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Dr. Ana Mozol ~ Jungian Dreamwork & the Destiny Line

Book Launch & Talk

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Dr. Ana Mozol for a discussion of the Jungian dreamwork technique of active imagination and how it intersects with the destiny line of the soul.

The destiny line is the original blueprint of the soul, revealing the life one is meant to live. Moving towards the destiny line and staying strongly aligned with it are the most difficult tasks in a person’s life. When enough shadow work and loosening of inner complexes has happened, dreams will start supporting an individual in finding and moving towards their own destiny line. Dr. Mozol will share her own examples of such dreams, and the story of how they eventually led her to her work with Jungian analyst Marion Woodman.

The dreamwork technique of active imagination has four stages, the last being ritual. This final stage is a creative, physical gesture the dreamer makes to communicate back to the unconscious and thus increase the bridge between the two worlds. It can be a painting, a poem—any creative act that honours the essence of the dream. Creative expressions that demonstrate this stage of active imaginal work almost always lead to deeper embodiment of the insights already gleaned from the dream and generate new insights during the ritual itself. In this way, ritual dreams the dream forward and strengthens the teleological function of the dreams that are pulling an individual towards their destiny. Dr. Mozol will share a personal experience of this ritual stage of active imagination from her book A Re-Visioning of Love: Dark Feminine Rising, based on a powerful dream she had while traveling in Romania in 2011. She will explore the complex synchronicities surrounding the dream that eventually led her to play the character Salomé, in an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play by the same name. The year-long rehearsals, preparation for and eventual performance of the role consisted of an ambitious ritual stage of active imagination based on the original dream.

"A Re-Visioning of Love is brilliant and important."

~ Marion Woodman

Dr. Ana Mozol was a core faculty member at the Adler University and an adjunct faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute for over 12 years. The numerous courses she has designed and taught focused on Jungian, psychoanalytic and archetypal depth psychology, trauma, women’s individuation, sexuality, shamanism, creativity and dreamwork. Ana has studied with and been mentored by such distinguished elders in the field as James Hillman, Christine Downing, Jeff Raff, Gina Ogden and Marion Woodman.

She has a private practice in Vancouver, Canada, where she specializes in body-oriented depth analysis, dreamwork and the intersection of depth psychology and the creative arts. She is a graduate of a two-year full-time acting program based on Stanislavski’s method and has acted in several professional theatre shows.