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                   Divinatory Poetics:
Excavating & deciphering concealed files

We know not through our intellect, but through our experience.
~Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Because valuable files are often concealed...

In Divinatory Poetics we investigate a variety of angles from which to enter non-ordinary reality through processes designed to access the lunar mind, (also known as dreaming mind, the unconscious, right brain etc). Using automatic writing and other compositional methods to cultivate receptivity, tap imagination and access bodied intelligence, we invite revelation of the non-rational and mysterious: the images of our personal mythology.

Guided exercises and simple ritual protocols will help structure time and encourage wandering – with direction and intent. We will craft inquiries that engage the senses and simultaneously assist us in delving beneath the skin of phenomena. Using experimental and surrealist techniques, we then deconstruct, decipher and reconstruct our work to reveal a personal poetic-symbolic vocabulary. Our mission: to utilize the evocative power of words to unearth and articulate the hidden currents beneath mundane reality.

These workshops are of interest to those who wish to explore the creative process and examine the inner world as well those seeking non-ordinary sources of inspiration. At course-end, participants will have a body of material to develop and refine or with which to fertilize other projects, as well as a set of profound and effective pathways for accessing authentic voice and essential stories.