Mythic and Imaginal Musings
Apart from the scant details Patrick himself provides in his Confessio, we really know very little about the historical figure…..
The mythic, imaginative figure is far more detailed and interesting in many ways: But not because these accounts tell us about Patrick himself but because they tell us about the times they were written in and the desires of the people who wrote them.
We have once more reached the first day of Spring in the Celtic Calendar. Imbolc or as it became in Christian times, the Feast of St. Brigid. The Feast of Imbolc is one of the 4 cross-quarter days in the Celtic Calendar. The cross-quarter days, which set to be the...read more
It is the time of Lughnasadh, (or Lúnasa), the Irish Harvest Festival that occurs around the end of July and the beginning of August. In modern Ireland, it has undergone a revival and is often celebrated over the August bank holiday weekend, the first full weekend in...read more
Happy May Day... Bealtaine. In the Celtic tradition, it is the day of the Bright Fire, the beginning of the six months of the summer season, Samhraidh. Today is a day to prepare yourself for the season. Bring summer into the house today by gathering a May...read more
Artwork by Br.Mickey McGrath. Available on many items through https://www.trinitystores.com. I just love this image! February 1 marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring in the Celtic Calendar. The figure most associated with this time of year is Brigid, the...read more
Myth, Mythos and Mythic Musings I received my Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology, from Pacifica Graduate institute. Myth and all things mythic have long been a love of mine, ever since I was child. Nurtured by my year at the Mount...read more
Forgiveness, Healing and the Deep Imagination – by Mary Diggin Published in Imaginews, the Imagery International journal, Dec 2014. In Latin, īgnōscō, the word we translate as forgiven, means to not know. It implies that once something is forgiven, it is no longer...read more
This article was originally published on www.deepimagery.net: http://deepimagery.net/?p=510 Traditional Shamanism is a healing practice that is tied to specific cultural interpretations and rituals. It involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness...read more
originally published on deepimagery.org http://deepimagery.net/blog/2014/08/14/does-the-ptpp-work-with-shadow/ What is “shadow?” Shadow is a term used in Jungian Depth psychology to name in a collective way, all those parts of ourselves that we are either not aware...read more
Mary has worked with the Personal Totem Pole Process as a means of accessing the deep imagination for over 20 years and is a certified trainer with the IIVR. Her particular interests are in the intersection between myth, storytelling, ritual and deep imagery as well...read more
Deep Imagery/Personal Totem Pole Process (PTPP) is not the type of imagery work often referred to as “visualization” whereby a guide is expected to lead the person undertaking the imagery work, down a fairly set path, with a prescribed goal in mind. That is, it is...read more
One stormy, dark night in 1816, on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lord Byron suggested to a few of his friends that they each write a supernatural tale. Among the guests were Percy Bysshe Shelley and his future wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (later Shelley), and Dr....read more