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PLAY   Return to Childhood

Jung returned to childhood play and creativity at the beginning of his “confrontation with the unconscious” that lead to and through The Red Book. Childhood can be seen as the formative experiences of our own childhood as individuals but also as a species—the childhood of humanity in which we lived in closer proximity and harmony with nature and animals.

 

This historical childhood is characterized by creative fantasy and it allows us to reimagine, review or revision, and recreate a new future. This childhood perspective of creative play is at the heart of Jung’s art-based methodology, representing a return to a more creative approach to art as both creation and education.

"Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth." Jung
 Playful 
Wonder

Seeing the World Anew

Inner Child

Childlike
Vision

Smell the Flowers

Paint Free

Release Inhibition

Shed Old Skin

Grow the New

 “All children paint like geniuses. What do we do to them that so quickly dulls this ability? 
Pablo Picasso

              

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Get Messy

Mix and Blend

Focus on Nothing

Release Time

Enter the Void

Contemplating the Void

"Play is the highest form of Research."Albert Einstein
 
Maternally Creative

Be Natural

Heighten Your Senes

Supraconscious Mind

Impulse to Create

Form a Container

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"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than a year of conversation." Plato