Soul Conversations II


Exploring the WILD MIND

Here we take the shamanic tools that we have learned, and put them to use exploring Bill Plotkin’s Map of the Psyche. There are many voices within us, some strong, some more unconscious. Using the.language of dreams, of poems, of nature, of beautiful art, of active imagination/journeywork, of symbol and myth, we start courting all the different parts within, stalking them ardently. Using his book Wild Mind, we’ll begin to explore the archetypes of the four facets of the Self.

In this 6 week series, we will explore

  • Map of the Psyche as a tool for understanding our inner selves
  • the archetypes of our wholeness as represented in each of the 4 directions.
  • Deepen our relationship to Council
  • Deepen our relationship to our Inner Landscape
  • Have fun stalking the wild mind within!

Bring journal, drum or rattle, eye cloth if desired, small blanket, altar objects.

 We meet at beautiful Mariposa Yurt

Next class TBA

Recommended reading: Wild Mind by Bill Plotkin



“Use of the Map of the Psyche gives me anchoring in my inner explorations, a sense of spaciousness in separating the threads of my personality. A way to distinguish between whole archetypical parts and fragmented reactive defenders. Journeying to a mostly visible inner reality allows metaphorical and potent imaging, a different way to access my own wisdom.  All of this work strengthens my connection to and conversation with Soul. This work gives me a way to court and listen to all parts of my psyche, taking place in a sacred and safe container that I can control ” 


“I love the Map of the Psyche. It gives you a structure for the mind to grip on to. The archetypes of the 4 directions function like a set of scales. It helps you figure out how to balance. It gives language to clarify. It helps ground my emotional life. When I’m feeling strong emotion, it gives me the ability to examine that in a really holistic way” 


Let’s Talk 

I offer a complimentary 30 Minute Session to explore how we might work together.

Ellen Grossman, M.S.

I midwife people now who are choosing to say yes to birthing their own genius into the world. If you’d like to explore further, I’d be happy to offer a Complimentary 30 Minute Session to explore how we might work together.

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