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Dreamspeak: Tiny Acorn; Mighty Oak – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2007/08/17/dreamspeak-tiny-acorn-mighty-oak/ Click on the link above to visit Toko-pa’s site for this beautiful and important piece on the personal and collective significance of dreaming, the ‘daimon’ and creativity in its widest sense:- ‘The daimon is in your goosebumps and sudden … Continue reading

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Toko-pa – The Sacred Descent

The Sacred Descent Click on the link to visit Toko-pa’s site for this brief reflection on allowing ourselves to drop down into our own darkness from a place of intention (rather than powerlessness):- ‘There in the underworld of grief, loss … Continue reading

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‘The Death Mother’ Toko-pa

The Death Mother Click on the link for this interesting and profound book review from Toko-pa – containing several useful links – on the archetype and meanings of the Death Mother:- ‘If you were the child of a mother crippled by her own … Continue reading

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‘5 Signs You’re on the Hero’s Journey’ Alison Nappi

http://www.writewithspirit.com/blog/5-signs-youre-on-the-heros-journey Yesterday’s post included a Joseph Campbell reference, and today we remain with the themes of the hero’s journey, and the importance of mythology in our quest for meaning.  Laurie Penny and Alison Nappi have written very different pieces around these themes … Continue reading

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Toko-pa – Redeeming Medicine of Dark Dreams

http://toko-pa.com/2015/06/30/redeeming-medicine-of-dark-dreams/ Interesting post from Toko-pa about her beginnings with dream work, which is so key to her own work and practice now:- ‘The deeper I went into my own darkness, the richer my life became.’ Or, as Jung puts it:- … Continue reading

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Courting the Mystery – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2015/05/25/courting-the-mystery/ Click on the link for this lovely post by Toko-pa, about dreams, and the importance of mystery or not knowing. We like her quote from James Hillman:- “Like the fox in the forest is not mine just because I … Continue reading

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Embodying the Dream – Toko-pa Turner

Three days after the UK election, here is a lovely gentle 7 minutes from Toko-pa, an excerpt from the film ‘Time is Art’ and part of her theme at the 2014 Synchronicity Symposium. Here she is talking about the ‘dangerous … Continue reading

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Toko-pa – Sacrifice: To Make Sacred Click on the title to follow the link to Toko-pa’s gorgeous, resonant blog. This post concerns periods in our lives when we are ‘called to make ourselves vulnerable for a time, without answers or … Continue reading

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Carl Jung: The Self

Interesting little clip on Jung and ideas of the Self. Here’s the text from You Tube:- ‘The Self in Jungian psychology is one of the Jungian archetypes, signifying the unification of consciousness and unconsciousness in a person, and representing the … Continue reading

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Toko-pa: Disappointment: An Invitation to Create Click on the title for another interesting and lovely post from Toko-pa, about how experiences of disappointment, staleness or boredom carry the seeds of inspiration, creativity and transformation….. We love the quotation she ends … Continue reading

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