No matter your journey, there will always be seasons of darkness.
Sometimes we find ourselves in these dark places, as with dark nights of the soul. At other times we choose to enter the unknown on our search for the Sacred. Either way, though unexpected, one thing is certain—hidden treasures can often be found in our places of darkness if we engage them with openness and curiosity. In today’s episode, I explore this topic and more with depth psychologist Vanya Stier-Van Essen.
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Dark Nights of the Soul by Thomas Moore
Upcoming courses from Vanya: Gathering Bones and Archetypes, Dreams, & the World Soul: An Introduction to Depth Psychology
Dream Tending: Awakening to the Healing Power of Dreams by Stephen Aizenstat
more reading on Jungian and archetypal studies