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tors from Leonardo da Vinci to Buckminster Fuller, and all manner of hipsters, rebels, and dudes.


Together, let’s seize the crazy moment and take the path of “the fool’s journey” from innocence to wisdom as we use hilarious film clips, uproar- ious slide shows, wildly innovative painting and writing exercises, and freewheeling open discus- sion to gain access to the spontaneous genius within all of us. The workshop is designed for artists, comedians, teachers, psychologists, inno- vators, and inventors —everyone who believed Steve Jobs when he said, “Stay foolish.”


Recommended reading: Cousineau, Stoking the Creative Fires.


Phil Cousineau is a writer, filmmaker, teacher, and youth baseball coach. He has published more than 30 books, including the bestsellingThe Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell. He also has written award-winning documentary films. www.philcousineau.net.


Jeff Dowd is a writer, film producer, and the inspira- tion for “The Dude,” the main character in the world- wide cult movie The Big Lebowski.His current pro- ject is a modern adaptation of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn.


Gregg Chadwick is a painter based in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif. His work has appeared in galleries all over the world, as well as in the book collection, The Speed of Light.


Writing For Our Lives Ellen Bass


“The philosophy behind this workshop experi- ence,” writes Ellen Bass,” is best expressed by Martha Graham, who said, ‘There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is trans- lated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expres- sion is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your busi- ness to determine how good it is, nor how valu- able, nor how it compares with other expres- sions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.’


“This workshop will help keep the channels open. It will be an inspiring environment in which to write, share our work, and receive sup- portive feedback. We’ll help each other to become clearer, go deeper, express our feelings and ideas more powerfully. From beginners to experienced, all writers are welcome. Whether you are interested in poetry, fiction, nonfiction,


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or journal writing, this workshop will provide an opportunity to explore and expand your world.”


Recommended reading: Bass, The Human Line and Mules of Love.


Ellen Bass has supported and inspired writers for 40 years. Her many books include Mules of Love, The Human Line (poetry), and The Courage to Heal, which has sold over a million copies. She teaches at Pacific University. www.ellenbass.com.


Crafting Careers that Truly Fit: How to Work From Within


Susan Bernstein


More than 50% of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs. Often, we stumble or fall into careers that don’t fit, and then we feel stuck. When we try to make a change we’re guided to analytical approaches—including career tests and assessments—to try to figure out a new pro- fessional direction. Yet such structures, often lauded in the business world, seldom help us get in touch with what deeply energizes and moves us. Our conditioning can make us feel like fail- ures if we don’t get to a speedy resolution. We rationalize away our true desires and continue to make life-limiting compromises.


You can gain more clarity about your future life and livelihood by awakening a form of intelli- gence we generally overlook: embodied intelli- gence. Our bodies know how to navigate chaos and uncertainty, although most of us have for- gotten the innate wisdom that has been with us since birth. When we tap into this inner guid- ance, we know our next steps.


Through movement, writing, and discussion, we will creatively listen to and learn to trust our impulses and instincts as we allow our true life energy to direct us. Both right and left brain can feel satisfied as we create compelling new visions of what work can be for each of us. Please bring a notebook and a pen.


Susan Bernstein helps people navigate transitions by integrating their embodied intelligence. Her trans- formational approaches blend left-brain logic honed over 20 years in corporate America with right-brain creative movement gleaned from pioneering research in mind-body psychology.


Esalen® Massage in the Side-Lying


Position Nora Matten & Peggy Horan


During this weekend workshop, we will explore the basic principles of Esalen Massage: quality of


touch and presence, long, integrative and flow- ing strokes, and passive movement, with the client lying in the side position.


Working in the side-lying position opens a wide range of new possibilities for both the practi- tioner and client, allowing the practitioner to simultaneously access the front and back of the body and move the limbs in a variety of ways. This position is especially wonderful for preg- nant women as well as people who are facing physical challenges and are unable to lie on their backs or fronts.


This workshop is suitable for practitioners, doulas, and all others who are interested in exploring Esalen Massage from the side-lying position.


CE credit for nurses; see page 113. CE credit for bodyworkers; see page 113.


Nora Matten is a member of the Esalen Massage crew and an Esalen® Massage teacher. As part of the Esalen Movement staff, she teaches dance and yoga. Her work draws on Forrest yoga, Soul Motion, vipas- sana meditation, Gestalt Awareness Practice, and the Diamond Approach.


Peggy Horan bio on page 25.


Week of November 11–16 Way of the Dreamer:


A Journey into Active Dreaming Robert Moss


In this high-energy adventure in Active Dreaming, Robert Moss’ original synthesis of modern dreamwork and ancient shamanism, learn to find and fulfill your heart’s desires with the help of a warm and supportive circle. Master a fun, fast way to share dreams and take creative action to bring their energy and insight into waking life. Discover how to use dreams and synchronicity for guidance and healing, how to dream the future and change it for the better, how to free the creator and healer in you—and live a life filled with natural magic.


You’ll be shown the ancient shamanic arts of dreaming, including:


• The art of dream travel • Medicine dreaming • The sign language of the world • Interactive dreaming and tracking


• How to scout the possible future and visiting other life experiences


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