Active Imagination (January 23, 2019)

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An image of Antiquity. (Taken from Page 11, Panel 4 of the upcoming Issue #4 of Lindol [2019])
Mental Note: Penmanship

Have you ever found yourself in a situation wherein you needed to hastily jot down notes and were—to a certain degree—confident with your output?[i]  Only to realize that when you revisited them, you could no longer make out what you wrote down?

This was the challenge of this particular post.   So I am hoping for the best.

Active Imagination

During one of our recent Jung Certification Program classes, my classmates and I had the opportunity to try out a Jungian intervention called Active Imagination (AI).  The process involved guiding the participant into a meditative state wherein their unconscious would somehow “reveal” to them possible dreams, feelings, images, or objects of significance.  Once the unconscious narrative presented itself, the participant is then instructed to engage it in a dialogue.

Ideally, one who is immersed in such a process should also be mindful to not consciously control the narrative; rather let the possible dream, feelings, images, or objects of interest come organically.

This then sets the stage for this question: How would I know if the narrative developed organically or that I just put it there? Continue reading “Active Imagination (January 23, 2019)”