Monday, December 17, 2012

Vanessa Fisher and Bonnitta Roy - Dancing with the Shadow: A Deep Dive into the Many Layers of Self

Here is a wonderful new conversation from Vanessa Fisher's on-going series of dialogues, Dancing in the Liminal: A Global, Border-crossing Inquiry into Art, Activism, Spirituality & Leadership for the 21st Century, this time with noted integral theorist and equine therapist, Bonnitta Roy.

Their conversation on the shadow uses Jung's conception of the idea and his understanding of the self as a system - and there is also some discussion of how this relates to shamanism, so you might see why I enjoyed this conversation.


Dancing with the Shadow: A Deep Dive into the Many Layers of Self

Posted by Vanessa Fisher on Monday, December 10, 2012
With Bonnitta Roy



Download this Dialogue as an MP3

Bonnitta Roy is the seventeenth guest on my Dialogue Series, Dancing in the Liminal: A Global, Border-crossing Inquiry into Art, Activism, Spirituality & Leadership for the 21st Century (see overview for this series here).

Bonnitta is an award winning process philosopher whose work on consciousness has twice been awarded for academic achievement at international conferences.

She is an associate editor of Integral Review and a guest faculty of the Conscious Evolution Masters Course at The Graduate Institute. She is also the founder/curator of The Magellan Courses, an on-line experimental course in post-conventional learning.


Bonnitta and her partner are stewards of their home-farm in northwest Connecticut where they host equine-facilitated workshops on energy awareness, body language and emotional balance. They also opened Alderlore Insight Center which offers on-site retreats, facilitated meetings, and workshops in transformative inquiry,

In this interview, Bonnitta and I engage a discussion on her ideas about the many dimensions of shadow. Bonnitta will expand on the notion of the “shadow” into deeper realms of being through a framework that is based on Carl Jung's understanding of the self as a system, and the trajectory of his later work which was beginning to be informed by his interest in shamanism.

In January, Bonnitta will be offering a course titled Dancing with the Shadow, as part of the Magellan Fellowship Initiative which brings original new views on timeless ideas.



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