If you find yourself asking:
“What am I being called to do?”
“How can I be braver?”
“How can I make the most of this precious life I have been given?”
Our group is inspired by the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell.
Campbell identified what he called the hero’s journey. It is a universal map for human transformation and growth. He found it in the myths and stories of all cultures. Filmmaker George Lucas used it as the basis for the Star Wars movies.
Our group will be dedicated to helping you go in search of that treasure. These riches can take different forms: a new type of artistic vision; a challenge about what to do next; personal healing; or perhaps a radically new way of understanding the world.
Most of us were born into a world in which we were taught to tread the well-worn pathways of family and society. The promise was that if you follow the road you will be happy and fulfilled.
There is nothing inherently wrong with this way of life. However, there are times in our lives when we need more. Every soul has its own callings. You may ignore or reject them—what Campbell calls “the refusal of the call”—but often at great cost.
Our group is dedicated to helping you answer that call. To finding what wants to be born.
We will combine our journey-work with imaginative inquiry, creativity, meditation, guided trance, storytelling, music, art, and theater. We will support each others’ work and we hope make friendships that will last a long time.
Your guides on the journey will be Dr John Drimmer, PsyD and Dr Kirsten Franzich, Ph.D.
John is a psychologist as well as a writer and documentary filmmaker. He founded the Positive Psychology Center of Los Angeles and has taught positive psych at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. He’s a lifelong meditator.
Kirsten is a Juilliard-trained actor, psychotherapist and originator of Embodied Theater Ecology.
To find out more, please email Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org.