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Dreamwork & Belonging - An Evening with Toko-pa Turner

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


Join Toko-pa Turner on November 15 at Banyen for the launch her award-winning debut book, Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home.

Most of us think of belonging as a place outside of ourselves, that if we keep searching for, that maybe one day we may find it. But what if belonging isn’t a place at all, but a set of skills, or competencies, that we in modern times have lost or forgotten?

In this evening talk, Toko-pa explores the personal, ancestral, and cultural roots of our alienation, and how we can begin to tend to our belonging together.

Attendees on November 15th will enjoy an enchanting evening with Toko-pa, who will read excerpts from the book and offer a Q&A session, followed by a book signing. Bring your copy for her to dedicate or buy one at this free event.

Toko-pa Turner is a Canadian writer, teacher and dreamworker. Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded the Dream School in 2001 from which hundreds of students have since graduated. Toko-pa has been interviewed by CNN News and BBC Radio and has a community of over 100,000 online readers. Her award-winning book Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home explores the themes of exile and the search for belonging. Sometimes called a Midwife of the Psyche, Toko-pa’s work focuses on restoring the feminine, reconciling paradox and facilitating sacred grief & ritual practice. You can find Toko-pa on her website at

“An exquisitely crafted journey that explores the deep longings of the soul, the mysterious workings of our dreams, the bittersweet wisdom of the orphaned self and the losses of our lineage that we would rather ignore. Toko-pa Turner speaks with poetry and practicality, pure compassion and profound integrity to the heart of what it means to belong to ourselves, to our people, to our communities and to the earth. Belonging is the book I have been longing to read all my life.” —Lucy H. Pearce, Author of Burning Woman, Moon Time, The Rainbow Way

“With astounding clarity and compassion Toko-pa guides us to embody a humanity deeply rooted in our belonging and reverence for the grand dance of life we are part of. Through her exquisite word-magic, she midwifes the deep wisdom of our souls into incarnation.” —Chameli Ardagh, Founder Awakening Women Institute