“Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.”
                                                       ― John O'Donohue

Resources

I am deeply indebted to these authors, teachers, storytellers, and guides who have shaped my practice with dreams and with the soul's journey.

Books

Dr. Renee Coleman

Icons of a Dreaming Heart: The Art and Practice of Dream-Centered Living

Renee is my dream teacher and awarded me my certificate in The Art and Practice of Dream Centered Living. She is a Certified Dream Tender and has a PhD in Mythological Studies, with an emphasis on Depth Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives and works in Santa Clarita.

James Hillman

The Dream and the Underworld

Healing Fiction

Alchemical Psychology

The Soul's Code

Considered to the world’s foremost post-Jungian thinker, James Hillman is known as the founder of archetypal psychology and is the author of more than twenty books. I have worked with many of these books as part of my training with Renee Coleman, who studied with Hillman directly.

Robert Sardello

The Power of Soul: Living the Twelve Virtues

Silence

Love and the Soul

Love and the World

Freeing the Soul from Fear

Robert Sardello is co-founder and co-director of the School of Spiritual Psychology. He is a founding fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Texas, and a former chairman of the Department of Psychology, University of Dallas. Sardello developed a Spiritual Psychology based in the Spiritual Science of Rudolf Steiner. I have studied several of Sardello's books to develop my receptivity to the soul realms, and have had the privilege of attending several of his in-person seminars.

Michael Meade

Men and the Water of Life

The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology

Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology.

Robert Bosnak

A Little Course in Dreams: A Basic Handbook of Jungian Dreamwork

Robert Bosnak is a noted Jungian psychoanalyst, and is the author and editor of seven books of non-fiction in the fields of dreams, health, and creative imagination. A Little Course in Dreams is an accessible and informative book for anyone interested in the realm of dreams.

Martin Shaw

Scatterlings: Getting Claimed in the Age of Amnesia

Dr. Martin Shaw is a writer and teacher who lives on Dartmoor. He is author of the award-winning Mythteller trilogy: A Branch from the Lightning Tree, Snowy Tower and Scatterlings. Founder of the Oral Tradition and Living Myth courses at Stanford University, he is also director of the Westcountry School of Myth in the UK. It was his entrancing storytelling event in Los Angeles and his description of the vision quests he leads on Dartmoor that inspired me to go on a vision quest myself.

Websites

Animas Valley Institute

https://www.animas.org/

The primary goal and method of all Animas programs is the encounter with soul. Founded in 1980 by wilderness guide and depth psychologist Bill Plotkin, the Institute is one of North America’s longest-standing organizations offering contemporary wilderness rites. I went on a vision quest in the Arizona desert with Animas and have taken many of their other courses, all of which integrate dream work.

Sara McFarland

www.saramcfarland.com  www.patreon.com/aplaceformythandmusic \ https://www.facebook.com/aplaceformythandmusic

Sara McFarland is a SoulStoryteller, Soul Initiation Guide, Ritualist and Improvisational Singer

Michael Meade

https://www.mosaicvoices.org/

Michael Meade is currently offering many free podcasts on myth and soul in the context of  our modern world and lives. You can also get access to all of his podcasts and webinars through Patreon.