The Art of Seeing

Consultations

 “Know Thyself”

Temple of Apollo, Delphi

 

Currently I am not taking on any new clients. If you are interested in these sessions, please email me and I can let you know when space may become available.

Images that come to us through Art offer an invaluable guide that reaches beneath conceptual language and understanding of the issues, confusions and obstacles that we inevitably encounter. Engaging with the wisdom – enriched art from the past brings into our experience both the ancestral and the archetypal through which we can better understand our circumstances, our direction and our relationships to each other and the world. They awaken different ways of seeing offering an expanded vision and self understanding, and with that an ability to see the bigger picture, the imagination proper and common sense.

Rather than escaping the world, images re-engage us with it.  Swiss psychologist Dr Carl Jung described the potency of working with images as soul work, as a means of healing the psyche by tapping into a cosmic flow. He said that images are our first intuitive response, before words and that images are the higher counterpart to the emotions.

Taking an image as a starting point, these consultations may draw on Jung’s Active Imagination, ancient frameworks such as the Four Senses Hermeneutic, McGilchrist’s right / left hemisphere theory, reflection, contemplative practices and discussions. With this is combined expertise of mentoring and guiding individuals towards creative development in their working lives through a grounded and pragmatic approach. 

We may work with an image you choose, or we may select one from a group of 78 images I have selected. They come from the Western canon, many from the esoteric, Medieval and Renaissance traditions, from the period of Romanticism as well as 19th and 20th centuries.  This group of cards is completely unique and has been carefully assembled over a number of years through my experience of working with the transformative potency of how we engage with Art.

First consultations – 1 hour

Follow-up consultations – 40 mins

Please email info@maryattwood.com for current pricing.