7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roeland Park Community Center
Book launch event for
A Jungian Approach to Engaging Our Creative Nature:
Imagining the Source of Our Creativity
with the author, Bob Sandford
Whatever that mysterious factor is that animates creative work– that gives rise to image, symbol, inspiration, guiding intuition and insights–our relationship with it is central to creativity. In the root metaphor of relationship “A Jungian Approach” seeks to engage our creative nature on its own terms. It seeks embody a relationship of intimacy by performing the creativity of psyche.
The encounter awakens a desire to be faithful. Desire moves us to cultivate a mytho-poetic presence that opens to the source of our creativity where it lives: in the body, things, nature, world and cosmos. Fidelity to our creative nature calls for a creative undoing of the collective preoccupations that alienate us from the generativity of the soul. Tending the relationship clears the way until we know in our bones that we are creative by nature.
Bob will tell the tale of the writing of the book, explore some of the native dwelling places of the source and unmake some of the collective biases that stand in the way of us embracing the heritage of our creative nature.