Making a Magical​ Wand and the influence of Harry Potter, art class

Recently I’ve been listening to Harry Potter audio books in Italian and yesterday I made my own magical wand. Wands are an important tool in the wizarding world and I was reminded of my own history with them. It started with one of my assignments in Mr. Irwin’s class at La Colina Jr. High. This lesson…

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1st residential for Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life

I have just completed my first 4 day residential of course work for my MA at the Pacifica Graduate Institute. The intensive class time was an exciting and informative experience. I brought my iPad and took lots of fun graphic notes on the paper app. Synchronistically one of my fellow classmates gave an excellent presentation…

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Magical and powerful potential of theatre in love and war

This week at the Pacifica Graduate Institute my reading focused on symbols of love and war in Shakespeare’s plays. Theater is a magical place where opposing forces can confront each other. Theatre brings the mysterious collective unconscious to life, stimulating untapped creative power in actors and audiences alike. The transformational power of theatre is magical. One scene…

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