October 26, 2012 Friday Evening Talk with Kathy Shimpock
Carl Jung began creating daily mandalas in 1916 during a particularly difficult time in his life. These were sketched in a small notebook, the imagery from which became a cryptogram of his own inner state. Jung viewed the mandalas as archetypes and later said, “I guarded them like precious pearls… It became increasingly plain to me that the mandala is the center. It is the exponent of all paths. It is the path to the center, to individuation.” Kathy will explore Jung’s process for working with mandalas, as told in his writings and illuminated in The Red Book. She will discuss how his work made explicit in The Red Book has provided us with a detailed map leading to our own self-discovery.
Kathy Shimpock has 30 years’ experience as a lawyer, researcher and administrator. She is currently working as a transpersonal practitioner specializing in expressive arts, spiritual guidance and practice, hypnosis and energetic medicine. Kathy came to the holistic field by way of a career in law, working as a lawyer and as a law librarian in both the academic and private sectors. She has received a JD, MLL and MBA degrees. In 2008, Kathy became interested in learning hypnosis as a means of dealing with her chronic pain. Since then, she has become a certified clinical hypnotherapist, a Reiki Master Teacher and a certified spiritual guidance mentor (specializing in spiritual practice). She is currently an instructor at the Southwest Institute of Healing Art and president of Symbols of Soul. Kathy is also an approved facilitator for SoulCollage®, a creative process for personal and spiritual growth and development, based on the work of Seena Frost. Kathy is the author of two books and over 40 articles in the legal field.