Carolyn Baker, Ph.D., is the co-author with Andrew Harvey of Return To Joy, having herself written Dark Gold: The Human Shadow And The Global Crisis; Love In The Age Of Ecological Apocalypse: The Relationships We Need To Thrive; and Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths For Turbulent Times. Her previous books are Navigating The Coming Chaos: A Handbook For Inner Transition and Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path Of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse. With Guy McPherson, Carolyn co-authored Extinction Dialogs: How To Live With Death In Mind. She lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado, and manages Carolyn Baker Educational Services, LLC. A former psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history, Carolyn is a life coach and spiritual consultant for people who want to live more resiliently in the present as they navigate the global crisis.
Mining The Dark Gold: The Hidden Wisdom Of Shadow Healing
Date(s) - February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
The Shadow knows!
Mystical traditions and Jungian psychology agree: The greatest wisdom lies in the dark. The Shadow is that repressed, unconscious side of yourself that you’d rather not face — but Shadow healing is essential if you are to claim your full humanity, understand the truth of our times, and develop the deep, skillful compassion you need for working with others. It isn’t easy, but the rewards are extraordinary. The treasures in the dark are wisdom and a clear, deep compassion that are born when you know your own Shadow, the Shadow of others, and the way the Shadow works in the world. In this thought-provoking and deeply personal workshop, you’ll explore your Shadow and how it relates to the collective Shadow; how Shadow development serves as a survival mechanism; how the Shadow is projected and how it protects you in the short term but harms you in the long term; how to befriend the Shadow with compassion; how energy and creativity become available when you do deep Shadow healing; and how Shadow work facilitates forgiveness of yourself and others, leading to wholeness and new self-knowledge.