Audio Workshops

Audio Workshops

There are now FIVE audio workshops available to purchase & download with more to be added to the online store soon.

MonumentPoster3Available NOW:  Archetypal America  A live lecture recording from the Minnesota Jung Association workshop held in October 2015.

The main American theme, I think, is freedom. It’s about individual freedom in opposition to or in tension with collective freedom.”  – Ken Burns, documentary film maker, “The Civil War”

Purchase & download the course for $15

Detail: Throughout American history the archetypes which populate our myths and legends and capture our imagination are the Rebel, the Revolutionary, the Liberator, the Scout, the Pioneer, the Cowboy, the Explorer, even the Outlaw: all of them perpetually moving forward in pursuit of their idea of freedom, both on behalf of the common good and at the expense of it. While many of these archetypes appear from the very beginnings of our history, the conflict between the various notions of freedom—personal and collective—solidified in the American psyche in the years leading up to and following the Civil War. They continue to impact us and our ideas of ourselves to this day.

Purchase & download Archetypal America


BEMH_iphone_promoEmbracing the Grace of Change
This audio workshop examines what happens when our old story has reached the end of its shelf life and how we can embrace the grace that change brings us.  Using the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as spiritual contemplation on the choices and opportunities that lead us to an unexpected next chapter of our lives.  $29.99

This downloadable course includes:

  • A live lecture recording
  • Q & A session
  • Chapter by chapter audio course on the film
  • An illustrated workbook

Free Sample / More Info / Purchase Course

 


 

TheWay_iphone_promoThe Way: A Journey of Healing & Self Acceptance a self-guided audio workshop.
This audio workshop traces the footsteps of the pilgrims walking the El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in the 2010 film The Way directed by Emilio Estevez and starring his Father, Martin Sheen. $39.89

This special deluxe edition includes:

  • A live lecture recording
  • Q&A session
  • Chapter by chapter audio course on the film
  • workbook
  • guide to pilgrimage.

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Ratatouille-phone800px“Ratatouille: Fate, Destiny & the Hero’s Journey” a self-guided audio workshop
A self-guided audio workshop to use in conjunction with watching the film with a free companion workbook.  $34.99

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“A completely original, instructive, and inspiring look at the hero’s journey through the lens of our favorite super rodent. Don’t miss it.” ~Mark Matousek, author of When You’re Falling, Dive

 


LIVE WORKSHOP RECORDING

Solstice_iphone_promoSpeaking Archetypes Fluently: The Archetypal Matrix
Jim addresses a group of Healers in training on how to use symbols and archetypes for personal transformation and healing. Recorded live at the Solstice Healing Arts Center in April 2014. $25.00

Over 7.5 hours of original material + course handouts available

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“If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and no food for the day, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,’ but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?”  James 2:15-16

On Sunday March 12, I attended Eucharist at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA. I went especially to hear guest preacher, Reza Aslan, the Muslim scholar and author of Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. (Amazon link to book)

Mr. Aslan preached on the Letter of James (James, a First Century Saint for the Twenty-first Century) and he did not disappoint. You can watch his entire homily here.

A few excerpts:

“James’s community referred to itself collectively as “the poor”. That’s right. The very first term to designate the followers of Christ was not “Christian” it was “the poor.”

“So we shouldn’t be surprised by James’s epistle’s overwhelming focus on the poor. What is perhaps a little more surprising is its bitter condemnation of the rich and powerful.

“Now this condemnation of wealth and power may seem extreme but the truth is that James is merely echoing the words of his brother who said “Woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep.” (Luke 6: 24-25)

Let’s be honest; this part of Jesus’s message has never been all that popular. Certainly not with the wealthy and powerful no matter how much they say the love Jesus. Not this part.

How else to explain politicians like Republican congressman Roger Marshall whose rationale for repealing the affordable care act and thus denying health care to millions who could not otherwise afford it, was to shrug and claim, “Like Jesus said, ‘the poor will always be with us.”

“How else to explain religious right leaders like Franklin Graham who justified the president’s Draconian regulations on immigration into the U. S by arguing that, ‘Well, God also does extreme vetting about who he allows to spend eternity with him, so why can’t the U. S. do the same?’ By the way I have a feeling that Franklin Graham is going to be surprised by the nature of God’s extreme vetting.”

On this point I think Pope Francis is correct when he said that “It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee, or someone seeking help, or someone who is hungry or thirsty, to toss out someone who is in need of help. . . . It is better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Christian.”  (Here’s a link to Pope Francis’s homily.)

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