Project 40::32: DREAM LIFE

 

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P40::32: DREAM LIFE

STARTS MAY 24TH, 2016

MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION HERE: P40: DREAM LIFE

Uncover the creative and psychic riches available to you in your dreams.
WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM YOUR DREAMS?

Dreams contain all of our repressed phobias, memories, insecurities, traumas, and even unlived potential. You can even fly in your dreams.

Imagine if you were as triumphant in reality as you are in some of your dreams? It doesn’t have to be just about being chased by monsters, forgetting to study for an exam, or getting stuck in an elevator. Even recurring dream themes are more significant than you may think!

Dreams take us beyond our normal restrictions and sense of reality. This is why you can do so many amazing things in your dreams. The super-human, even mystical potential that we experience take on new identities and conquer things you wouldn’t dare touch in waking life.

Dreams reveal our blind spots, imbalances, shadow, fears, as well as our deepest desires.

Imagine the power of delving into your inner world on a daily and nightly basis—supported by insights, rituals, and community!

For 40 Days and 40 Nights we will mine the jewels that reside in our unconscious.
* Do you struggle with remembering your dreams or deciphering their meaning?

* Do you wish you had more access to your unconscious motivations and inner directives?

* Do you feel blocked creatively?

* Are you sick of repeating the same cycles in your life but don’t know a way out?

* Do you want a powerful way to work with your personal astrology chart, to give voice to and better understand the archetypes that are strong within you?

* Are you struggling with life transitions?

* Do you feel out of tune with your inner voice?

* Are you looking for tools to sleep more peacefully, access the wealth of your dreams, and weave your nighttime wisdom in with your daytime life navigation?

If so, Dream Life is a 40-Day Journey you dont’ want to miss~!

In Dream Life, we will explore our dreams, engaging with them to harness their healing and destiny-mapping potential.

In addition to weaving together insights from depth psychology, we will craft an interplay between astrology and dreamwork, using the planets as a map to connect with the archetypes that reveal themselves in our dreams.

We’ll plumb the depths of our inner world during the day (journaling, dream ritual preparation) and the night (through intentionally creating sacred dream space).

The daily emails will provide insights, strategies, and prompts for reflections.

This supported journey will help you unlock your creative potential. As you embody a greater understanding of what your dreams are reflecting, your waking life will shift towards the magical and the synchronistic. Through engendering awareness, you can navigate your life with greater awareness, freedom, and a sense of co-creation.

Even if you’re convinced you’re someone who simply can never remember your dreams upon waking, this 40-day journey will help you unlock this powerful portal with psychoanlytic techniques.

We’ll shower you with heaps of dream tools plus a magical sacred 40-Day space devoted to remembering and working with your dreams. The potency and magic of dreaming together, exploring a magical realm of shared collective consciousness can move mountains!

Jungian insights and techniques you can utilize to become your own dream analyst.
Between Mars, Saturn, Pluto, and Mercury all going retrograde, the imperative to pay attention to the inner world is a screaming must. Life is moving fast and we cannot keep putting off our dreams! Chiron, Neptune, and the South Node are all piled up in the sign ruling dreams, Pisces! We have more access to this sacred portal of manifestation and magic than ever!

PROJECT 40: Method (AND MAGIC)
Think about how much time is spent sleeping! Our psyches are processing some of our richest psychic gold and potential and yet if we don’t make an effort to recall or work with the messages and material streaming through every night….what a huge loss!

Time is racing by and every day is precious for actualizing your potential and working with the magic of your psyche!

Don’t let the: “I don’t remember my dreams” belief block you from uncovering your limitless potential and finally tapping into the infinite wellspring that masterminds, artists and geniuses draw from.

If you snooze, you don’t lose! Dream work can change everything and open up parts of your personality and psyche that would have otherwise remained dormant and underground.

The Project 40 community, dreamwork partners, journaling prompts, questions, rituals, and one-on-one support are all designed to help you unleash the courage, the passion and the resources you need to tap into your authentic potential!

Join us on this transformative journey and you will get:

40 Days of Inspiration, Insights and Guided Journaling Messages
Private Facebook Community with supportive peer group
Guided Meditations and Rituals
The Archetype of Neptune-our ability to tune into the deepest layers and waters of the unconscious through the 12 signs.
Secrets from a Dreamer’s Diary
Dreamwork Partners
Astrology, Jungian Insights, Inner Guide Meditations, Active Imagination techniques
Opportunity to receive one-on-one sessions with Sherene and Stephanie
and loads more…
Immerse yourself in the mystical, magical and glamorous world of dreams. The planets are supporting immense inner breakthroughs over the next three months with the Mars-Pluto-Saturn retrograde triple play. Don’t miss out on this opportunity…

 

REGISTER FOR P40: DREAM LIFE

P40: PURE: (AN EXCLUSIVE FOR 2016): THE MAGNUS OPUS

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Project 40 PURE: THE MAGNUS OPUS

INTIMATE GROUP OF 12 WOMEN ON THIS SPECIAL JUNGIAN JOURNEY….

REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 28TH.

STARTS JANUARY 1, 2016

This is the first and likely last time I will ever do such a small and exclusive P40.

I am limiting this P40 to a total of only 12 people only (rather than the typical 100+ as it continues to grow) because I feel its essential to have a super tight container on this one and get as much one-to-one support as possible. 2016 has tremendous healing potential, but its crucial that we catch the potency and momentum at the starting gate or we’ll spend the rest of the year playing catchup. This is not about New Year’s resolutions that fail yet again under the shadow of self-sabotage and inner resistance. This is about going in deep and harnessing the alchemical magic of the 40 Day crucible that reverberates with desired intention on a daily basis. A formula that works and lasts because its steeped in ancient psyche-soul integration rather than new-age platitudes or any variations of the “you can do it” muscling through attempts that are only sustainable in the short-term— if at all.

Having consistent, daily support to keep you on track with your journaling and inner work is the key to this intimate journey. You have the option of sending me your journal entries and dreams for feedback daily or weekly, depending on which option you choose. You will also be paired up with an accountability mate based on astrological compatibility to keep you present and on point in your process. This P40 is designed to go deep enough that new grooves are permanently imprinted on the psyche and old habits replaced with new discipline, soul work and structure. We will be working with the unconscious, and learning how to let it guide and enlighten, so it no longer has to work against you from behind the scenes.

Astrological Influences and themes we will be working with in the 40 Days:

Saturn in Sagittarius:
Inner and Outer Accountability
the And/And versus the Either/Or
Paradigm of Wholeness

Saturn-Neptune Square
South Node in Pisces
Chiron in Pisces
Vacare Deo-Emptying Out So the Gods can Fill
Dissolving Projections
Harming Nature-Harming our Psyches
Injury to Instinct
How have we become de-souled
Sharpening our Intuition
Uranus Direct:
Normalizing the Abnormal
Questioning the Status Quo
Getting out of a Captured or Frozen State

Jupiter/North Node in Virgo
No longer turning away from our needs
No more Slighting Our Inner World
Problem with “being good”
Fragmenting-Splitting
Soul Starvation
Tending to the Creative Life
Trusting our Inner Knowing
Facing Solitude-Being Alone (All-One-Ness)
Mars in Scorpio (Will be 4 months of 2016 including Retrograde)
Shadows of:
Jealousy
Competition
Regeneration
Finding the Jewels in the Underworld

Project 40::29 TRAILBLAZER

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ABOUT PROJECT 40: TRAILBLAZING

We are in the midst of one of the most life-altering, fiery planetary periods and eclipse cycles of 2015.  This is a MAJOR opportunity to finally break out of any prisons of fear that hold you locked into patterns of mediocrity rather than BLAZING on your true PATH! The upcoming Full Moon Lunar eclipse brings a resounding warrior cry of the spirit to totally let loose and finally do your own thing–to LIVE OUT LOUD!
Join us for Project 40 and you will:

  • Tap into the strength and courage it takes to exclusively follow your heart and actualize your potential!
  • Gain clarity around why you remain stuck or settle for jobs,  relationships or daily habits that aren’t stellar!
  • Learn how to create and manifest a Path that is so in alignment with your spirit that you literally FLY out of bed in the morning!
  • Integrate potent daily rituals that Unlock your Power and True Potential

Between the fiery eclipse cycle, Saturn moving into the Trailblazing sign of Sagittarius and Mercury Retograde, the time to break free of our fears and ruts is now. Life is moving fast and we cannot keep putting off our dreams! The iron could not hotter–the time to strike is now or never!

PROJECT 40: Method (and Magic) 

Think about how much energy you lose just maintaining the status quo!  Year after year, carrying around a dream to finally set out and blaze your own trail. Time is racing by and every day is precious for actualizing your potential and working your magic in this world!

Don’t let the:  “who do you think you are “voice  or fear of letting go of a steady but soul-killing paycheck stand in the way of your dreams!

Even if your vision is vague, you can know that the longing is REAL! It’s time to feel on FIRE about your life and what you create in the world. Imagine BLAZING out of bed, rather than hitting the snooze button as the highlight of your day.

The Project 40 community, accountability partners, journaling prompts, questions, rituals, and one-on-one support are all designed to help you unleash the courage, the passion and the resources you need to tap into your authentic potential!  Join us on this transformative journey and you will get:

  • 40 Days of Guided Journaling Messages
  • Private Facebook Community with supportive peer group
  • Guided Meditations and Rituals
  • The Archetype of Mars-our guiding will and fearless courage through the 12 signs.
  • Secrets from a Trailblazer’s Diary
  • Accountability Partners
  • Astrology, Jungian Insights, Inner Guide Meditations, Active Imagination techniques
  • Opportunity to receive one-on-one sessions with Sherene and Jessica
  • and loads more…

Immerse yourself in courageous energy and support by joining us. These eclipses are the most powerful of the year to make leaps and bounds. Don’t miss out on this opportunity…

PROJECT 40: 27::: BREAK–BLAZE–BURN

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40 DAYS OF FEARLESS, OUT OF BOUNDS WRITING

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Sherene Vismaya Schostak & Juliet Escoria

STARTS JUNE 6TH!

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.― Maya Angelou

Change your story, change your life. You don’t have to be an aspiring writer in the literary sense to benefit from this Project 40. We all have a story inside of us that needs to be told. We all have journals collecting dust. We all know the powerful worlds that even a minimal amount of writing can open up for us…and yet, why do we constantly put it off, neglect it or feel hopelessly blocked?

Through guided Jungian journaling and active imagination techniques, tarot-inspired writing prompts and meditations, we will tap into your limitless creative spark. Instead of cursing the Mercury Retrograde, we will work the magic of this the messenger god in his very own sign! By paying sincere homage to this white hot mercurial magic, we’ll harness the genius of Mercury Retrograde in Gemini and get you writing. Throw your fears into the fire and use the quicksilver genius of this special Mercury in Gemini phase to finally say what’s got to be said.

Whether you choose to use these 40 Days to take those old ideas, manuscripts and other forgotten gems off the back burner or just delve more into your own personal story, this P40 is designed to set your writing on fire! Daily discipline can be deeply inspiring when thrown into the alchemical alembic of incendiary creative fire. For 40 Days and 40 nights we’ll keep each other inspired to make writing a living, breathing, passionate ritual!

Our private dedicated Facebook Forum is a sacred place where you will receive daily feedback and inspiration from other kindred souls from around the world!

Are you a closet writer terrified of finishing what you start?

Do you have a mean-ass inner critic that could rival Simon Cowell or an ‘X Factor’ judge?

Have you been sitting on a book idea, half-finished writing project or script for more years than you’d care to admit?

Do you secretly wish you could write but find a thousand excuses on the variation of: “there’s not enough time” ?

Do others keep stealing your best book ideas because you didn’t finish yours fast enough?

Do you start and then feel totally blocked and throw in the towel?

Do your tell yourself writing will turn you into a lonely, isolated weirdo with no friends, money or social life?

If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.
― Toni Morrison

Do you talk yourself out of writing with thoughts like:

I have nothing original to say…

It’s already been done…

Writing is for academics or “writers”….

Who reads books anymore?

Who do I think I am?

What if my writing is boring, stupid or lame as hell?

You’re not alone! We are here to be your personal muses, cheerleaders, midwives, oracles.

Writing does not have to be isolating and tedious! This Project 40 is designed to bring depth, desire and sexy back to the art of pen to paper or (fingers to keypad)! This P40 will break all the rules….. without apology!

Mercury and Venus are currently “out of bounds” unleashing serious creative rebellion. I am psyched to collaborate with the lovely and fiery author of Black Cloud, Juliet Escoria.

 

Juliet will share her uncensored experience and as a professional writer and life in real time. She will share what she’s working on and how she’s making it work, despite lack of time, her own self-destructive tendencies, insecurities, and all the other things that cause writers to stop writing. She will include quotes, music, writing prompts, questions for journaling, ideas for rituals, and guidance from the tarot and crystals and whatever other omens show up on the path. Sherene will share her seventeen years as Jungian analyst to help you uncover some of your deepest writing/creative blocks by getting to the source of your fears, insecurities and complexes such as the inner “animus’ critic that keep us from unleashing our true voice.

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Option 1::: $330 (limited to first 10 who register)




40 Days of Guided Emails with Journaling Questions, Meditations and Rituals.

PLUS

60 Minute Private Jungian Session with Sherene:

This session will combine my seventeen years of working as a Jungian analyst and astrologer with private clients. My specialty is helping people obliterate creative blocks and tapping into the limitless potential of the unconscious. By delving deeply into the unique patterns in your natal horoscope, we can uncover particular parental complexes, family legacy/ancestral patterns, and other creative blocks and shadow material that keep you from your fullest potency of self-expression.

AND

60 minute Private Consultation with Juliet Escoria.

In a one-on-one SKYPE/FACETIME  session Juliet will offer personal feedback on up to 10 pages of your writing. She will also give you personalized help and guidance on both your writing life and any issues you have related to addiction, self-destructive or obsessive traits and mental illness. She is a strong empath and sees/hears spirits and other non-humans on a regular basis. For part of the session, she can also use a combination of tarot and crystal work to help guide you through any creative blocks.

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OPTION 2::: $160

40 Days of Guided Emails with Journaling Questions, Meditations and Rituals Only.




 

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Juliet Escoria is the author of BLACK CLOUD, which was published by both Civil Coping Mechanisms and Emily Books, and named a best book of the year by Dazed, Flavorwire, Salon, The Fader, and more. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in places like The Believer, Vice, Guernica, Electric Literature, and Hobart. She has a BA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside & an MFA in Fiction Writing from Brooklyn College. She was born in Australia, raised in Southern California, and currently lives in West Virginia. For more, go to julietescoria.com

“[U]sing sparse and elegant prose, Escoria makes the reader feel. Moreover, even when the reader feels is terrible and frightening, Escoria finds a way to make it beautiful. These are powerful stories. Read them and be moved.”
– The Lit Pub

“Unrelenting, violent, often scary: Juliet Escoria’s debut collection of stories will likely have you begging and crying for salvation a few pages in. She’s just that good.”
– Flavorwire

“Quick, smart, and darkly entertaining.”
– Bullett Magazine

“One of the best books I’ve read so far this year… These stories are uniformly effective; they veer at you in unexpected ways and devastate, sometimes quietly and sometimes brutally.”
– Vol. 1 Brooklyn

“An unassuming but quick and gritty collection of stories…Escoria doesn’t bog her writing down with a prescribed style or aloof voice or braggy attitude. It’s just someone telling their stories and not watering them down. She’s damn good.”
– Kevin Sampsell, author of This is Between Us and A Common Pornography

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Sherene Vismaya, M.A. is a Jungian Analyst, astrologer, and metaphysician in private practice in NYC for the past seventeen years. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. She is the co-author of Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, Surviving Saturn’s Return: (McGrawHill) and The Fate of Your Date (Chronicle Books.) She holds a Master’s Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and advanced graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich. She is the resident astrologer for Elle Magazine: UK- Netherlands-Turkey. Her work integrates the subtle body/psyche with the physical body through different healing modalities including dream analysis, authentic movement, astrology and Polarity Therapy.

PROJECT 40 VISION:

I conceived of Project 40 as a way to help those who could not afford to come for regular therapy sessions. I also wanted to find a way to leverage the daily experiential tools and rituals we can all use. The Internet allows me to do this and I invest a great deal of time and energy in order to make each Project 40 journey a highly personal and “of the moment” journey. Nothing cookie-cutter or generic like you might expect with many Internet packages and programs. Project 40 is extremely unique and will take you just as deep as very intensive one-on-one Jungian psychoanalytic work. If you were to actually pay my going hourly rate, for the amount of time you get in this program, it would be very costly. At 200.00 / hour and approximately 20-30 hours per person per P40 session, we would be into the thousands of dollars.

So I am happy and grateful for the Internet, as it allows us to connect in a way that is affordable for you and allows us to be engaged on a daily basis.

Project 40 has healed me and so I have decided to share it as a service to the world under the blessing of my Guru, Mata Amritanandamayi who blessed it in Amritapuri in 2009.

A NECESSARY RANT:

As a diehard, classically -trained Jungian with seventeen years of analysis and supervision from some of the best Jungian analysts in Zurich, NYC and San Francisco, it’s painful for me to see how so much of the elegance and depth of Jung’s work is lost and misused by those with very little if any actual experience or training (not to mention their own analytic process). Jung says that the unconscious is both beautiful and terrible but not something to “play around with” or take lightly by any means. Would you throw yourself out into the middle of a dark ocean without a reliable person at the helm… or worse, without a boat or a paddle? Unless you’re trying to live the life of Pi, this is probably not wise. The danger of superficial systems that I have seen claiming to explore “shadow work” is disturbing when you realize how tricky it is to navigate the depths of one’s unconscious without the proper clinical training, supervision and experience. This is another reason why I am trying to make this work more pervasive as a way to undo some of the damage that has been done to Jung’s work and credibility in so many “new age” and “self-help” circles that have sadly cheapened the work. A complex is something that must be worked at daily and consistently and with a skilled analyst to help you unravel the many layers. It is not something that can be magically “fixed” in one weekend, covered up with medication or removed with a juice cleanse.

YOU RECEIVE:

*Daily personal emails that I create on that particular day itself (nothing is pre-baked, half-baked or it would lose the essence of tapping into the powerful messages of that particular space and time–and thus lose the power of synchronicity so fundamental to the magic of Jungian therapy).

*A system designed to bust through any laziness, blocks, and other BS that keep you from going beyond the normal 10% of mediocre consciousness and self-awareness.

*Daily probing questions that make you stop and reflect in ways that create lasting transformation.

*A powerful collective of kindred souls seeking radical transformation and willing to do the hard work in order to uncover the limitless potential and authenticity buried in the unconscious.

*Accountability partners on a daily basis to keep you inspired and staying on top of your inner work.

*Stopping and expanding time instead of the feeling that another month just flew by without any noticeable change in your life.

*A sacred container built on seventeen years of research and private practice with a classically trained Jungian therapist and astrologer.

*40 Days of powerful tools you can use and re-use for the rest of your life that will totally transform your sexuality, your relationships and most importantly your Self.

*Daily astrological guidance and reflection on the collective unconscious influences as revealed by the current astrological weather.

I am thrilled to see how much Project 40 has grown and expanded over the past four years, and thus in order to keep up with the demand this will be the last round of Project 40 where I can offer such a low price for readings.

**We cannot offer any refunds on the readings once they are booked as we put a lot of time and energy into the process.

P40 TESTIMONIALS:

The Project 40 experience has been so deep and so profound for me that I’m finding it difficult to come up with words. I’ve been participating in Project 40 for 3 years and just signed up for my 9th round. I have become addicted to the protective circle and liminal quality of being in Temenos, being able to bare my soul and be as honest with myself and the group as I feel drawn to. Sherene creates a safe bubble around us and encourages us to be as bold, messy and naked as we dare. There have been some P40’s where I have gone very deep into inner reflection, and others where I’ve played around more on the surface level, and all of my experiences and expressions have been honored and validated. Sherene leads the way with her own vulnerability and encourages us to pull back our social masks and be as real as possible within a safe environment, which is so refreshing. There are so many different ways of exploring Project 40. Sherene creates the structure, but it is a pretty big playground and it’s up to you to decide how much you want to do, how much you want to share with the group or not, and how deep you want to go. You hold the reigns. And, probably the most magical quality of Project 40 is that it still works on you even on those days when you don’t do a thing. You are still held in Temenos and your intention is still on the altar, being worked on at deeper levels than we can see. Project 40 works on you on so many levels, but, like anything else, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. I think perhaps the biggest reason I get pulled back into Project 40 again and again is because of the magical world that is created within it. Our world can feel so black and white and hard sometimes, and Project 40 reminds me that magic is everywhere and all I have to do is open my eyes so I can see it.– S.B. (Bend, Oregon)

“There are many many guides out there who have journeyed and gained great wisdom and enlightenment But, this is my journey. I have to travel it and do the work, and develop a deep and abiding confident relationship with the wisdom that dwells within. Sherene, you are a master teacher in this way. Sherene, your willingness to go into the dark places with such courage, such raw courage, and experience the flame, the heat of transformational fires—you are so empowering to those of us following after you. Fellow travelers, this I know: good self care is essential during these experiences, during the entire journey. I learned it the hard way. I could still do better. Thank you all for your deep sharing and and allowing me to witness your transformations and insights. Thank you Sherene. You remind me of the courage of Jung when he went looking at and for the archetypes…. TR (New York)

Suffice it to say, my project 40s have *completely* changed the direction of my life, for the better. I feel like I have found my mate for life, and I now have work I love so much I can stand to work into the wee hours and defend it even though it doesn’t pay very well… yet! So, if anyone has any doubts about the power of this technique, you are welcome to send them my way! Project 40 has changed my life; I can’t thank you and the universe enough for sending it to me!! -Anne (Portland)

As long as you do P40’s, I will participate. They force me to slow down and focus on me, which is so important as I spend each day nurturing others. Your insight in the emails, as well as your readings, has provided me with a platform to continue to grow and really assess what I want and who I want to be in this life. I look forward to the emails and the conversation that takes place. Not only do I have the feeling of camaraderie, I am able to uncover details that serve me and would have otherwise stayed hidden. Thank you for the work you choose!”
— KH.. (Berkley, CA)

“Thank you for providing this format and daily guidance. It often feels as if you are holding our hands and telling us that its going to be okay; let our own truth be shown.”
— AS—(San Diego, CA)

I just wanted you to know how much I have appreciated and learned from the Project 40, and your caring support, wisdom and guidance has been immeasurable. Your Project 40 Rounds have shown me that I can commit to a regular practice of Introspection/Contemplation…and that has been a very big Gift to me – because I have doubted that I had a “disciplined bone in my body” and your Inspiration has shown me “I can do it!” Jai Ma! Thank you immensely. I may not have done every day, but I learned over time to keep the questions in mind and not give up and return to the Project.–SB (Vancouver)

I was just briefly reading my journaling from some past P40s and I’m amazed. I end the 40 days always ” ok that’s done what next” knowing something or things have changed and shifted but not really able to put it into words or even describe in feelings what has happened is happening. Then I look back and say woooooo, as I read though the pastP40s and think I know this person, she is familiar but I don’t fully relate to her any longer. I know it’s me just that those issues feelings thought are of someone so lost confused desperate to belong, be accepted, understand.
I feel so much stronger in who I am what my choices and decisions are. What my priorities are, how I want to live my life. I still don’t know how it’s all going up happen or when. I do know it all will at the perfect time. I am here to witness and experience the journey. P40 is a great venue for growth, and digging in to the places that may have been ” saved for last” or later. Later is now. -T.W.
Thank you so much Sherene. I have evolved so much through this process. The real me is back.

Project 40 was an amazing prescription for me. My relationships are better – me and my mum are so much more expressive of our love together. I have been honest when things aren’t going well in my new relationship and he has listened and responded to my needs. No tit-for-tat love in any of these relationships. I feel closer to my girlfriends. My self-worth – I know I’m good enough, pretty enough as is the next girl on the street. I know that I’m also responsible for bringing love and happy times into other peoples lives and I can orchestrate events too. I feel alive, burning through old shell, full of love and ready to give the world my best.-Kam (NYC)

I read each email on the train and really appreciate your sharing and your guided questions like arrows piercing the truth.
Thank you. You are such a major part of my healing. Even my physical therapist notes the improvement, it’s on a cellular level.
Yes, your way of journaling is inspiring and you ask the ‘right’ questions to help me really think about my self and gain insight. Grateful. –L.R. (NYC)

40 DAYS OF DREAMS

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MINING THE CREATIVE GOLD OF THE UNCONSCIOUS

with Sherene Vismaya and Stephanie Gailing

Starts March 20th, 2015

(on the New Moon in Pisces, Vernal Equinox, Solar Eclipse).

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.― C.G. Jung

Uncover the creative and psychic riches available to you in your dreams.

Imagine the power of delving into your inner world on a daily and nightly basis—supported by insights, rituals, and community!

Do you struggle with remembering your dreams or deciphering their meaning?

Do you wish you had more access to your unconscious motivations and inner directives?

Do you feel blocked creatively?

Sick of repeating the same cycles in your life but don’t know a way out?

Want a powerful way to work with your personal astrology chart, to give voice to and better understand the archetypes that are strong within you?

Are you struggling with life transitions?

Do you feel out of tune with your inner voice?

Looking for tools to sleep more peacefully, access the wealth of your dreams, and weave your night time wisdom in with your daytime life navigation?

For 40 Days and 40 nights we will mine the jewels that reside in our unconscious. We will explore our dreams, engaging with them to harness their healing and destiny-mapping potential. In addition to weaving together insights from depth psychology, we will craft an interplay between astrology and dreamwork, using the planets as a map to connect with the archetypes that reveal themselves in our dreams.

We’ll plumb the depths of our inner world during the day (journaling, 7 P40 daily categories, dream ritual preparation) and the night (through intentionally creating sacred dream space). The daily emails will provide insights, strategies, and prompts for reflections. In a sacred space of compassion and reverence, we can share our dream images in the dedicated Facebook group. We will use this private group space as
as a chalice for our dreams and insights, as well as a place where others can provide feedback and reflection if you so desire.

This supported journey will help us unlock our creative potential.  As we embody a greater understanding of what our dreams are reflecting, our waking life will shift towards the magical and the synchronistic. Through engendering awareness, we can navigate our lives with greater awareness, freedom, and a sense of co-creation.

When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate. – C.G. Jung

We all have our “blind spots” in life and the compulsion to repeat. Jung reminds us how essential dreamwork is if we wish to stop repeating the same fateful encounters and cycles that keep us stuck in exhausting reiterations of unfulfilling cycles.

Even if you’re convinced you’re someone who simply can never remember your dreams upon waking, this 40-day journey will help you understand and release the blocks. We will provide you with powerful tools plus a magical sacred 40-Day space devoted to remembering and working with your dreams.

WHY DREAM?
What can we expect to experience in this 40-Day Dream Journey?
Dreams are the rich translation of our psyche’s personal material and unconscious patterns and memories as well as the storehouse for powerful collective insights. Dreams reveal our blind spots, our imbalances, our shadow, our fears, and our deepest desires. We may even find ourselves dreaming together, exploring this realm of shared collective consciousness.

During the 40 days, Sherene and Stephanie will share:

·      Jungian insights and techniques you can utilize to become your own dream   analyst
·      Mythical, metaphysical, and cultural symbolism and reference material

·      Astrological insights into the moment, so as to tap into the archetypes that are  potentiated through our journey, allowing them to reflect greater insight into the signification of dreams and/or as catalysts to consciously work within the dream alembic

·      Sacred Dream Space Practices, Sleep Sanctification Rituals, and natural elixirs, all of which may inspire you rest more deeply and further support you as you open to the dream space within

PROJECT 40:::26: REGISTRATION

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Option 1::: $330 (limited to first 10 who register)

40 Days of Guided Emails with Journaling Questions, Meditations and Rituals.

PLUS

60 Minute Private Jungian Session with Sherene:

This session will combine my seventeen years of dream analysis with private clients and astrology as one of the most powerful tools for mining your relationship with your unconscious. Through looking closely into patterns in your natal horoscope we can uncover particular parental complexes, family legacy/ancestral patterns that your psyche is carrying, creative blocks and other shadow material that may appear in dreams throughout the 40 Days and beyond.

PLUS

60 minute Private Consultation with Stephanie Gailing. This session will provide a synergistic approach to self-discovery: your dreams amplify the insights we can derive from your astrology chart, while your chart provides us with a symbolic map to understand the landscape of your dreams. Exploring your dreams in an astrology consultation yields another layer of riches from which you can evidence understanding, awareness, and empowerment. In addition to focusing on your dreams and astrology chart, Stephanie can also offer you suggestions on flower essences that can inspire and enhance your connection to your dreams.




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OPTION 2::: $150

40 Days of Guided Emails with Journaling Questions, Meditations and Rituals Only.




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Sherene Vismaya, M.A. is a Jungian Analyst, astrologer, and metaphysician in private practice in NYC for the past seventeen years. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. She is the co-author of Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, Surviving Saturn’s Return: (McGrawHill) and The Fate of Your Date (Chronicle Books.) She holds a Master’s Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and advanced graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich. She is the resident astrologer for Elle Magazine: UK- Netherlands-Turkey. Her work is about integrating the subtle body/psyche with the physical body through different healing modalities including dream analysis, authentic movement, astrology and Polarity Therapy.

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Stephanie Gailing is a counseling astrologer, flower essence practitioner, and well-being educator. Author of Planetary Apothecary: An Astrological Approach to Health and Wellness, Stephanie guides clients towards deeper levels of personal empowerment while offering them self-care solutions and lifestyle rituals to enhance their sense of well-being. As part of her archetypal approach to wellness consulting, Stephanie also incorporates dream exploration in her practice. Stephanie has written for MySign, Astrology.com, and American Spa, and has been featured in Seattle Magazine, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Living, and The Global Times. Actively involved in the national astrology community, she currently calls Seattle and New York City home. Find out more about Stephanie at PlanetaryApothecary.com.

 

PROJECT 40 VISION:

I conceived of Project 40 as a way to help those who could not afford to come for regular therapy sessions. I also wanted to find a way to leverage the daily experiential tools and rituals we can all use. The Internet allows me to do this and I invest a great deal of time and energy in order to make each Project 40 journey a highly personal and “of the moment” journey. Nothing cookie-cutter or generic like you might expect with many Internet packages and programs. Project 40 is extremely unique and will take you just as deep as very intensive one-on-one Jungian psychoanalytic work. If you were to actually pay my going hourly rate, for the amount of time you get in this program, it would be very costly. At 200.00 / hour and approximately 20-30 hours per person per P40 session, we would be into the thousands of dollars.

So I am happy and grateful for the Internet, as it allows us to connect in a way that is affordable for you and allows us to be engaged on a daily basis.

Project 40 has healed me and so I have decided to share it as a service to the world under the blessing of my Guru, Mata Amritanandamayi who blessed it in Amritapuri in 2009.

A NECESSARY RANT:

As a diehard, classically -trained Jungian with seventeen years of analysis and supervision from some of the best Jungian analysts in Zurich, NYC and San Francisco, it’s painful for me to see how so much of the elegance and depth of Jung’s work is lost and misused by those with very little if any actual experience or training (not to mention their own analytic process). Jung says that the unconscious is both beautiful and terrible but not something to “play around with” or take lightly by any means. Would you throw yourself out into the middle of a dark ocean without a reliable person at the helm… or worse, without a boat or a paddle? Unless you’re trying to live the life of Pi, this is probably not wise. The danger of superficial systems that I have seen claiming to explore “shadow work” is disturbing when you realize how tricky it is to navigate the depths of one’s unconscious without the proper clinical training, supervision and experience. This is another reason why I am trying to make this work more pervasive as a way to undo some of the damage that has been done to Jung’s work and credibility in so many “new age” and “self-help” circles that have sadly cheapened the work. A complex is something that must be worked at daily and consistently and with a skilled analyst to help you unravel the many layers. It is not something that can be magically “fixed” in one weekend, covered up with medication or removed with a juice cleanse.

YOU RECEIVE:

*Daily personal emails that I create on that particular day itself (nothing is pre-baked, half-baked or it would lose the essence of tapping into the powerful messages of that particular space and time–and thus lose the power of synchronicity so fundamental to the magic of Jungian therapy).

*A system designed to bust through any laziness, blocks, and other BS that keep you from going beyond the normal 10% of mediocre consciousness and self-awareness.

*Daily probing questions that make you stop and reflect in ways that create lasting transformation.

*A powerful collective of kindred souls seeking radical transformation and willing to do the hard work in order to uncover the limitless potential and authenticity buried in the unconscious.

*Accountability partners on a daily basis to keep you inspired and staying on top of your inner work.

*Stopping and expanding time instead of the feeling that another month just flew by without any noticeable change in your life.

*A sacred container built on seventeen years of research and private practice with a classically trained Jungian therapist and astrologer.

*40 Days of powerful tools you can use and re-use for the rest of your life that will totally transform your sexuality, your relationships and most importantly your Self.

*Daily astrological guidance and reflection on the collective unconscious influences as revealed by the current astrological weather.

I am thrilled to see how much Project 40 has grown and expanded over the past four years, and thus in order to keep up with the demand this will be the last round of Project 40 where I can offer such a low price for readings.

 

**We cannot offer any refunds on the readings once they are booked as we put a lot of time and energy into the process.

P40 TESTIMONIALS:

The Project 40 experience has been so deep and so profound for me that I’m finding it difficult to come up with words. I’ve been participating in Project 40 for 3 years and just signed up for my 9th round. I have become addicted to the protective circle and liminal quality of being in Temenos, being able to bare my soul and be as honest with myself and the group as I feel drawn to. Sherene creates a safe bubble around us and encourages us to be as bold, messy and naked as we dare. There have been some P40’s where I have gone very deep into inner reflection, and others where I’ve played around more on the surface level, and all of my experiences and expressions have been honored and validated. Sherene leads the way with her own vulnerability and encourages us to pull back our social masks and be as real as possible within a safe environment, which is so refreshing. There are so many different ways of exploring Project 40. Sherene creates the structure, but it is a pretty big playground and it’s up to you to decide how much you want to do, how much you want to share with the group or not, and how deep you want to go. You hold the reigns. And, probably the most magical quality of Project 40 is that it still works on you even on those days when you don’t do a thing. You are still held in Temenos and your intention is still on the altar, being worked on at deeper levels than we can see. Project 40 works on you on so many levels, but, like anything else, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. I think perhaps the biggest reason I get pulled back into Project 40 again and again is because of the magical world that is created within it. Our world can feel so black and white and hard sometimes, and Project 40 reminds me that magic is everywhere and all I have to do is open my eyes so I can see it.– S.B. (Bend, Oregon)

“There are many many guides out there who have journeyed and gained great wisdom and enlightenment But, this is my journey. I have to travel it and do the work, and develop a deep and abiding confident relationship with the wisdom that dwells within. Sherene, you are a master teacher in this way. Sherene, your willingness to go into the dark places with such courage, such raw courage, and experience the flame, the heat of transformational fires—you are so empowering to those of us following after you. Fellow travelers, this I know: good self care is essential during these experiences, during the entire journey. I learned it the hard way. I could still do better. Thank you all for your deep sharing and and allowing me to witness your transformations and insights. Thank you Sherene. You remind me of the courage of Jung when he went looking at and for the archetypes…. TR (New York)

Suffice it to say, my project 40s have *completely* changed the direction of my life, for the better. I feel like I have found my mate for life, and I now have work I love so much I can stand to work into the wee hours and defend it even though it doesn’t pay very well… yet! So, if anyone has any doubts about the power of this technique, you are welcome to send them my way! Project 40 has changed my life; I can’t thank you and the universe enough for sending it to me!! -Anne (Portland)

As long as you do P40’s, I will participate. They force me to slow down and focus on me, which is so important as I spend each day nurturing others. Your insight in the emails, as well as your readings, has provided me with a platform to continue to grow and really assess what I want and who I want to be in this life. I look forward to the emails and the conversation that takes place. Not only do I have the feeling of camaraderie, I am able to uncover details that serve me and would have otherwise stayed hidden. Thank you for the work you choose!”
— KH.. (Berkley, CA)

“Thank you for providing this format and daily guidance. It often feels as if you are holding our hands and telling us that its going to be okay; let our own truth be shown.”
— AS—(San Diego, CA)

I just wanted you to know how much I have appreciated and learned from the Project 40, and your caring support, wisdom and guidance has been immeasurable. Your Project 40 Rounds have shown me that I can commit to a regular practice of Introspection/Contemplation…and that has been a very big Gift to me – because I have doubted that I had a “disciplined bone in my body” and your Inspiration has shown me “I can do it!” Jai Ma! Thank you immensely. I may not have done every day, but I learned over time to keep the questions in mind and not give up and return to the Project.–SB (Vancouver)

I was just briefly reading my journaling from some past P40s and I’m amazed. I end the 40 days always ” ok that’s done what next” knowing something or things have changed and shifted but not really able to put it into words or even describe in feelings what has happened is happening. Then I look back and say woooooo, as I read though the pastP40s and think I know this person, she is familiar but I don’t fully relate to her any longer. I know it’s me just that those issues feelings thought are of someone so lost confused desperate to belong, be accepted, understand.
I feel so much stronger in who I am what my choices and decisions are. What my priorities are, how I want to live my life. I still don’t know how it’s all going up happen or when. I do know it all will at the perfect time. I am here to witness and experience the journey. P40 is a great venue for growth, and digging in to the places that may have been ” saved for last” or later. Later is now. -T.W.
Thank you so much Sherene. I have evolved so much through this process. The real me is back.

Project 40 was an amazing prescription for me. My relationships are better – me and my mum are so much more expressive of our love together. I have been honest when things aren’t going well in my new relationship and he has listened and responded to my needs. No tit-for-tat love in any of these relationships. I feel closer to my girlfriends. My self-worth – I know I’m good enough, pretty enough as is the next girl on the street. I know that I’m also responsible for bringing love and happy times into other peoples lives and I can orchestrate events too. I feel alive, burning through old shell, full of love and ready to give the world my best.-Kam (NYC)

I read each email on the train and really appreciate your sharing and your guided questions like arrows piercing the truth.
Thank you. You are such a major part of my healing. Even my physical therapist notes the improvement, it’s on a cellular level.
Yes, your way of journaling is inspiring and you ask the ‘right’ questions to help me really think about my self and gain insight. Grateful. –L.R. (NYC)

 

 

Project 40:::25: 40 Days of Goddesses

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40 Days of Goddesses

Starts January  5th, 2015

with Sherene Vismaya and Katelan Foisy

Through guided journaling, self-portraits, spell work, art, and meditations we will be experiencing the journey and the archetypes of the “Goddess.” We will invoke individual Goddesses, learn their stories and teachings, and meditate on their stories. We will create self portraits using simple techniques and editing tricks to conjure and embody those goddesses. We will also be outlining rituals that you can customize to channel your own inner Goddess. Journeying through those paths we will examine both the joys and sorrows of the Goddesses gaining balance and understanding, as well as connecting our own personal journeys to them. We will explore the dark goddesses such as Kali and Sophia to the goddesses of prosperity (Lakshmi), wisdom and creativity (Saraswati), and compassion (Kwan Yin), to name a few.

We will be doing cleansing and beauty rituals, guided meditations leading down personal paths of selected goddesses, We will also be sharing tips and tricks of glamour magick to get you through any situation. We’ll teach you to enchant jewelry and clothing for both ritual practice and every day wear. During this 40 Days you will discover powerful tools magnify the goddess within and thus project it outward. Get ready to embrace, embody and live your magic.

The Goddess invokes our capacity for presence, relatedness, and embodiment. If we were never seen as children, often our feminine is cut off and thus our relationship to our feeling values, our bodies and our heart suffer as a result We will use the power of the 40 Day Temenos to dive deep into the heart of the sacred feminine, the realm of the goddess.

Goddess has to take birth in the womb of love within each of us. — Amma

Project 40. 25 Registration:
Option #1 $330

40 Days of Guided Emails with Journaling Questions, Meditations and Rituals.

PLUS

60 Minute Private Jungian Session with Sherene: we will go into great-depth exploring your horoscope in terms of your inner feminine, mother issues, inherent Goddess archetypes that have more resonance, and those that tend to remain unconscious  We will also dig into any blocks around the feminine energy and flow of magic

PLUS

60 minute Private Consultation with Katelan Foisy: Can be used as a Tarot reading or guidance for individual ritual work in accessing your inner goddess.




Option # 2:$150

)40 Days of Guided Emails with Journaling Questions, Meditations and Rituals Only.



Here now, quick, now, always. A condition of complete simplicity. Costing not less than everything. And all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be well. When the tongues of flames are in-folded into the crowned knot of fire. And the fire and the rose are one. ” Then the suffering that we go through, the life that we live in the moment — in the moment — see that’s where the body lives. That’s where nature lives.That’s the feminine. Now. Here. That beating of the eternal and the personal. The fire and the rose are one.–Marion Woodman (quoting TS Eliot)Your Guides:

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Sherene Vismaya, M.A. is a Jungian therapist and astrologer in private practice in NYC for the past seventeen years. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. She is the co-author of Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, & Surviving Saturn’s Return: (McGrawHill). She holds a Master’s Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and advanced graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich. She is the resident astrologer for Elle Magazine: UK- Netherlands-Turkey.

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Katelan Foisy:

A natural empath and medium, Katelan created her own form of energy healing based on Native American techniques and applied them into her everyday practices as an artist, healer, and reader. She has been trained in traditional Reiki and practiced both techniques as well as tarot at one of the largest Botanica’s in America before starting her own practice 5 years ago. That business eventually lead to her joining forces with Sherene Schostak to for Beneath the Half Moon. She holds public circles with Sherene every month as well as classes and cleansing rituals. Katelan comes from a long line of herbalists, mystics, and healers. She is currently studying Afro-Cuban traditions under her Godfather Ochani Lele and is a confirmed child of Eleggua. In her spare time she blogs, models, and tends to her garden. She currently resides in NYC with her very bad cat named QPI.

My Value and My Vision – Extended to You.

I conceived of Project 40 as a way to help those who could not afford to come for regular therapy sessions. I also wanted to find a way to leverage the daily experiential tools and rituals we can all use. The Internet allows me to do this and I invest a great deal of time and energy in order to make each Project 40 journey a highly personal and “of the moment” journey. Nothing cookie-cutter or generic like you might expect with many Internet packages and programs. Project 40 is extremely unique and will take you just as deep as very intensive one-on-one Jungian psychoanalytic work. If you were to actually pay my going hourly rate, for the amount of time you get in this program, it would be very costly. At 200.00 / hour and approximately 20-30 hours per person per P40 session, we would be into the thousands of dollars.

So I am happy and grateful for the Internet, as it allows us to connect in a way that is affordable for you and allows us to be engaged on a daily basis.

Project 40 has healed me and so I have decided to share it as a service to the world under the blessing of my Guru, Mata Amritanandamayi who blessed it in Amritapuri in 2009.

A Necessary Rant:

As a diehard, classically -trained Jungian with seventeen years of analysis and supervision from some of the best Jungian analysts in Zurich, NYC and San Francisco, it’s painful for me to see how so much of the elegance and depth of Jung’s work is lost and misused by those with very little if any actual experience or training (not to mention their own analytic process). Jung says that the unconscious is both beautiful and terrible but not something to “play around with” or take lightly by any means. Would you throw yourself out into the middle of a dark ocean without a reliable person at the helm… or worse, without a boat or a paddle? Unless you’re trying to live the life of Pi, this is probably not wise. The danger of superficial systems that I have seen claiming to explore “shadow work” is frankly downright disturbing when you realize how tricky it is to navigate the depths of one’s unconscious without the proper clinical training, supervision and experience. This is another reason why I am trying to make this work more pervasive as a way to undo some of the damage that has been done to Jung’s work and credibility in so many “new age” and “self-help” circles that have sadly cheapened the work. A complex is something that must be worked at daily and consistently and with a skilled analyst to help you unravel the many layers. It is not something that can be magically “fixed” in one weekend, covered up with medication or removed with a juice cleanse.

You Receive:

*Daily personal emails that I create on that particular day itself (nothing is pre-baked, half-baked or it would lose the essence of tapping into the powerful messages of that particular space and time–and thus lose the power of synchronicity so fundamental to the magic of Jungian therapy).

*A system designed to bust through any laziness, blocks, and other BS that keep you from going beyond the normal 10% of mediocre consciousness and self-awareness.

*Daily probing questions that make you stop and reflect in ways that create lasting transformation.

*A powerful collective of kindred souls seeking radical transformation and willing to do the hard work in order to uncover the limitless potential and authenticity buried in the unconscious.

*Accountability partners on a daily basis to keep you inspired and staying on top of your inner work.

*Stopping and expanding time instead of the feeling that another month just flew by without any noticeable change in your life.

*A sacred container built on seventeen years of research and private practice with a classically trained Jungian therapist and astrologer.

*40 Days of powerful tools you can use and re-use for the rest of your life that will totally transform your sexuality, your relationships and most importantly your Self.

*Daily astrological guidance and reflection on the collective unconscious influences as revealed by the current astrological weather.

I am thrilled to see how much Project 40 has grown and expanded over the past three years, and thus in order to keep up with the demand this will be the last round of Project 40 where I can offer such a low price. I am also keeping the groups down to only 13 people in order to be able to respond to everyone more individually, so don’t wait to register if you want to do this!

 

P40 Testimonials:

The Project 40 experience has been so deep and so profound for me that I’m finding it difficult to come up with words. I’ve been participating in Project 40 for 3 years and just signed up for my 9th round. I have become addicted to the protective circle and liminal quality of being in Temenos, being able to bare my soul and be as honest with myself and the group as I feel drawn to. Sherene creates a safe bubble around us and encourages us to be as bold, messy and naked as we dare. There have been some P40’s where I have gone very deep into inner reflection, and others where I’ve played around more on the surface level, and all of my experiences and expressions have been honored and validated. Sherene leads the way with her own vulnerability and encourages us to pull back our social masks and be as real as possible within a safe environment, which is so refreshing. There are so many different ways of exploring Project 40. Sherene creates the structure, but it is a pretty big playground and it’s up to you to decide how much you want to do, how much you want to share with the group or not, and how deep you want to go. You hold the reigns. And, probably the most magical quality of Project 40 is that it still works on you even on those days when you don’t do a thing. You are still held in Temenos and your intention is still on the altar, being worked on at deeper levels than we can see. Project 40 works on you on so many levels, but, like anything else, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. I think perhaps the biggest reason I get pulled back into Project 40 again and again is because of the magical world that is created within it. Our world can feel so black and white and hard sometimes, and Project 40 reminds me that magic is everywhere and all I have to do is open my eyes so I can see it.– S.B. (Bend, Oregon)

“There are many many guides out there who have journeyed and gained great wisdom and enlightenment But, this is my journey. I have to travel it and do the work, and develop a deep and abiding confident relationship with the wisdom that dwells within. Sherene, you are a master teacher in this way. Sherene, your willingness to go into the dark places with such courage, such raw courage, and experience the flame, the heat of transformational fires—you are so empowering to those of us following after you. Fellow travelers, this I know: good self care is essential during these experiences, during the entire journey. I learned it the hard way. I could still do better. Thank you all for your deep sharing and and allowing me to witness your transformations and insights. Thank you Sherene. You remind me of the courage of Jung when he went looking at and for the archetypes…. TR (New York)

Suffice it to say, my project 40s have *completely* changed the direction of my life, for the better. I feel like I have found my mate for life, and I now have work I love so much I can stand to work into the wee hours and defend it even though it doesn’t pay very well… yet! So, if anyone has any doubts about the power of this technique, you are welcome to send them my way! Project 40 has changed my life; I can’t thank you and the universe enough for sending it to me!! -Anne (Portland)

As long as you do P40’s, I will participate. They force me to slow down and focus on me, which is so important as I spend each day nurturing others. Your insight in the emails, as well as your readings, has provided me with a platform to continue to grow and really assess what I want and who I want to be in this life. I look forward to the emails and the conversation that takes place. Not only do I have the feeling of camaraderie, I am able to uncover details that serve me and would have otherwise stayed hidden. Thank you for the work you choose!”
— KH.. (Berkley, CA)

“Thank you for providing this format and daily guidance. It often feels as if you are holding our hands and telling us that its going to be okay; let our own truth be shown.”
— AS—(San Diego, CA)

I just wanted you to know how much I have appreciated and learned from the Project 40, and your caring support, wisdom and guidance has been immeasurable. Your Project 40 Rounds have shown me that I can commit to a regular practice of Introspection/Contemplation…and that has been a very big Gift to me – because I have doubted that I had a “disciplined bone in my body” and your Inspiration has shown me “I can do it!” Jai Ma! Thank you immensely. I may not have done every day, but I learned over time to keep the questions in mind and not give up and return to the Project.–SB (Vancouver)

I was just briefly reading my journaling from some past P40s and I’m amazed. I end the 40 days always ” ok that’s done what next” knowing something or things have changed and shifted but not really able to put it into words or even describe in feelings what has happened is happening. Then I look back and say woooooo, as I read though the pastP40s and think I know this person, she is familiar but I don’t fully relate to her any longer. I know it’s me just that those issues feelings thought are of someone so lost confused desperate to belong, be accepted, understand.
I feel so much stronger in who I am what my choices and decisions are. What my priorities are, how I want to live my life. I still don’t know how it’s all going up happen or when. I do know it all will at the perfect time. I am here to witness and experience the journey. P40 is a great venue for growth, and digging in to the places that may have been ” saved for last” or later. Later is now. -T.W.
Thank you so much Sherene. I have evolved so much through this process. The real me is back.

Project 40 was an amazing prescription for me. My relationships are better – me and my mum are so much more expressive of our love together. I have been honest when things aren’t going well in my new relationship and he has listened and responded to my needs. No tit-for-tat love in any of these relationships. I feel closer to my girlfriends. My self-worth – I know I’m good enough, pretty enough as is the next girl on the street. I know that I’m also responsible for bringing love and happy times into other peoples lives and I can orchestrate events too. I feel alive, burning through old shell, full of love and ready to give the world my best.-Kam (NYC)

I read each email on the train and really appreciate your sharing and your guided questions like arrows piercing the truth.
Thank you. You are such a major part of my healing. Even my physical therapist notes the improvement, it’s on a cellular level.
Yes, your way of journaling is inspiring and you ask the ‘right’ questions to help me really think about my self and gain insight. Grateful. –L.R. (NYC)

 

 

Next Project 40:::24: Addictions, Obsessions and Compulsions

Starts October 26th with Sherene Schostak and Kiki Flynn.

P40: 24:::

ADDICTIONS, OBSESSIONS AND COMPULSIONS

Starts right after the New Moon in Scorpio, Solar Eclipse on October 26th, 2014 to take advantage of the highly potent and transformative energy and necessary shadow work of the Scorpio eclipse influence before Saturn moves on to Sagittarius in December.

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries.― C.G. Jung

Something is always born of excess: great art was born of great terror, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them.  ― Anaïs Nin

In each of us there is another whom we do not know. ― C.G. Jung

The next P40 will be taking us into a powerful confrontation with what the Zen Buddhist’s call The Razor’s Edge. It’s that essential but precarious edge we all must face the deeper we go on the spiritual path. It’s that inevitable fine line that confronts us in the form of  addictions, obsessions and compulsions, also known as our ego’s “attachments” in spiritual lingo. Yes, even the ones we spend a tremendous effort denying that we actually have. The understanding that the body and the mind are originally one reality is what has inspired this next journey. Most of us are addicts, whether we want to admit it or not. Our addictions can range from love, food, Internet. attention, alcohol, drugs, social media, shopping, pets, being perfectly healthy, sex, work, cigarettes, distractions, staying connected and even addiction to our spiritual paths. It’s when we’re trying to fill something inside of us with something external and we come to depend or rely on that source in a way that feels addictive, compulsive or obsessive.

Let’s face it, we’re all walking a most delicate and precarious tightrope between addiction and wellness as we strive for authenticity and wholeness. As Martha Graham famously said: “The body doesn’t lie.” When we’re in the grips of an addiction, obsession or compulsion we tend to neglect the body and our self care goes right out the window. Instead of tending to our body and souls with nourishment, we get caught in the grips of the addictive vortex of self neglect, while the negative reverberations have a way of corroding both our interior and exterior worlds. We will be calling on the healing power of natural remedies and the wisdom of the body and its connection to spirit to support us in this next 40-Day alchemy.

As the body component is a huge piece in the healing of addictions, I decided to team up with a dear friend and spiritual sister, Kiki Flynn that I met back in Mysore, India in 1998 at the Kaveri Lodge when we were both studying with Sri K Pattabhi Jois. I knew she was the perfect person to collaborate with for the wellness piece of the project because she  keeps it real and makes wellness fun without all of the spiritual pretense you get with a lot of supposed wellness gurus. Kiki’s work is rooted in eighteen years of spiritual pilgrimages between to India.  She will bring her diverse background in natural health, yoga and it’s philosophy, poetry, symbols, meditation, intuitive healing and coaching to the journey. The intention of this journey is to increase our presence of mind so that we don’t succumb to the clutches of the old habit. We become aware of the choices we are making. We make space for the addictive, obsessive or compulsive shadow energies to become conscious and express through us in a way that doesn’t harm us. We strengthen our physical and subtle/spiritual bodies through healthy daily rituals and wellness practices.

Questions to Consider:

Do you have that feeling that you never get enough of someone or something once you start?

Is there a bit of denial about some of your more relentless “attachments”?

Are you all work and no play or vice/versa?

Do you find yourself having to lie to friends or loved ones to cover up something excessive or destructive in your life?

Do you struggle with boundaries, limitations and knowing when to stop?

Do you get obsessed to the point where you lose time? Lose yourself?

Do you feel there is an insatiable hole in your heart that can never be filled?

Do you feel numb or choose substances to numb you?

Do you have an impossible time doing anything in moderation?

Do you set one intention for yourself knowing full well you will do something else?

Do you have anything in your life that you feel you cannot live without?

Do you substitute one addiction, obsession or compulsion for another?

The real work begins..  I will share the tools I learned through the process of finding my way “home” to myself (which has taken place in great depth over the course of twenty-three previous 40-Day journeys) in greater detail in this Project 40. (the 24th incarnation) starting on October 26th. Through Jungian techniques and wisdom that will be incorporated into daily emails filled with guidance, personal experience, journaling exercises, and simple wellness recipes and rituals we will be delving into our addictive tendencies while counteracting the damage with nourishing attention to the body and spirit. The daily act of self-expression through journaling allows a part of our psyche to expand and release the destructive or darker sides of self. With these daily exercises, rituals and meditations you will have the means to strengthen your will power and commitment to your highest potential by healing your body, mind and psyche.

Project 40. 24 Registration:

(Only 10 of these available)

Option #1: $260

50 Minute Private Jungian Astrology Session with Sherene Schostak:

We will go into great depth exploring your horoscope for your own addictive, obsessive and compulsive themes, legacies and remedies. The consultation will be used to invite counter-forces also found in the natal chart to strengthen the authentic Self. By understanding what these inner gods/archetypal forces are really needing to express and experience through us, any compulsion to stuff them with the cheaper, addictive/obsessive version is diminished.

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50 Minute Private wellness and coaching session with Kiki Flynn:

Kiki will partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative exploration to awaken inspiration and identify the values and goals that maximize your essential personal potential. Kiki brings 30-years of knowledge and practice in the health traditions to thoughtfully design your very own self care rituals. She will draw on insights from the yoga tradition and suggest sustainable choices to support personal goals in a uniquely organic and individualized action plan.

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40 Days of guided Jungian journaling questions and daily emails.

For our daily emails, I will consult with Kiki on the astrological influences of the day which will inspire the daily themes and Jungian-inspired journaling questions. With this powerful information, she will then craft a daily wellness plan filled with insights, affirmations, techniques or lesson drawing from her diverse and vast field of study in natural health, yoga and its philosophy, poetry, symbols, meditations, intuitive healing benefits.

(This package contains TWO 50-minute individual consultations PLUS the 40 days of guided emails–a $520 value)

 

Option 1: $260

Option #2:

$120

40 Days of guided Jungian journaling questions and daily emails.

For our daily emails, I will consult with Kiki on the astrological influences of the day which will inspire the daily themes and Jungian-inspired journaling questions. With this powerful information, she will then craft a daily wellness plan filled with insights, affirmations, techniques or lesson drawing from her diverse and vast field of study in natural health, yoga and its philosophy, poetry, symbols, meditations, intuitive healing benefits.

Option 2: $120

Project 40 Saved my Life:Project 40 became my own healing path, truth serum and wake-up call! I remember many painful mornings after my divorce, waking up with that horrible pit in my stomach with that awful shattered dreams feeling…. like there was no point of even getting out of bed. The structure and sacred container of the magical 40 Day ritual of Project 40 saved my life and pulled me out of a dark pit of near suicidal depression. I turned my mid-life crisis into a 40-day challenge. I worked hard to bust through my own BS and confront the hard truths about life and shadow work. The commitment to journaling every day payed off. Instead of reverting back to old patterns, my life continues to evolve, challenge and awaken me. I measure the value and power of this work by the degree of aliveness, presence and consciousness that seems to deepen after each 40-Day alchemical transformation.

 Your Guides:

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Sherene Schostak, M.A. is a Jungian therapist and astrologer in private practice in NYC for the past seventeen years. She specializes in dreams, depression, loss, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. She is the co-author of Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, & Surviving Saturn’s Return: (McGrawHill). She holds a Master’s Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and advanced graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich. She is the resident astrologer for Elle Magazine: UK- Netherlands-Turkey.

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Kiki (Kimberly) Flynn is a Yoga Educator and Wellness Coach/Consultant. She has practiced Yoga for 33 years with 21 years study under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois including 13 trips to Mysore, India. She opened the first dedicated Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Los Angeles where she twice hosted Pattabhi Jois and his family. She is a student of Sanskrit, Sutras and Ayurvedic traditions, which she shares in workshops and Teacher Trainings worldwide. Kiki teaches private clients that have included many of Hollywood’s most successful individuals, including Madonna. She also developed and implements a Yoga and Wellness Program for SPI (Spinal Cord Injury) in New York City. For inspired organic and sustainable lifestyle, read her blog, find her on YouTube and Facebook as Kiki Says and as Natural BeautyExpert at About.com.