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Registration : Spring 2021 6-week Workshop

Registration : Spring 2021 6-week Workshop

REGISTER HERE In this six-week immersive workshop, we will use magic and metaphor to transform our life stories. Parallel Narratives combine fortune telling, symbology, dream analysis and other interpretive tools to guide participants on a perspective-bending...

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Registration : Winter 2021 Retreat Workshops

Registration : Winter 2021 Retreat Workshops

In the new year, Parallel Narratives offers new thematic, retreat-style workshops. To subvert zoom gloom, the day-long workshops are divided into 3 parts: a morning group session, an extended lunch / zoom break / individual work session, and a group circle to close....

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On the Continuum: Fall 2020 Cohort

On the Continuum: Fall 2020 Cohort

This past week, the Fall 2020 cohort have been crafting, concocting, and spell-casting their Parallel Narratives. What magic will come from the imaginations of The Writer, The Cartomancer, The Mixologist, The Rock Musician, The Folklorist, and The Thespian? After...

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“The Education of Imagination” Excerpts: Creation & Re-Creation

“The Education of Imagination” Excerpts: Possibility

Narratives that employ but a dose of wonder are quite different from full-blown fantasy. It is when the banality of the everyday is laced with wonder that we are left sorting through a mixed bag and are forced to elaborate on “possibility”. As an exercise, this...

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Register: Fall 2020 6-week Workshop

Register: Fall 2020 6-week Workshop

REGISTER HERE In this six-week immersive workshop, we will use magic and metaphor to transform our life stories. Parallel Narratives combine fortune telling, tarot, symbology, dream analysis and other interpretive tools to guide participants on a perspective-bending...

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How Not Fitting In Can Lead To Creative Thinking

How Not Fitting In Can Lead To Creative Thinking

My childhood was, by most definitions, pretty strange. I grew up a Russian Jewish immigrant in Midland, Texas, in a region whose biggest claims to fame are being the onetime home of George W. Bush and the inspiration for Friday Night Lights. In preschool, I got in...

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Edmund Dulac & The Boiled Lobster

Edmund Dulac & The Boiled Lobster

Cher Journal: Well, trouble brewing again. Mon père… Furious upon opening my law books, and seeing page upon page of wizards, mermaids, and unicorns painted by me over “the sacred words.” On explaining to him that these creatures are more real and dear to me than le...

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A Conversation on Medicines

A Conversation on Medicines

TD: We're so inundated by text right now. Right? It's funny because sometimes I find myself sounding like I'm anti-literacy or something which is not true at all. But I think every time period requires a different medicine and there's a lot of art and social movements...

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