Events Calendar

2017 Events

The Art of Creative Storytelling

April 29th & 30th, 2017
Minnestoa Jung Association & Theater Coup d’Etat
Location:  Minneapolis / St. Paul Minnesota metro area

“The Artist’s Guide to Archetypes” is an interactive seminar for authors/writers, playwrights, screenwriters, directors, actors and other performers to understand universal archetypes.

Learning the symbolic language of archetypes will ignite your creative journey. This 2-day interactive seminar will facilitate your creation of captivating and character-driven plays, films, productions and performances. In this intimate and interpretative seminar, you will sharpen your ability to construct and portray convincing characters and deliver believable, enthralling storylines.

Attend on Saturday or Sunday or both days.

Saturday, April 29th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

Seminar I: Understanding Myth and Archetype and How They Impact the Storyteller

(All who work in the performing arts are storytellers, spell-casters and magicians.)

Topics covered in Seminar I will include:

  • It is the nature of your work to be seen. How do you make yourself conscious of what you communicate and what the audience sees? How do you teach your audience how to see?
  • How does an archetype differ from a stereotype?
  • Spot the patterns that define the archetypal signature that makes your work unique. Every successful actor, director or writer has a signature. It’s what draws the public to our work and keeps it from being repetitive and predictable
  • Identify the “mythic through-line” of your work.
  • Accessing the Entrepreneur archetype—managing your vision of yourself and your vision of your work.
  • How understanding archetype and myth helps create an impersonal boundary that protects the artist from taking criticism “personally.”

Sunday, April 30th, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM 

Seminar II: Discovering Your Character’s Archetypes

Topics covered in Seminar II will include:

  • Do you take on the archetypes of the character or do you adapt the character to suit your archetypal patterns? Or both?  Each is a legitimate approach to the character. Every actor plays Hamlet differently. Every actress plays Blanche du Bois differently.
  • The creation of a performance is a collaborative effort between the author, performer and director. How can an understanding of archetype and myth facilitate creative communication between the collaborators?
  • How can an understanding of archetypes contribute to the physicality of a performance? Movement? Costuming?

There may be participatory exercises in the Saturday morning session. There definitely will be in the Sunday evening session.

There will be questions and discussions at both.

Dates:  Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sunday, April 30 from  6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  Attend on Saturday or Sunday or both days.

Location: Stub Hall, Luther Seminary, 2329 W. Hendon Ave., St. Paul, MN

Cost: Sliding Scale $20 to $50 per seminar session

To register: The Artist’s Guide to Archetypes Registration Page

You can also register at the door on the day of the seminar.

2016 Events


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

Events 2015

MJA Archetypal-America 10-2015October 23rd and 24th
Minnesota Jung Association
Title: Archetypal America

When:  Lecture – Friday October 23rd 7:30pm  & Workshop Saturday October 24th  9:00am
Where: Stub Hall, Luther Seminary, 2329 W. Hendon Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
Fee: Friday evening lecture: $20   Saturday workshop: $90  (Member discount available)

Registration Link

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”

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.

The Friday night lecture will introduce these archetypes, light and shadow, and the distinctions between each of them.

The Saturday Workshop will use lecture, film clips, group discussion and exercises to explore these archetypes in depth as they impact us personally and as a society.
Open to the public!

Registration Link

Past Events

September 24th – 27th
CMED Institute / Caroline Myss & Norm Shealy
Title: Medical Intuition: An Exploration into The Science and Art of Healing
When: 8pm Thursday September 24th – 2:30pm Sunday September 27th
Where: Oak Brook Doubletree Hotel
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL
(630) 472-6000
Fee: $1395.00
Registration link
Detail: Our goal in this workshop is to assist people in healing every manifestation of illness. To that end, Norm and Caroline have put together a workshop that is aimed at being both educational and experiential. Our emphasis is on exploring the nature of the human energy system, energy medicine, and healing. In addition, we will explore the realm of mysticism and the mystical laws. More Information & Registration

September 1st

Embracing the Grace of Change – Now available for purchase!
Self Guided Audio Workshop
The third edition of Archetypes & a Movie examines what happens when our old story has reached the end of it’s shelf life and how we can embrace the grace that change brings us.  Using the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as contemplation on the choices and opportunities that lead us to an unexpected next chapter of our lives. More info & download Part 1 of the course for free.

September 12th
Stillpoint Center for Spirituality
Title: A Seasoned Call: Retreat for Spiritual Directors and Soul Care Workers
When: September 12, 2015 9am – 4pm
Where:  Ascension Lutheran Church 1600 E. Hillcrest Dr. Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Fee: $58
More Information & Registration


Spend a day exploring the film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and contemplate the spiritual guidance available in a careful viewing of the film.

March 2015
Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality
Title: Life Beyond A Crisis: Uncovering the Secret Next Chapter of our Lives
Detail: People of all ages will learn about moving from crisis to re-birth, discovering a secret chapter to our lives, aligning with grace through chaos, navigating the unexpected and beauty and love at any age.
When: March 7th, 2015, 9am-3:30pm
Where: The historic campus of All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Fee: $48 through 2/20/15, $58 thereafter
Registration link
Click this link to download flyer:BestExotic_Stillpoint


Archetypes & A Movie Audio Workshop #2:   The Way

JULY 2014
A One Day Pilgrimage
Is it possible to make a pilgrimage in one day? Perhaps, not, but it is possible to begin. Spend a day with and on “The Way“. Organized by Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality.  Download the flyer: A Day on the Way
When: July 12th, 9am – 3:30pm
Where: All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Fee: $45 until June 30th, $55 thereafter
More info and registration

JUNE 2014
Discovering the Grace in Chaos: Cultivating Spiritual Discernment for
Tumultuous Times
A weekend retreat workshop
Where: Birmingham, England
When: June 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2014
Tuition: £799  GBP
Check your currency exchange rate.
Full course description here.
For more information and to register contact: Geraldine Sheehy

APRIL 2014
Boston Area
Speaking Archetypes Fluently:
The Archetypal Matrix

I’ve been invited back to Solstice Healing Arts Center to teach a three day archetypal intensive. It will be my third time there and it’s one of my favorite places to teach. Lisa Campion and Rhys Thomas are wonderful hosts and teachers and they’ve created a beautiful center.
Where: Medway, MA (about an hour from the Boston airport in the New England countryside)
When: April 11th, 12th & 13th 2014
Tuition: $350.00
More information and registration

MARCH 2014
Archetypes & a Movie Audio Workshop
Ratatouille: Fate, Destiny & The Hero’s Journey available to purchase and download.


Holy_CuriosityDiscovering New Archetypal Patterns of Relationships and Relating
With Caroline Myss / CMED
August 8-11, 2013
Oak Brook Doubletree Hotel – Oak Brook, Illinois
More information and register

Archetypes, Myth, Metaphor and Symbols
A Jim Curtan Workshop based on “The best musical of this century.” The Book of Mormon
March 15th-17th, 2013
Chicago, IL
*The workshop does not include tickets to any performance of “The Book of Mormon”.

Speaking Archetypes In Paris
Holiday Inn Notre Dame, Paris, France
February 1st-3rd, 2013


New York, NY
March 24-25,2012
Boston, MA
April 13-15, 2012
Vancouver, BC
June 1-3, 2012