Exploring the Spirit of the Depths
Asana and Inner Work
with CHRISTINA SELL and MARY ANGELON YOUNG
Philosopher, psychologist and mystic C.G. Jung discovered two distinct forces within himself, described in The Red Book as “the spirit of the times and the spirit of the depths.”
The spirit of the times is measured, rational, based on “facts” and time. With the spirit of the times, we may craft a hard-won and hopefully skillful means based on engagement with prevailing trends, science, challenges and the dominant culture of the world as it is today. Moody and fickle, limited and laced with tricksters and illusions, the spirit of the times keeps us busy from dawn till dusk. It’s a daylight consciousness—bright, certain, concrete.
But there is another spirit that sings to us through dreams, symbols and the poetry of the night. The spirit of the depths calls, lures or (if we refuse the call) seizes and plunges us into an inner journey that is rich with wisdom and the mystery of the Unknown. In the spirit of the depths we encounter the unconscious, the soul, the irrational, radical knowing of the deep self. It is there that we access an innate capacity to embrace uncertainty and change, and access a wellspring of creativity and resilience.
Life at its best is a full play, a weave and dance between the spirit of the times and the spirit of the depths. But in a world where daytime consciousness rules, we will have to consciously open our minds and hearts, to courageously dive into the spirit of the depths.
Join Christina Sell and Mary Angelon Young and the Yoga Oasis Community for a 3-day journey through poetry, song, writing, asana, and discussion. Come ready to laugh and cry, work and play.
About the Instructors:
Known for their down-to-earth approach to spirituality, Christina and Mary Angelon have been teaching together for over a decade. Their many years of combined experience and immersion in Eastern traditions of practice—as well as transpersonal and Jungian psychology—creates useful pathways of insight for Westerners. They delight in creating circles of sanctuary in which we may question assumptions, gain insight into challenges and patterns of thought and behavior, access inner wisdom, and glimpse new possibilities for creative self-expression.