Living A Soulful Life MP3 Audio Download
Recorded live over ten concentrated evenings, we granted audience to soul. We listened and leaned into an ancient cadence, a rhythm rooted to soil and place, ancestors and the Dreamtime. There we found stories and tears, a rich and robust language that quickened our imaginations and strengthened our intimacy with the entire gleaming world. These were nights of wonder and poetry. We were enticed into the essence of an existence less confined by domesticity and more aligned with the soul's wild love of life.
These gatherings restored the old ways of working with soul. Through conversation, imagination, ritual, poetry, literature, and other practices of the soul, we built a community of the heart. In ancient times, this was the Convivium, a gathering of friends devoted to the care of the soul. We wrestled with central concerns in our lives: Loss and suffering; love and beauty; death and grief; our creative longings, our hunger for community and more.
Distilled from over 35 years of study in psychology, anthropology, alchemy, mythology and poetic traditions, this series of talks offers an in-depth exploration of the practices and perspectives that enrich the life of the soul.
Session 1. The Geography of Soul
Session 2. The Necessary Wound
Session 3. Giving Shape to the Universe: The Life of the Imagination
Session 4. Beguiled by Beauty
Session 5. The Third Body: Touching the Mysteries of Love and Friendship
Session 6. Anima Mundi: The Soul of the World, A World Ensouled
Session 7. The Artful Life: The Necessity of Creativity
Session 8. Ritual, Community and the Sacred
Session 9. Loss and Sorrow, Darkness and Duende
Session 10. Elders, Ancestors and the Eternal
©2018 FRANCIS WELLER
Audio engineer: JOSE ENCISO
Production engineer: ALAN FITCH
Musical introduction: KAYLEEN ASBO