Creativity is, fundamentally, a spiritual process – that awkward and incomplete practice of our connection to each other, to life, to the great mystery of the divine. Through our creations, we explore who we are, expand our consciousness, and discover the inner landscape of our being. Every photograph, painting, poem, song, or garden tells this story. Our creations also exist in their own right and examining them helps us to understand why we choose particular subject matter and decide how to approach it. Like our dreams, they are symbols of our personal journey.
In this workshop explore fundamental aspects of your consciousness through creating art, working with dreams, participating in group and private discussions, and meditating. Explore what it is to be a spiritual, creative being having a physical experience.
This is not an instructional workshop in visual design or any specific artistic medium, although your presenters may use particular artistic media for illustration. Nor is it a formal therapy workshop, though the experience is often therapeutic. There will be daily presentations by David, Freeman, or special guests, both group and one-on-one conversations, films, meditation, and free time. Although most daily schedules are very full, you will follow your own program. Everything is optional.
We encourage, but do not expect, each participant to create an artwork – a poem, a story or essay, a song, a dance, a painting, a series of photographs, etc. – for presentation to the group on the last day of the workshop. We will be providing each person who registers with a short list of books you may want to read in advance.