Cultivating the Mythic Imagination

The Hedge School's core program

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From 2019, we are launching a core program of studies in cultivating the mythic imagination, which will be headed up by Hedge School founder Dr Sharon Blackie. The eight-week distance-learning foundation course, ‘Courting the World Soul’, will be offered for the first time from October 21. We’ll learn the fundamentals of working with the mythic imagination, focusing on a wide range of practical techniques to create a grounded, embodied practice for courting the world soul, uncovering the mythic themes and archetypes which are active in your life, and exploring your own unique mythopoetic identity. Please follow this link for full details of the foundation course and how to enrol.

In 2020, two satellite distance-learning courses will be offered, focused on working with symbolic language systems: ‘Mapping the Psyche: a journey through archetypal astrology’ and ‘The Fool’s Journey: exploring the wisdom of the tarot’. In 2021, a third satellite course, ‘The Bardic Imagination’, will follow. (Details of these additional courses will be available soon.) After they’ve run for the first time, each of these courses will then be available every year.

A variety of live workshops which focus in more deeply on different aspects of the online program are also on offer in the following locations, through to the middle of 2020:
June 14 – 16, 2019: ‘The Mythic Imagination’, the Garrison Institue, NY state
August 30 – September 2, 2019: ‘A Psyche the Size of Earth’, Santa Fe (fully booked)
September 6 – 8, 2019: ‘The Mythic Life’, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
March 30 – April 2, 2020, ‘A Psyche the SIze of Earth’, the Burren, Ireland
April 24 – 29, 2020, workshops at the Rowe Center, MA (details to be announced)
May 6 – 10, 2020, workshop at Hollyhock, Cortes Island, Canada (details to be announced)
Details of North American workshops can be found on this page.
Details of European workshops can be found on this page.

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