Placing Climate and Other Catastrophic Events Within a Larger Story – An Evening with Carolyn Baker
June 28th, 7pm – 9pm $10-$20
Living Resiliently in the Dark Night of the Globe – A Workshop with Carolyn Baker
June 29th, 9.00 am – 4.30pm $80 – $100
(Cost for both events: $90 – $100)
To be held at: Unity Spiritual Center in the Rockies, 945 Mesa Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
With each new day, our hearts are broken by the news of suffering caused by catastrophic fires, floods, hurricanes, violence, epidemic corruption, and deaths of friends, animals, and strangers both near and afar. Yet deep in our souls, we know that life’s tragedies can also yield hidden gifts of profound healing, renewal, and thriving. Gradually, we discover how catastrophes can even become sources of gratitude. What are these catastrophes asking of us? What are they calling us to, not just taking away from us? What hidden treasures will we miss if we simply check out, self-medicate, or sink into inconsolable despair? How do we stop looking for happiness and start mining the darkness for priceless nuggets of joy and connection with ourselves, with other living beings and with Earth? How do we make meaning in the morass of madness?
Most of us experience a “dark night of the soul” at some time in our lives, but what do we do when our entire culture and indeed our planet is experiencing a “dark night of the globe”? Do we live in denial as if “it will all work out”? Do we “numb out” with the countless distractions and substances the culture offers us? Or what if we already feel engulfed in emotions like fear, anger, sorrow, and despair?
Please come spend an evening and a one-day workshop with Carolyn Baker, a former Jungian- oriented psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history, who offers life and leadership coaching for people who want to live more resiliently in the present as they prepare for the future.
The evening talk/workshop offer us an alternative by:
- Inviting us to reframe the questions and face our predicament honestly and courageously
- Examining what inside of us laid the groundwork for our predicament
- Supporting us in finding sources of meaning and purpose in a time of extinction
- Offering a safe container for finding our way back to each other
- Exploring myriad ways to create deep joy in our lives rather than seeking momentary happiness
Hosted by Pikes Peak Permaculture
For our planning purposes pre-registration is required:
Questions: Contact Brian Fritz at truthcoachgmail.com or text/call 719-645-5752
Carolyn Baker, Ph.D., lives and writes in Boulder, Colorado and manages her website www.carolynbaker.net. A former Jungian- oriented psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history, Carolyn offers life and leadership coaching for people who want to live more resiliently in the present as they prepare for the future. Carolyn works closely with Andrew Harvey and other spiritual luminaries to live and promote Sacred Activism—the marriage of effecting change in the world with consciousness transformation.
She is the author of:
Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and The Global Crisis; Love in The Age of Ecological Apocalypse: The Relationships We Need to Thrive. With Andrew Harvey, she has co-authored Return to Joy and Savage Grace: Living Resiliently in The Dark Night of The Globe. Her previous books include Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times (2013); Navigating the Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition (2011) and Sacred Demise: Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse (2009).