Writing as Spiritual Practice
January 19, 2001 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
you are sea green
to my blue song
you fling the whole ocean
out of your hair
you speak in all the tongues
– Naomi Ruth Lowinsky
Poetry has been an expression of soul, a way to sing praise, lament, invoke, tell stories, pray, since the beginning of human culture. Poets keep their ears to the ground of the changing myth; they are the instruments on which the gods play their music. It is the poets who can guide us in a time like our own, when the myths are changing. Poets know how to follow the waves of the cultural unconscious, how to fish in the vast waters of the collective unconscious, bringing up treasure from the deep.
This talk is an act of imagination, an articulation of an inner dialogue with the poetic Self. We will consider what poetry has to do with Jungian analysis. We will listen to the news as told by the poets, especially those who are bringing the goddess back to consciousness.
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Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Ph.D., is a poet, an analyst member of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, poetry and fiction editor of Psychological Perspectives, and a reviewer of poetry for the San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal. She speaks and publishes widely on “the feminine” and on “the creative” and her poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines. Her book of poems, red clay is talking, came out last year. She is also the author of The Motherline: Every Woman’s Journey to Find Her Feminine Roots.This event has passed.