Heather Taylor Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Heather has a doctoral degree in creativity and psychology. She is a co-creator of the land-based Beloved Teachings and the founder of the Soul of Creativity with an upcoming workbook on art as a path of transformation.
Her work plays with the soul's creative nature as a way to reconnect your nature to the natural world. Walking upon an archetypal path of embodied healing, she guides you on a journey into the depths to find yourself and you way. This path bridges the whole brain, body and Self.
Kim LincolnTerrain of Essence
Kim is an author of Soul Power and co-creator of Beloved Teachings and visionary of Soul Space. She is the founder of the Terrain of Essence Teachings, navigating the landscape of your soul.
Her work freely weaves energetic science and ancient mysticism into a simple, direct way to access your intrinsic being, synthesizing principles of trauma resolution, spiritual psychology, quantum mechanics, and the subtle anatomy of the Soul.
Be HIVEAnna Boatright
Heart + Soul
Anna has a background in technology, marketing and cultural anthropology. She believes in the power of energy, the magic of the Universe and the human potential to manifest. She creates platforms to connect us energetically.
Her work is to create ritual practices and platforms to live consciously as wild souls. Her belief is that we have access to a field of potentiality beyond our wildest dreams. This is our destiny. Using our heart and soul to navigate, we journey home. We are the legacy.
Walking the Star
9 Keys of Manifestation
Are you ready to take the next step in your evolution? To discover the seen and unseen, the known and unknown? To bridge heaven and earth, as embodied spirit, and matter?
Awaken to the essence of you through these ancient mystery teachings. Where you are the star of your universe embracing your beloved in you.
Soul Cafe Live
Fourth Friday of each month, 3-5PM Pacific Standard Time.
Q&A practicing content with KIM LINCOLN.
“It is letting go to embrace your essence, the soul of your being. Beloved.”
Explore the Magic Square; 9 Keys of Manifestation
Heart + Soul
Like a compass oriented to your destiny, the chakras are a map that connects heaven and earth in your body. We use the 7 physical chakras and the 5 star chakras to bridge above and below.
This class has 14 weeks. We will explore each of the chakras with an introduction to the zodiac and your soul! We will play with energy and how to align your subtle energy body.
Your physical existence is vibrational; you are vibrating energy. You raise and lower your vibration based on the energy you embody. We use Universal Laws to manifest.
This class has 14 weeks. We will use tools and techniques of manifestation. This is soul guided and we start with your heart and soul. We align to the magic of the Universe.
Heart + Soul
We use the language of the stars, light and symbolism, to connect to the heavens as a celestial map. The zodiac forms a wheel that guides us, connecting heaven and earth in our life.
This class is 14 weeks. We will use the Zodiac - the twelve equal sections of the sky - energetically distinguished in the heavens. Humans have long used this heavenly map guide them.
Soul of Creativity
Journey to the Heart
This is a year-long exploration of the heart path of the soul. Following in the archetypal footsteps of the psychologist Carl Jung and other visionaries through the ages, you learn to communicate with your soul in symbolic images. As you step on artistic stepping stones deeper into your nature you discover yourself and Self on a path of eco-art therapy.
Embodying Your Soul
This 10 week class plays with journaling and art to create a soul portrait. Portraits are a reflection of the soul and in this deep reflection we explore art as a way to envision, embody and dialogue with the soul. This is not art that is "perfect;" this is art that helps us remember, reimagine and recreate ourselves, seeing through the eyes and images of the soul.
Deep Self Care
Dive into Your Being
Deep Self Care recognizes that wholeness is at the heart of health. Introducing a basic toolkit of soul-tending practices and approaches, this is a great 10 week course to help your on your life journey. From centering to mindfulness, active imagination to creation, journaling to deep breathing, this toolkit is designed to help you survive and thrive.
Reimagine and recreate yourself with Soul of Creativity.
Creating Your Red Book
This is a 12 week journey on a path of soul, following in the archetypal footsteps of the psychologist Carl Jung to create your own Red Book. Dive deep into Jung's inner dialogue as an archetypal example of how to seek and find your soul. Welcome to a depth experience in which you begin your own quest through active imagination to create your opus.
"Everyone has an opus--a soul work." C G Jung
Create your Red Book
This is a deep dive into the process that Jung called an "invaluable method" and "liberation." In this course you will create an art journal as a path of transformative individuation. Elaborate your journal into a creative opus, creating art and soul.
This class is for anyone who seeks the depths.
No art "skills" or psychological knowledge are required. This class is about deep transformation that requires. 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 an animate or ensouled cosmos.
Getting to know Heather and the PATH
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
What will you get from this PATH?
Experience and Certification
These courses are about deep experience but they also come with a certificate, because they represent stepping stones that lead to an ability and coming class that will help you guide others on this path as Jung did.
Vocation: Follow your soul's calling
"Every human life contains a potential, if that potential is not fulfilled, then that life was wasted." This is a call to the rhizome buried in our life that holds our purpose. What is our potential--our soul's true call?
Your Heroic Quest Kit
Your Heroic Quest is a kit designed to support your life journey, whether you are embarking after graduating from high school or college or from a career in retirement. This is a journey that explores and navigates your life through the perspective of a hero.ine's quest to .
Answering Basic Questions
Do you have to be an artist and other questions (the answer is no).
A soul path that leads inward and downward
Jung begins his Black Books with the recognition of a "huge task" that lay before him, as he "got into the dark" and "groped along" his path. So, begins a journey to find and reunite with soul: "'My soul, my soul where are you?'" How many of us feel that we have lost our soul and our way? This is a course in which we seek the inner guidance off our soul to find our soul, Self, and way on a journey into the depths and the desert of our being. This is a path that leads us to our soul's call and life's purpose, uncovering images buried within the dark earth of the unconscious.
Step by step
Like any path that we travel upon, this journey takes us step by step from one place or state of consciousness to another. Yet, on this pathway we do not lead but follow the soul, allowing the soul's vision to guide us. In this way we seek and find the soul, embodying the soul's sight and insight.
"I am ultimately doing this to find my soul." C G Jung
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A format to support your growth
Each week you walk on stepping stones that introduce fundamental concepts, quotes, and skills. These steps are patterned to help you follow your soul. Each week you will get a new video to watch, along with creative prompts, tutorials, and a written material. You journey held within a circle of support and aided by an alchemical partner, interacting in live zoom sessions and a private social media platform. The learning structure includes many unique features that help support you.
This is 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 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.
This class follows 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 begin with the embodied example of Jung's Red Books, we end up off road, exploring the terrain of our own living psychology and soul. There is only one way, your way.
Coursework and play . . .
Each week your content drops down for you below. Here is some content to go through as we deepen into and wait for the journey to begin.
A structure to CONTAIN the process
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.
You travel alone.
To really experience the darkness of the dark night of the soul, you need to be alone with your soul. So, you walk alone.
A partner helps to mirror you.
Like Jung in partnership
Jung went through this process with an alchemical partner to mirror him. A partner helps you reflect on your process.
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 sacred space.
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 Books. These course steps are designed to provide a minimum of support and time needed 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 that Jung taught and lead, 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.
Black Books introduction
Journaling as a path.
Creating a container.
Beginning your journey
Activating your imagination
Where are you, my soul?
How did I find you?
I will stay with you.
I will continue my story.
I must return to myself.
I am willing.
Between heaven and hell.
Pray to your depths.
Entering your desert.
To become hell.
Turning to a vision.
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
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.
Connecting 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. 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.
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.
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. When Jung's soul referred to The Red Book as art, she meant all of it.
The soul's ethic is authenticity
This is a very simple path that requires that you honor the soul and the soul's images. Jung called this being a disciple to the image but it is really a discipleship to your soul as a guiding image. What this looks like will be unique to you but it is characterized by a sincere attention to the details of your soul's images, a willingness to follow them as a path.
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.
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
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.
This is about embracing your soul power.
Your soul's power is the power to recreate yourself, your life, and the world. In this process you are creating soul to reanimate and reimagine the soul in the world. In embracing your soul power you embrace your soul's gift--something that only you can express. The world needs each of our gifts. So, the end result of the path is that you offer the gift of yourself and soul to the world to make the world whole. You are being You.