Spiritual Memoir Workshop Sat. Feb 25th The Duncan Center

Writing Spiritual Memoirs with Deborah DeNicola

Saturday, February 25th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Lunch  and Labyrinth Walk included. $77
15820 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach, FL

Book the event here

Isn’t it time you told your story? We all have revelations from monumental moments in our past when we began to shift spiritually and moved into our own spiritual searching. This class will prompt you into a piece of writing about your own awakening and in the writing process, you’ll discover new insights.

Philip Zaleski, the editor of the Best Spiritual Writing Series, says the Spiritual Memoir is “. . .poetry or prose that deals with the bedrock of human existence, why we are here, where we are going and how we can comport ourselves with dignity along the way.”

It’s about the disillusionment that starts us on our journeys, the quest for truth, and the revelations, solace and joy we experience in the growing process. Telling our stories helps us define who we are and what our purpose is. These stories can help to awaken others as well as encourage others when they enter what Carl Jung calls”the dark night of the soul.”
The writing process brings out unconscious material that teaches us from our inner, higher selves.

Please join me for this writing retreat.
“Whatever it takes to break your heart and wake you up is grace.” Mark Matousek
For more information or to register for the class call Deborah DeNicola, 617-823-1530
Deborah DeNicola’s  most recent full collection of poetry, Original Human, was published in December 2010 from WordTech Communications Press. Her spiritual memoir The Future That Brought Her Here from Nicolas Hays/Ibis Press was released in 2009 and reached #1 in Psychology on Amazon.com with 25 rave reviews. Among other awards for her writing, Deborah received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant. She is the author and editor of six books including Orpheus & Company; Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology published by The University Press of New England. Please visit her web site www.intuitivegateays.com where she practices Dream ImageWork, writing and working as a free lance editor to help others birth their books.

“DeNicola tells us story after story. Rich, full, interior. Seeking validation of her own mystical experiences, she validates those of her readers . . . Interspersed through her written journey are divine poems. I mean divine in the holiest sense. Deborah DeNicola is an inspired poet. She uses her artistry to understand her world.”
—Dr. Susan Corso, The Huffington Post

Excerpt: My dream placed me in an underground tunnel with mud walls. I began to see the outline of a woman covered in clay. With our eyes closed, the group followed me deeper into the cave. The feeling was overwhelmingly claustrophobic, but I crept along the mud floor until I knew instinctively a spot along the wall where I must begin digging. To my surprise, for this was long before my interest in the Black Madonnas, my active imagination uncovered a black African woman, very proud and strong. She was an object, yet she felt alive.. Though she seemed thoroughly other, my emotional attachment to her was immediate. I ended the session with the statement that I knew she had been walled in for a very, very long time.www.thefuturethatbroughtherhere

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