Developing a Dialogue with the Deeper Self; A group for inner exploration and outer sharing
The proposed group is designed for individuals who wish to explore methods to open a dialogue and connection with their “deeper selves.” The deeper self has been referred to by many names over the years, from Freud’s “unconscious,” to Jung’s “Self” or “collective unconscious,” to “subconscious”, “super-conscious,” etc. Although all these terms have a slightly different meaning, they also overlap to a great degree. They all refer to a deeper, more knowing aspect of the self that is more connected to levels of reality much deeper than our day-to-day surface reality.
Many methods and techniques of self-exploration have been proposed as leading to the deeper self. In this group, we will study various methods and each participant will select one or more that appeals personally to him or herself. Each individual will then study this method and practice it on a regular basis, reporting back to the group on his or her experiences. In this way, the individuals in the group will contribute to a rich group experience as we explore and learn from each other. Some of the techniques that might be explored include:
Hypnagogic and Hypnapompic phenomena (sensations on the sleep-wake boundary)
* Meditation (of various forms)
* Dream exploration
* Lucid dreaming
* Energetic development
* Out-of-body experience (OBE)
These are a few examples of the types of techniques that individuals will study and may choose to select as their personal vehicle to develop a dialogue with the deeper self. Many of these techniques appear to share a developing awareness of hypnagogic and hypnapompic imagery, so this area will be explored in depth.
The group will meet on a monthly basis for an initial period of 6 months to one year. If you’re interested, please contact Sirley Bonham at 210 310-5432.