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2010 Pre-conference Events
October 13 - 14, 2010

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, SO REGISTER AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO ENSURE YOUR PARTICIPATION.

Preceding the October 14-18, 2009 Moving Toward Wholeness Conference -- all at Laurel Ridge Conference and Retreat Center  are three Pre-conference Events.  The time of these events is:

October 13, 6:00 PM to October 14, 4:00 PM (with on-site registration at 5:00 PM)
 

All three events require participants to pre-register. Deadline for Registering is September 28, 2010 (if space is still available). After that you may still call registrar Tom Lane at 336-545-1200 to see if we can make a space for you.

Registrants to these Pre-conference events will receive a $20.00 discount off of their fee for “
Moving Toward Wholeness” conference.  Details of each event can be found below.

 

Registrants, not attending a Pre-Conference event (with the exception of "Walking the Land," to which all are invited), who would like to REQUEST lodging for October 13 should use the email button below to make your request directly as soon you can, to ensure that we are able to accommodate you.

(In your REQUEST for this special non-participant lodging, please specify your anticipated arrival time. (The fee includes Wednesday dinner, Thursday breakfast and lunch -- $100.00 per person in a single room; $90 per person in a double room). You are invited to participate in "Going to the Land" with Muriel McMahon.

 

Pre-conference Event #A

The Language of the Soul 
Led by: John and Carolyn Martin

     October 13, 6:00 PM to October 14, 4:00 PM (with on-site registration at 5:00 PM)

 

 

Pre-conference Event #B

Healing from Within
Combining Psychology and Spirituality to Heal the Soul
Led By: Benig Mauger

October 13, 6:00 PM to October 14, 4:00 PM (with on-site registration at beginning at 5:00 PM) 

 

 

Pre-conference Event #C

Dream Catcher Gathering;  Preparing for the Sacred;

Going to the Land; 
Led by: Muriel McMahon

October 13, 6:00 PM to October 14, 4:00 PM (with on-site registration at beginning at 5:00 PM) 

 


The Language of the Soul
Led by The Rev. John L. Martin, D.Min. and Carolyn Martin, M.R.E.

The purpose of this seminar is to familiarize the participants with the basic concepts of Jungian Psychology. We have discovered that the best way to do this is in terms of a living model of the psyche as it was understood by Jung. The seminar is structured to allow us to do just this. In order to communicate his understanding of the human psyche Jung developed his own vocabulary and an understanding of this vocabulary is important is appropriating Jung’s psychology for our personal lives.

Session I - Jung’s Model of the Psyche

We will consider how symbols work in terms of Jung’s approach. We then turn to Jung’s model of the psyche and locate its various aspects: the personal unconscious, the collective unconscious, ego, persona, shadow, anima and animus, complexes and the Self. This material is presented, not as a set of philosophical concepts, but as living realities with which we have to deal each day of our life; the things that make us feel the way we feel and act the way we act.

Session II

Projection - Our experience of the realities of the personal unconscious, the collective unconscious, ego, persona, shadow, anima and animus, complexes and the Self involves an elementary psychological reality that is important for us to understand. We will spend a certain amount of time defining and illustrating the basic psychological experience of projection.

Concepts of Anima/Animus - Would it be safe to say that our relationships with the opposite sex can be a little problematic? We think so. In this session we carefully consider Jung’s contribution to this area of personal relationships. Using his notions of anima (the woman within the man) and animus (the man within the woman), we attempt to clarify the dynamics of these "invisible partners." Film clips are wonderful tools in this part of our study.

Session III - Jung’s Theory of the Complex

Perhaps the most important practical contribution of Jung to modern life is his theory of the complex. To grasp his understanding of complexes can change the way we think about ourselves and can open exciting doors of personal transformation. With this part of our study all that has gone before will come together in a way that we trust will be of genuine benefit to everyone participating.

he Rev. John L. Martin, D.Min. and Carolyn Martin, M.R.E.John Martin was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and grew up in Gadsden, Alabama. Carolyn Martin also grew up in Gadsden, Alabama and married John, “the boy next door”. John received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Carolyn has a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. They retired at the end of June 2003 after thirty-three years at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, Tennessee. John served as minister and during that time at the church he had an extensive ministry as a pastoral counselor. Carolyn worked there as Director of Christian Education.

John and Carolyn led the Introduction to Jung weekend seminars for the Journey into Wholeness for twenty years and served on the Board of Directors of Journey for several years. John was also a frequent presenter at the Journey into Wholeness Conferences.

Date: October 13 at 5:45 PM to October 14 at 4:00 PM
On-site registration begins 5:00 PM
Costs: Subject to Availability here are the rates:

$165.00 Single Occupancy;

$135.00 Double; Motel-style Room for October 13, 2010
(Includes Dinner on October 13, and breakfast and lunch on October 14, 2010 )

Fee includes tuition, dinner, breakfast, lunch and lodging

Note: Registrants receive a $20.00 discount off of their Moving Toward Wholeness Conference registration.

Register:    Deadline for Registering is September 28, 2010 (if space is still available.) After that you may still call registrar, Tom Lane at 336-545-1200 to see if we can make a space for you.

Click here to Register for the Language of the Soul.  
 

Brochure: Language of the Soul - Brochure

Healing From Within™
Combining Psychology and Spirituality to Heal the Soul
Led by:
Benig Mauger

An understanding of the transcendent and mystical that is deeply grounded in the psychological is necessary if we are not to get bogged down in the narcissism of ‘woundology’, or swept away by an ungrounded mysticism that promises healing without struggle.’*

Over half a century after Jung, in an increasingly fragmented world, man is still in search of his soul. Despite being told that wholeness and love lie within us, in our ‘quick fix’ society, we often look for answers outside of ourselves and remain trapped in our wounds thus hampering our spiritual growth.

Psychology teaches us that we repeat emotional patterns so that to heal we must revisit the parts of us that have splintered off due to hurt or trauma. The teachings of spirituality, on the other hand, tell us that to find inner peace we must practice forgiveness and acceptance. How do we do this? How do we learn to reconcile our emotional wounding with being able to forgive? How do we heal so that we can practice unconditional love and live in harmony not simply with ourselves, but with others?

Wednesday evening, using a unique combination of Jungian depth psychology and spirituality, Jungian psychotherapist and author Benig Mauger will share how true healing comes from within and how to travel into this profound terrain of the heart.

* From ‘Love in a Time of Broken Heart: Healing From Within’, by Benig Mauger . 

Thursday, using meditation, art, movement and dream work, this experiential workshop will examine how soul patterns, transmitted to us in early life, influence our relationships.  It will offer a framework for understanding how these imprints are played out in our lives.  Additionally, since the union of the masculine and feminine within is essential to individual spiritual wellbeing,  participants will discover how heartbreak can be a sacred initiation leading us to love and compassion.  With myth and poetry to illustrate the journey to the Inner Marriage,  this workshop will help you heal your heart from wounds you feel have held you back. Identifying your own habitual patterns in relationships will help you balance your male and female energies and recover a sense of your inner wholeness and spiritual purpose.
 
"Benig Mauger's  teaching message and her personal essence are timeless and seamless. The highest ancient wisdom is always of the heart and Benig is a master storyteller, healer and vessel of the soul's traditions. What makes Benig Mauger unique is her ability to be with people in their grief and their humanness.  A strong teacher and speaker as well as therapist and writer, Benig is gifted with the ability to provide information while coming directly from the heart.  Her work touches participants through a compassionate engagement that allows them to access their own hearts as well.

Benig Mauger www.soul-connections.com is a Jungian psychotherapist, poet, speaker and author from Ireland.  Well known in her native land and Europe, she now lives part of the year in Florida and is beginning to expand her work in the U.S.   In 1986, she established the Holistic Birth Centre in London and is regarded as a pioneer in pre- and perinatal psychology in recognizing the spiritual aspects of birth and how the birth experience affects the journey through life.  Founder member of IAPA (Irish Analytical Psychology Association), Benig later also founded Soul Connections, which aims to restore soul to everyday living.   

She is author of numerous books and articles. some of which have been published in the USA, Britain, Russia, Germany, Australia and Greece.

Testimonials about Benig Mauger:

"Benig's workshop at Rowe Conference Center was the best I have attended in a long time, a combination of deep inner work and physical play which included singing, dancing, writing and drawing. She held us as we told our stories, moved through our grief, relived our past through our presence with each other. Benig has the ability to adapt to the participants' needs, and the strength to guide the group to a compassionate whole. Her books are simple enough for the layman and yet complex enough to hold the attention of the clinical worker. Wonderful!" Singer and songwriter

“With the use of archetypes, fairy tales and dream enactment, Benig encouraged us to explore how our earliest experiences shape our patterns of relating. I found Benig to be a very human and compassionate woman who shared some of her own journey with us thus enabling us to do the same. A truly healing and transformative experience!” Social Care Worker.

 

Date: October 13 at 5:45 PM to October 14 at 4:00 PM
On-site registration begins 5:00 PM
Costs: Subject to Availability here are the rates:

$165.00 Single Occupancy;

$135.00 Double; Motel-style Room for October 13, 2010
(Includes Dinner on October 13, and breakfast and lunch on October 14, 2010 )

Fee includes tuition, dinner, breakfast, lunch and lodging

Note: Registrants receive a $20.00 discount off of their Moving Toward Wholeness Conference registration.

Register:    Deadline for Registering is September 28, 2010 (if space is still available.) After that you may still call registrar, Tom Lane at 336-545-1200 to see if we can make a space for you.

Click here to Register

Brochure: Healing From Within Brochure

 


Dream Catcher Gathering
Led by: Muriel McMahon


A North American Hopi prophesy teaches:

Great Spirit gathered the peoples of this earth together… He said to the human beings, "I'm going to send you to four directions and over time I'm going to change you to four colors, but I'm going to give you some teachings and you will call these the Original Teachings and when you come back together with each other you will share these Original Teachings so that you can live and have peace on earth, and a great civilization will come about."

Join Canadian analyst Muriel McMahon, Elder in the Algonkin First Nations Tradition in a pre-conference Dream Catcher gathering. Muriel will share Traditional story and song. In this gathering we will begin to come back together with each other and share these Original Teachings so that you can live and have peace on earth, and a great civilization will come about. You will be invited to tie Dream Catcher ribbons to Snowdrop Dreaming (hand drum) and share your pre-conference dreams.

Preparing for the Sacred with Muriel McMahon

Preparing sacred space is a responsibility and a response-ability of indigenous and land based cultures. Join Canadian analyst Muriel McMahon, Elder in the Algonkin First Nations Tradition for teachings and experiential preparations for conference Ceremonies. You will learn how to purify and prepare yourself, the teaching Lodges, the gathering places, and the Ceremonial Fire circles. You will make Prayer ties and be invited to assist in Ceremonial protocol in the First Nations Traditions.

Going to the Land with Muriel McMahon

Thursday Afternoon, October 14, 2-4 PM (This event is open to any participant, who arrives early enough to participate by starting time -- no additional charge; no discount provided for Moving Toward Wholeness.)

Indigenous wisdom teaches that our Ancient Ones inhabit the forests, mountains, rivers, and the plains of Turtle Island. When we walk on Grandmother Turtle’s back, we walk on the bones of our ancestors. Join Canadian analyst Muriel McMahon, Elder in the Algonkin First Nations Tradition on an inspirational and ceremonial walk into the beauty and mystery of Laurel Ridge. With nearly 700 acres of woods, hiking trails, waterfalls, and spectacular mountain views we will “Go To The Land” to ask the Ancient Ones to bless our conference. We will offer sacred tobacco to the Keepers of the seven directions. We make a food offering to our winged, one legged, and four legged brothers and sisters. We will hike the property and return to a small fire for Ceremony.

 

Date: October 13, 
On site registration 5:00 PM
Costs: For Lodging for Oct. 13, 2009 Per Person, Subject to Availability here are the rates:

$155.00 Single Occupancy;

$125.00 Double Occupancy
Motel-style Room for October 13, 2009
(Includes Dinner on October 13, and breakfast and lunch on October 14, 2010)

Fee INCLUDES MEAL(S) AND DISCOUNT to "Moving Toward Wholeness." 
Note: Registrants to this Pre-conference event will receive a $20.00 discount off of their fee for “The Moving Toward Wholeness Conference."

Register:    Deadline for Registering is September 28, 2010 (if space is still available.) After that you may still call registrar, Tom Lane at 336-545-1200 to see if we can make a space for you.

Click here to Register for

Dream Catcher Gathering; Preparing for the Sacred;
Going to the Land

Brochure: Dream Catcher Gathering; Preparing for the Sacred;
Going to the Land Brochure

Language of the Soul - Information and Registrationoror $20 off Moving Towards Wholeness - Information and Registration

"I cannot define for you what God is, I can only say that my work has proved empirically that the pattern of God exists in every [hu]man, and that this pattern has at its disposal the greatest of all his energies for transformation and transfiguration of his natural being. Not only the meaning of his life but his renewal and his institutions depend on his conscious relationship with this pattern in his collective unconscious."  - C. G. Jung


 

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