 

Gnosis

Day 8

Embodying soul knowledge

Map

Day 9

Creating a life map

Color

Day 10

Playing with color 

Black Books

Day 11

Starting a visionary journal

Red Book

Day 12

Adding art (doodling or . . . )

Vision Quest

Day 13

Add self-generated ritual

Purify. water

Day 14

Cleanse your past.

Consecrate. fire

Day 15

Creating a container for creation: journaling.

Ground. earth

Day 16

Practicing methods to help us on our journey.

Inspire. air

Day 17

Activating your imagination to play with your imagery.

Quintessence. you

Day 18

atONE the 4 in greater whole

Union

Day 19

Unite mind, body, and spirit

Gnosis

Day 20

Embodying soul call

Vision

Day 21

Seeing through soul

Map

Day 22

Charting your path

Navigate

Day 23

Set goals as steps

Embark

Day 24

End and begin again

Envisioning the unseen 

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.
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.

On this path you draw from a soul toolkit

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.

Dream into your nature

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. This is more about the alchemical Great Work of Art than art. 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.

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.

A path into the wilderness of the soul

While we enter into the process on a path of painted steppingstones we find ourselves in the natural world. Jung said that the soul would become less and less a personification, an "other" and more a function. So we internalize our soul's capacity to activate the image of the world and navigate our life. We come alive and bring our life to life in its images. Where you find yourself upon this path is unique, but most people experience a deepening into the magic of nature and their own nature.

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.

The soul's goal is to 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. 

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.