See Body, Soul, &
way to sharpen your awareness of Body, Soul, and Spirit
is to use a combination of self-study and study group.
This work will achieve/include:
- clear definitions of Body,
Soul, and Spirit
- readings from poetry, autobiography
and literature highlighting each force
- justification of why it is
important to know these forces
- how students have dealt with
these influences before
- how to "hear" each
force as it speaks to us in our everyday lives
- examples from case studies
- brief viewings of relevant
- up to the minute suggestions
of what books, magazine articles, movies, performances,
museum exhibits, and other events are about to happen
or are currently underway
- selected readings from the
works of psychologists such as Carl Jung, James
Hillman, Thomas Moore, Oliver Sacks, Robert Moore,
- teachings from many religious
- instruction in how the imagination
is the primary source of communication with Body,
Soul, and Spirit (see Jungian Active Imagination)
- teaching stories that show
the necessary inner movements along this path
A study group allows this
instruction to be clarified through mutual sharing.
A good study group will keep everyone energized and
keep the learning process fresh and moving forward.
On Your Own
A great deal of progress
can be achieved on one's own with dedication and experimentation.
Get to know the Why
Body, Soul, and Spirit section of this site well (includes
definitions of Body, Soul, and Spirit) well. Make
a list of experiences, relevant readings, examples
of life experiences of friends and family, related
movies, observations and anything else that comes
to mind that matches these definitions.
Using your emotions,
try to get a grasp on a general feeling for each force.
What does Soul feel like? What does Spirit feel like?
What is Body? To does this well, you will probably
need to immerse yourself in that which reminds you
of one of the forces. For instance, you might need
to see several related movies over a short time period
like a weekend. Between movies contemplate what you
have seen and try to get at the "essence"
or most basic feeling/understanding of what you saw
and felt. Try to pull other examples of that force
into your contemplations (i.e. experiences of friends
or families). Bring in several readings or other materials.
Since this site can not can everything that will be
useful to you (see the Related
Links and Bookstore
for handpicked and sorted materials.
Later on, once you
are sure that you can call up the feeling of Body,
Soul, and Spirit, use your imagination to extend this
feeling. Can you find a inner figure to represent
each of these forces? Is there some imaginal figure
that could represent Soul? Or Body? Take your time
to find this inner figure. If this process is unfamiliar
to you or you believe that it is too esoteric, see
the Jungian Active Imagination portion of this site
(under construction). This technique is crucial for
deep and continual progress with nearly all inner
traditions which seek wisdom through inner visions
(i.e. Native American traditions, shamanism, Jungian
Work, and work, and
work with the above activities and remain alert. Look
for Body, Soul, and Spirit everywhere. The more you
see the stronger is your understanding. The stronger
your understanding, the more you will see.