Geneen Marie Haugen - Imagination and Reanimation of the World (Workshop)

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Geneen Marie Haugen - Imagination and Reanimation of the World (Workshop)

Through poetry, thought experiments, and other fascinations, we'll explore ideas of a planetary psyche.

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On Saturday, in the experiential workshop, “Imagination and the Reanimation of the World,” we'll consider the possibility that all beings and presences are alive, intelligent, and saturated in subjectivity. We'll explore how we might make ourselves more permeable to their dreams, as well as to what Thomas Berry called “the Dream of the Earth.” We'll engage practices that can help erode our customary psychic habits enough to allow greater receptivity to the voices, images, and wisdom of our fellow inhabitants and of the planetary organism. We'll consider – as poet A.R. Ammons writes – how to become more “available / to any shape that may be / summoning itself / through me / from the self not mine but ours.” Wild revelations that seem to emerge from something that is not quite – or not only – human may help us find our way through a necessary sea change in our relationship with Earth.

Geneen Marie Haugen, Ph.D., grew up a little wild, with a run-amok imagination. Her matrilineal ancestors are the indigenous Sami of the European Arctic. She is a content creator and guide to the mysteries of nature and psyche with the Animas Valley Institute (, and has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute and Schumacher College. Her writing has appeared in Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth; Thomas Berry: Dreamer of the Earth; Parabola; Kosmos Journal; Ecopsychology, and many others.

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