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culture suffers from anything today it well may be the loss of embodied passion
and its companion compassion. The quest for uncovering and recovering the roots
of the deep feminine inevitably take us into matter and an uncovering of both
the heart and the soul of our quest. What the mind cannot fathom the body
already knows. What the culture intellectually resists can sicken us mind, body
Until I did this work using an outline of my own body and
facing my feelings about my body by looking into my own eyes in a mirror I
had never been able to stand my body. Now I am filled with love for this
dear friend. Mindful Mirroring ™ is a profound way to relate to oneself."
Dr. Paula Reeves is a well-known
lecturer, author and mythographer in the fields of psychology and spirituality.
A therapist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia, she has led retreats in
Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, England, Australia, Canada and the United States.
She has presented her work on intuition and the body at the Jung Institut in
Kusnacht. A colleague of Marion Woodman's for over seventeen years, she leads
retreats with Dr. Woodman as a member of the BodySoul Rhythms Canadian team.
Author of two books, Women's Intuition: Unlocking the Wisdom of the Body and Heart Sense: Unlocking Your Highest Purpose and
Deepest Desires, she has an enduring
interest in the relationship between spirit and matter leading her to work with
the metaphors of both the body and the psyche. She has refined this work as an
annual lecturer with the Jungian Conferences offered by Journey into Wholeness
for over twenty-two years. The founder of
Spontaneous Contemplative Movement
and Mindful Mirroring™
she teaches participants in her retreats and lectures how to listen to the
wisdom of the body and follow the directions of the embodied feminine, of soul.
Paula's work in applied psychoneuroimunology has led her to combine her
knowledge of neurobiology, the metaphors of symptoms, dream symbols, and
movement into a rich and deeply meaningful personal psychospiritual experience
for each individual. Her programs will be especially meaningful to anyone
working with a chronic illness or symptom. She uses material from her very
insightful book Heart Sense to open your
relationship with the healing intensions of the heart and the multiple ways the
heart "speaks" for the Self. Heart Sense
has been used with Cardiac Recovery Groups as a guide for deeper healing.
. Marion Woodman
February 7, 2010.
In the Realms of
Coatilcue. A BodySoul Intensive in
Mexico. La Isla, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico. Located 45 minutes from Mexico
City airport in the Tepoztlán Valley with a spectacular view of the Tepozteco
mountain, La Isla is a peaceful and beautiful retreat surrounded by nature.
Reeves,PH.D., Mary Hamilton; Martha de la Garza Adler; Patricia LLosa.
retreat with Paula Reeves, Ruth Hill, Martha Grant, and Kate Keller. Montreat
Conference Center, Montreat, North Carolina.
March 7-13, 2010.
the Forbidden Lamp: Reclaiming My Soul's Birthright.
the years I have told four great myths as teaching tales: Psyche and Eros,
Demeter and Persephone, Inanna, and the Grail Myth from a woman's perspective.
These myths are profoundly metaphoric descriptions of the relationship between
the personal unconscious, the collective unconscious and the ego. They are as
pertinent for modern men and women alike as they were for the cultures they
sprang from. Join us and learn to creatively engage in a conversation between
body and soul, between dreams and the ego, between your heart and your
"Paula's capacity to allow a Myth
to have its own voice has taught me more about my capacity to
appreciate the both-and tensions in my life. The entire teaching
team’s deeply intuitive guidance into movement and play as I listen
to what matters in my body gives me a sense of focus and assurance.
Before I began attending these retreats I believed every choice was
a matter of either-or. And now I know that I do not have to develop
a symptom in order to get my own attention"
"No matter how many times I hear
Paula tell a myth she always enters it at a different place and from
a different perspective that speaks directly to a woman's processes
and her struggle with herself and her relationships. Paula's
capacity to weave a myth into a teaching tale is practiced, poetic
Marian Dunlea and Wendy Willmot.
week long women's retreat at the Dunderry Lodge in Navan County, Ireland not
far from the sites of Tara and the prehistoric passage tomb NewGrange. This
annual Women's Retreat is held in a beautifully refurbished Irish hunting
lodge nestled on 60 acres of private grounds, situated in the "bend of the
Boyne River". You will fly into the Dublin Airport and be picked up by coach
for the short trip to Dunderry. Contact
This is the
tenth year that women from Europe and North America have been gathering for a
week of self exploration as we light the forbidden lamp and weave together both
the inner and the outer landscape by listening to a myth and allowing the
metaphors to teach us through movement,
Mindful Mirroring™ and BodySoul mapping as we explore our soul work
May, Am I My
Every woman knows that in order to claim her authentic self she must be
willing to light the lamp of intentional consciousness, to look more closely
at life and the choices it offers. In the process we learn that much we have
thought of as difficult may have been lessons from the deep feminine, teaching
us about our soul's strength: teaching us about Sophia's will and our personal
responsibility in choosing to follow Conscious Femininity.
Long before the written word there was already a rich oral tradition of story,
meant to teach the listener how to understand the inner world while developing
the correct relationship between the ego and the Self. In this retreat we
will hear Innana’s story of her individuating feminine, first as a maiden and
then as a mature woman. One is the story of impatience and a desire for
autonomy. The other, is the story of individuation and courage impelling one
to live a life of conscious choices. Each involves the constant interplay
between the difficult choices of unconscious Fate and conscious Destiny. As
we listen to our dreams, our symptoms, our body, and our imagination we will
follow the differing paths for each of these. We will tune our ears to the
“great below” and hear how the fierce call of the feminine, of Eriskigel,
summons Innana to claim a conscious life, ultimately holding her accountable
for her choices in relationship to the inner masculine. Using dream
gathering, ritual, movement, BodySoul Mapping and Mindful Mirroring TM we will
invite the deep feminine to teach us how to uncover the twin energies of
unconsciousness and conscious individuation required to ignite the spark that
will light our forbidden lamp and illumine the path toward a conscious and
intentional reunion with the Self and our unclaimed life.
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