We will usher the numen back into our lives through an interactive performance and workshop where we will write lyrics with guidance and sing collectively. No experience needed — everyone is welcome! Songs help us tap into the psychic power of a natural world that can feel out of reach in our daily grind; it’s both an individual and communal mode that can aid in processing brokenness and loss and grounds us in our humanity with reminders of our inherent worthiness, untethered to expectations of a capitalist society. Reminiscing on the “deep time” of Richard Rohr, recreating “the sound that broke the back of words” from Toni Morrison, imagining Zhuangzi in love — we invite you to unearth your own stories.
“The creative process, so far as we are able to follow it at all, consists in the unconscious activation of an archetypal image and elaborating and shaping the image into the finished work. By giving it shape, the artist translates it into the language of the present and so makes it possible for us to find our way back to the deepest springs of life.”
(Jung 1922, CW 15, ¶130)