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Imagining, Dreaming, Creating

June 22-28, 2025
St. Martins Country Inn
St. Martins, NB

Twelve persons maximum


David Maginley, BA, M.Div., CSCP  (chaplain, teacher, photographer, writer)
Freeman Patterson, C.M., O.N.B., M.Div  (photographer, writer, teacher, gardener)

Special Guests

Margery Nea (photographer, workshop leader in dream work and spiritual direction)

We will take registrations on a first come/first served basis. Registrations are now open.

Step 1: Send your completed, signed application form by e-mail for the 2025 workshop. Deposit required.

Send your completed, signed application form by e-mail or post to:

Shamper’s Cove Limited
3487 Route 845
Long Reach, NB, Canada E5S 1X4


Phone 506-763-2189

Step 2: The balance of your workshop fees must be paid six weeks before your workshop begins to ensure your place is held.

DAVID MAGINLEY, M.Div. is a chaplain with the cancer and palliative care program at the Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia and author of BEYOND SURVIVING: Cancer and Your Spiritual Journey. He is also a four-time cancer survivor. This led him to explore meditation, illness and transformation, and the nature of consciousness. David has lectured throughout Canada, conducting workshops with health-care staff and the public on spirituality, cancer, grief, and aspects of emergent and integrative spirituality. He is a Lutheran minister and member of the International Association for Near Death Studies, contributing to research on patient experiences at end-of-life. David holds a B.A. in philosophy and an M.Div. from the University of Saskatchewan. He is also passionate about photography and brings a wealth of life experience to his unique perspective.

FREEMAN PATTERSON, C.M., O.N.B., M.Div. of Shamper’s Bluff, New Brunswick, has made photographs for more than 60 years, taught visual design for more than 50 in Canada and many other countries, and authored 15 books. Freeman’s primary source of awe and wonder is Creation; he is equally at home in a Canadian forest or in the vast sand dunes of Namibia and equally at ease investigating the meanings of the symbols in his dreams or in his art. Freeman believes that the ability of human beings to be creative depends fundamentally on the health and well-being of the few kilometres of air, water, and soil that surround our planet like the skin of an apple, that they are the physical and spiritual bases of our lives, the source of materials and tools that enable us to express our responses to questions and feelings about ultimate things. Creation and creativity are inextricably linked.

MARGARET WOODSON NEA of Virginia, is a photographer, teacher, and speaker whose photography has taken her to over 20 developing nations around the world. Her images of women, children, and the natural world have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Moved particularly by the eyes of children, she has authored two photographic books, CHILDREN: Gifts of the Spirit and CHILDREN: Eyes of the Soul. The focus of her Master’s Degree was “Art and the Spiritual.” A Haden Institute of Spiritual Direction graduate, she believes in Carl Jung’s philosophy that “dreams and photographs are messengers of the unconscious.” With her clients, she works with dreams and photographic images as portals to the sacred. For the past 25 years, she has been a member of a weekly dream group. Knowing dreams to be a rich source of wisdom, they continue to attend dream conferences with teachers, including Jeremy Taylor, Alan Jones, Jerry Wright, and Marion Woodman. Also, she has been on numerous pilgrimages. In Peru and India, she discovered the richness of ancient holy traditions. Through the thin places of Iona and Ireland, she found that, in the beliefs of Celtic spirituality, there is sacredness in all of creation.

This workshop will be hosted by the St. Martins Country Inn in the village of St. Martins on the Bay of Fundy coast, east of Saint John and the Saint John airport and right at the beginning of the Fundy Trail.

St. Martins is approximately 38 kilometres east of Saint John (not St. John’s), New Brunswick airport (YSJ). Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop. You may wish to use a readily available taxi at the airport for the 25-minute drive.

The six-day/seven-night course fee includes meals and accommodation (Canadian funds). $2795 per person + HST (15%). If your dietary restrictions require the purchase of specialty items, an additional fee may be charged.

Participants should endeavour to arrive in time for introductions at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, followed by dinner, and depart the following Sunday morning.

Guests: Partners or friends of participants do not pay the workshop fee and should not expect to attend regular presentations. The fee for meals and accommodations for the week for partners or friends will be $700. + HST (15%).

(Registrations are now open)

Step 1: Send your completed application form by e-mail, phone or fax. We require a $400 deposit (Canadian funds) payable by VISA or Mastercard at this time but we will not debit your credit card until the first week of January 2019. Workshop fees can also be paid by e-mail money transfer. Please indicate on your application form if you will be paying by e-mail money transfer the first week of January.

After registering if you haven’t already sent a signed copy, we will need a signed application form by e-mail, fax or send to:

Shamper’s Cove Limited
3487 Route 845
Long Reach, NB, Canada E5S 1X4


Phone 506-763-2189 Fax 506-763-2035

Step 2: The balance of your workshop fees must be paid six weeks before your workshop begins to ensure your place is held.

Cancellations: On cancellations up to six weeks prior to the beginning date of the workshop, we will refund your deposit less 50% for expenses. We will not refund on cancellations received six weeks or less prior to the beginning date of the workshop.