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Coyote, the Great North American Trickster

January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Claudio Orso-Giacon, Moonlight & Serenade, 2016. Woodblock. By permission.
Claudio Orso-Giacon, Moonlight & Serenade, 2016. Woodblock. By permission.
See a slideshow of the workshop on Dyane’s Website

Dyane Sherwood will introduce you to Coyote, who indulges his greedy and lascivious nature and tries to get what he wants through trickery and a disregard for cultural norms. He was a popular figure throughout native peoples in North America, whose stories used outrageous humor to teach us about the Coyote in ourselves and warn us about the Coyote in others.

Each person will have the opportunity to use paper clay, paint, and other art supplies to make your own Coyote figure. We will make the figures in the morning, and then paint and decorate them after lunch. You may also wish to write a story of your own about an encounter with Coyote!

We will end the day by studying a no-longer practiced Navajo story and healing ritual that takes us more deeply into the evil and harm caused by Coyote when his path leads to addiction, abuse, and mental illness.

Note:  Registration is limited to 30 attendees.

Related Friday Talk: Living in Harmony with the Natural World: The Lakota World View

Dyane N. Sherwood, Ph.D. did her analytic training at the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where she was certified in Adult and in Child and Adolescent Analysis. After graduation, she served as Editor of The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal (which she re-visioned as Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche), on the Board, as a speaker in public programs, and as a Training Analyst. In 2010, she moved to Oberlin, Ohio, where she has a private practice. She has published book chapters and articles and also co-authored a book with the late Joseph Henderson, MD, Transformation of the Psyche: The Symbolic Alchemy of the Splendor Solis (Routledge, 2003). Website: dyanesherwood.com.

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January 21, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.

Bring a sack lunch for the 45 minute onsite lunch.


Unity Church of Portland
4525 SE Stark
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Ample free parking.