Who Just Wrote That? And Why? Integrally Informed Writing to Know the Self
May 14 – June 24, 2012. | Taught by Reggie Marra | $210 non-member; $189 members.
“There is only self interest. What changes is the definition of the self.”
- Richard Barrett
You believe that writing is a valuable tool for understanding yourself and the world. Who is it that believes this – who exactly is the self this believer is attempting to understand through written language? With this question and Richard Barrett’s words as our points of departure, we will work to identify and befriend the lens(es) through which we view ourselves and the world, and we’ll take away, and deepen our relationships with, writing tools and processes that we can use in perpetuity, (even longer if you wish), as those lenses, and our respective worldviews, evolve. Our prospective avenues for exploration include the interrelations among intention, behavior, culture and environment (aka quadrants); sub-personalities; shadow; emotions; intentional change (and what prevents it); skillful means; life as and through metaphor; and anything we agree serves us as we move forward during our six weeks together—at our chosen respective levels of depth and (dis)comfort .
"Reggie's personal practices include writing, strength training, meditation, integral inquiry, wandering in nature, drumming, and shadow work. He likes to think he’d still be a competitive age-group runner if he hadn’t had both hips replaced in 2003.“Reggie’s work is affirming, instructive and inspirational as he explores the relationships inherent in spirit, body and intellect. He gently wends his way into our lives and questions us about that which is integral to our happiness, success, and finally, our peace of mind.
Amid our restless search, we all may find a safe harbor in Reggie's work, which provides a road map for our individual and collective journeys toward what is essential to creating conscious, elevating change and transformation in our lives.”
- Gayle Beyer, Owner & Principal Designer, Gayle Beyer Designs
Reggie Marra is the author of two nonfiction books and two volumes of poetry. He is an Integral Coach,™ and because he believes transformative language is essential in classrooms and boardrooms (kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms too), he works as both a teaching artist and a founding partner with ParadoxEdge, an executive coaching and consulting firm. From 2005 through 2008 Reggie presented workshops on integral theory and application, shadow, and voice dialogue at the annual Power of Words Conference, sponsored by the TLA program at Goddard College. He has presented his poetry and integrally-informed work at conferences for the National Association for Poetry Therapy, the National Speakers Association, the Spirituality Institute at Iona College, Vistage executive meetings, and school districts throughout the northeastern United States. See more at reggiemarra.com.