Story Creating Workshop
"What is significant in psychic life always lies below the horizon of consciousness, and when we speak of the spiritual problem of modern man we are speaking of things which are barely visible of the most intimate and fragile things, of flowers which open only in the night..."
"Whenever there exists some external form, be it ideal or a ritual, by which all the yearnings and hopes of the soul are adequately expressed as for instance in a living religion they we may say the psyche is outside and that there is no psychic problem. So long as all goes well and all our psychic energies find an outlet in adequate and well-regulated ways, we are disturbed by nothing from within..." Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self
"All through school and university I had been given maps of life and knowledge on which there was hardly a trace of many of the things that I most cared about and that seemed to me to be of the greatest possible importance to the conduct of my life. I remembered that for many years my perplexity had been complete; and no interpreter had come along to help me. It remained complete until I ceased to suspect the sanity of my perceptions and began, instead, to suspect the soundness of the maps." E.F. Schumacher, Guide For The Perplexed
"For the anthropomorphic view of the rat, American psychology substituted a rattomorphic view of man." Arthur Koestler, The Act of Creation
"The historical mission of the 20th Century is to reinvent the human at the species level, reflexively/critically within the community of life systems in a time-developmental context, by means of story and shared dream experience." Thomas Berry, The Dream Of The Earth
"It seems to me that the mind must already be disaffected from ordinary everyday reality, before it can be stirred to find ways and means to annihilate it." R.D. Laing
"Break the pattern which connects the items of learning and you necessarily destroy all quality.
...What pattern connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose and all four of them to me? And me to you? And all six of us to the amoeba in one direction and to the back-ward schizophrenic in another." Gregory Bateson, Mind And Nature
"It is of the utmost importance that we recognize and nurture all of the varied human intelligences, and all of the combinations of intelligences. We are all so different largely because we all have different combinations of intelligences. If we recognize this, I think we will have at least a better chance of dealing appropriately with the many problems that we face in the world." Howard Gardner, Frames Of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences