Workshops & Events

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November 19, 20,21, 2021

Victoria, Australia

The Handless Maiden
A journey for wholeness

with Josephine Dyer, Leeanne Carleton & Marilyn Copeland

An exploration, from a Jungian Perspective, of the well-loved fairytale The Handless Maiden.

In the light of recent events both locally and worldwide, we offer these workshops to women in our community who are struggling to hold onto the strong feminine in a very patriarchal environment.

We encourage you to bring your dreams and reflections of your life experiences of living the conscious feminine.  We will work with the energy within us through the story, dreams, dance and art, and will open and develop the symbols that come to consciousness.

Marion Woodman says: “I trust there is a healing process going on in my unconscious. If I can keep in touch with it, my life flows forward; I constantly open to what I could never have imagined. We are the mothers of the new consciousness. We are virgins empowered in the ever-present, ever-evolving images of now. We are the crones trusting the unknowable. This is our way toward affirming our own; “I am.”

Applications and payment need to be made no later than 16 October 2021

For more information and an application form contact: Josephine Dyer at 0408-370-217 or email

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Due to the recent increase and ongoing uncertainty concerning Covid cases in Europe, we have made the decision to postpone The Red Thread 2022 indefinitely.  We will be considering options for the future and will post updates on the Marion Woodman Foundation website. 

Finding the Red Thread: Creativity, Passion, and the Dance of the Feminine
with Marlene Schiwy and Sheila Langston

“On foot I had to walk through the solar systems, before I found the first thread of my red dress. Already, I sense myself. Somewhere in space hangs my heart, sparks fly from it, shaking the air, to other reckless hearts.”   ~ Edith Södergran

In childhood we know what we love and long for. Our hunger for life is passionate and fierce. Through the years we lose the vivid certainty of what it is we love the most, what thrills our heart and senses, what brings us ecstasy and joy. We spend our lives yearning to reclaim the pure passion that ignites our bodies and souls, inspires our creativity, and brings us fully alive.

Come and join the circle of reckless hearts as we gather in Einsiedeln to celebrate the red thread of our creativity and passion for life. Through movement and writing, breath, sound and song, dreamwork and active imagination – we will write, dance, and sing our way back to the vibrant red thread at the heart of our existence.

Pack your suitcase, journal, and dancing skirt for the journey of a lifetime. Our schedule will allow time and spaciousness to wander through the streets of Einsiedeln with your notebook (or with other reckless hearts!) and stop at the Café Tulipan for afternoon cappuccino and apple strudel or poppy seed cake. Come discover what awaits you in Einsiedeln – in both outer and inner worlds.

This program is open to anyone who has done a previous program with one of the instructors or by telephone consultation. If you are interested in participating please contact us by email or telephone.

For More Information or To Register:
Contact Marlene Schiwy at, 604-734-3554 or visit her website at or contact Sheila Langston at, 778-239-8774 or visit her website at

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Early 2022, date TBA

Online via Zoom

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
an Alchemical Journey 

with Eva Rider

"Fairy tales are the purest and simplest expression of collective unconscious psychic processes. Therefore their value for the scientific investigation of the unconscious exceeds that of all other material. They represent the archetypes in their simplest, barest, and most concise form."
~ Marie Louise Von Franz
‘Interpretation of Fairy Tales'

A Three Part Program to open a portal to understanding how alchemical processes are revealed in the archetypal world of fairy tale and mapped through the Tree of Life can  illuminate meaning in dreams and in our lives.

Part 1: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs exploring alchemical symbolism embedded in
the fairytale.
Part 2: The Tree of Life as a map to the journey
Part 3: Dreams and Alchemy: Linking our Personal and the Archetypal worlds through
the dream.

Entering into the heart of this beloved fairy tale we are drawn into the alchemical opus
mining our Soul's gold Bridging the elemental and the cosmological worlds through the Tree of Life we enter through ritual, dreams, art, poetry, and music open to our creative expression and deepening insight into the mystery and meaning in our own lives.

Early Registration:$240 until November 15th.

Phone: 831-427-9108

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February 2 - April 20th

10:00 am - 12:30 pm PST

Online via Zoom

Wild Women Writing Circle
with Marlene Schiwy

If your writing would benefit from the weekly rhythm of writing in a circle of creative, openhearted, supportive women, please join us for this twelve week program.


We will explore a wide variety of writing styles and genres and work with memoir and poetry, dreams and writing from the body, music and active imagination, fairy tale and
proprioceptive writing. Weekly sessions will include teaching and discussion of the writing process, writing together, and small breakout groups where everyone is invited to
share their writing. Writers at all levels are warmly welcome and you can read comments by past participants at:
In the second half of this program anyone who wishes can receive written comments and
feedback on a piece of writing.

Fee: CAD $835 in Canada (e-transfer or personal cheque)
USD $835 outside Canada (Paypal or personal cheque)
(Includes workshop materials to be sent as Word and PDF files, individual consultations, and optional written feedback on a short piece of writing.)

In preparation for this workshop: 

Please read one of Marlene’s books:

either A Voice of Her Own: Women and the Journal Writing Journey,

or Gypsy Fugue: An Archetypal Memoir.

For more information or to register, email Marlene at or call 604.734.3554