Last October, my Jungian Seminar in New Orleans coincided with Halloween. So you can imagine the metaphysical and celebratory possibilities there were in NOLA at that time. Among the offerings was the Voodoo Music Festival with rock music, art, and of course food! Our hotel, the Best Western in Metairie hosted the Tattoo VooDoo Expo.
These first images were produced for the course Trauma and Addiction.
As it turns out, if you meditate long enough the devils of self-criticism and fear may decide to make an appearance. In my reading about meditation I had come across allusions to this but I didn't pay attention, in part because I couldn't imagine it. Meditation had either offered me some gifts of clarity or it seemed absolutely innocuous. Most mornings when I meditate nothing much happens. My mind races - I forget to focus - I return to focus - I forget, I return. The bell rings, my to-do list is ready, the day begins. Devils, schmevils what could go wrong?
Welcome to the monthly MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program news blog! This is a regular avenue for the public to learn about the achievements and good work of our alumni, students, and faculty.
The Board of Trustees has nearly completed the hiring process for Interim President. Candidates were interviewed and met with interested members of the community over the last two weeks. We appreciate all of the comments that we have received and we will make an announcement about our selection as soon as possible.
I met Doyle Canning (BA EDU '02) this fall during the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Day of Mourning is organized every year on Thanksgiving by the United American Indians of New England and builds a powerful counter-narrative about Thanksgiving.
On November 1st, a new national literary journal was born. Clockhouse was the dream of two of my master’s degree candidates in the MFA in Creative Writing program my very first semester teaching at Goddard. Led by a group of alumni, editorially-independent, the journal they imagined was nevertheless essentially of Goddard, for Goddard; you could even say it was a gift to the college and the program they grew out of and loved.