These are samples of SoulCollage Cards - pieces of art which you create yourself to reflect aspects of yourself. A powerful tool of self-discovery.
What is SoulCollage* ?**The ONE and the MANY
- A process of imagination and intuition
- A Collage which is a cross between Tarot cards and Treasure Mapping, reflecting our inner most self.
A hand-crafted life as opposed to having a *pulled off the rack* life.
SoulCollage* is a process for accessing your intuition and creating an incredible deck of cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life's questions and transitions.
Collage is a metaphor for discovering, gathering, and reweaving of energy bits already formed and present in the universe. A new and personal creation can be made from the ever-present divine chaos of images all around us. - Seena Frost
The 4 Step Process: Choose, Assemble, Name, Inhabit/Dialouge
1.*Neter: An ally, guide or challenger
2.*Shadow: too much or too little *********Every neter has a form and therefore casts a shadow
3.*Soul: The Whole, Holy Self - inclusive of all the neters of all four suits
The SoulCollage Cards and the Suits
At some point, you will want to choose a backing for each suit to facilitate choosing cards randomly from various suits to do a personal reading. TIP: Leave the plastic sleeves open to you can add a backing.
Transpersonal Cards: Source, Soul Essence and Witness
The Four SUITS: Community, Council, Committee, Companions
Community: External sentient beings, places like your mother or someone who showed up like a mother; a favorite pet, your childhood home perhaps. Can be someone you personally know or have only heard about but they have influenced you (an author, politician, etc.). They can be living or dead. Possibly fictional. e.g. Family members, best friend, Oprah, Obama, Edison etc.
Council: Archetypes as described by Jung. Universal patterns of Energy in our psyche, from the collective unconscious. They have an emotional, possessive effect - imaginative vision and emotion of the soul. e.g. The Mother, Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine, Warrior, Fool, Death, Transition, Sage, Betrayer, Explore etc.
Committee: Psychological dimensions of the Soul - Inner parts of our personality, inner voices
Ten Thousand Idiots
It is always a danger to aspirants on the Path
When they begin to believe and act
As if the ten thousand idiots
Who so long ruled and lived Inside
Have all packed their bags
And skipped town
Companion: Chakra Animal Using a guided meditation, you are invited to discover the animal neter which accompanies each of your chakras.
THE PRINCIPLES OF SOULCOLLAGE (c)
What SoulCollage® is—The SoulCollage® process is a flexible, creative, and inclusive tool. SoulCollage® can be introduced to a variety of populations by facilitators with varied backgrounds and trainings and adapted to use in
many contexts. The term “SoulCollage” is trademarked in order to differentiate it from other collage/art therapy processes, and to provide the training and support important for solid and ethical work done under the “SoulCollage®” name. SoulCollage® is a creative tool, but it is not in itself a therapy. The SoulCollage® Facilitator Training recommends that SoulCollage® Facilitators develop a referral list of licensed therapists who are familiar with the SoulCollage® process and to whom referrals can be made as appropriate. Some Facilitators will use SoulCollage® as an adjunct to various types of therapies for which they are already licensed; some will offer groups specifically to create and “read” SoulCollage® cards; some will invite an existing group to engage in the fun and deepening power of this process. Using SoulCollage® as developed by Seena B. Frost, a person creates a deck of collaged cards from found images.
The cards are arranged in suits for the primary purpose of self-exploration and self-acceptance. SoulCollage® cards are collaged from images found in purchased or donated magazines, calendars, books, cards, etc. and from stock photos and/or personal materials (e.g., photos, one’s own art).
Elements of a SoulCollage® group or workshop—In SoulCollage® groups, Facilitators will offer explanations and experiential exercises to introduce the process. These are described by Seena Frost in her book about SoulCollage® and in her audio CDs, Introduction to SoulCollage®, Facilitating SoulCollage® in Groups, and her audio CD series, Your
SoulCollage® Cards). They will include some or all of the following, depending upon the time frame:
— A description of the three Transpersonal cards, the four suits, and the concept of the “One and the Many” in a SoulCollage® deck. (It is understood that in some group populations one or more of the suits may be emphasized while others may be omitted as not appropriate.)
— The concept of how every guide or challenger depicted on a SoulCollage® card has some sort of positive intent for a person’s life, and how each also has a shadow or negative potential.
— Permission to create cards in one’s own unique way.
— The concept of a person’s personal or local story, and how it weaves into a larger, more archetypal, Story.
— The use of the “I Am One Who...” exercise with the images.
— The value of community in making and sharing SoulCollage® cards.
When introducing the SoulCollage® process and when leading SoulCollage® groups, the Facilitator helps the
participants to discover their unique inner and outer guides and challengers, and gives examples when needed. The emphasis is on creating an environment that supports creativity and is safe for each person to explore and express his or her unique soul in its lightness and its shadow.
— Using the SoulCollage®’ “I Am One Who...” exercise is a crucial piece of this exploration, so facilitators will look for more than one time in which participants can experience it.
— Competition is to be discouraged, and all cards are to be honored.
— Each person is encouraged to interpret his or her own chosen images before either Facilitator or group members offer suggestions as to further possible meanings.
Displaying SoulCollage® cards—It is a principle of SoulCollage® that SoulCollage® cards are not to be sold, traded,
or bartered and are to be copied by the maker of the card only as backup in case of loss. SoulCollage® cards may be
exhibited publicly only for the purposes of:
1. Demonstrating the SoulCollage® process in a SoulCollage® Exhibition
— Clearly state the purpose of the exhibit and the fact that SoulCollage® cards are not art for sale, trade, or barter, both on flyers and on any poster mounted for the exhibit.
— Always include in the exhibit SoulCollage® cards made by five or more persons .
— Group the cards as an exhibit separate from any other art, especially position SoulCollage® cards separately from art for sale, so that persons viewing the exhibit are not confused between art for sale and
2. Sharing publicly (as the card maker) one’s own personal exploration process in the context of community
— Many people are creating and nourishing community by sharing their cards publicly along with their I Am One Who... statements and writing about their process in blogs, emails, and on social networks.
SoulCollage® asks that cardmakers be conscious of copyright issues when selecting cards to share in a public way. SoulCollage® is grateful to the artists and photographers who make this deep awakening process possible, and in all ways SoulCollage® seeks to be respectful of their rights.
— Bloggers, social networkers, Facilitators, and those writing articles about SoulCollage®, can find additional guidance by reading the “SoulCollage® Guidelines”. Use of the “SoulCollage®” trademark—The right to use the term, “SoulCollage®” in the title of a group or workshop is reserved for the use of “SoulCollage® Facilitators” who have completed an on-site, SoulCollage® Facilitator Training, which is organized or approved by the SoulCollage®corporation and includes these elements:
— The personal experience of card-making
— Practice in encouraging unique ways individuals can use their cards, including readings
— Examples of ceremonial uses of SoulCollage® cards
— Training in ethical issues (e.g., scope of practice and scope of competence)
— Practical information about materials, resources, and community building
— How to use the SoulCollage® website
— The value of using the suit divisions
SoulCollage® Facilitators, who complete a SoulCollage® Facilitator Training with a SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer designated by SoulCollage®Inc., and who adhere to these SoulCollage® Principles in their groups, are licensed to
use the trademark “SoulCollage®” in the phrases “SoulCollage® Facilitator” or “SoulCollage® Group” or “SoulCollage® Workshop” when advertising their groups. SoulCollage® trains, but does not certify Facilitators in its basic Training.
SoulCollage®Inc. is the only entity authorized to train “SoulCollage® Facilitators” and to designate “SoulCollage® Trainers”. Please contact SoulCollage Inc. regarding permission for other uses of the trademark.
Those who have not yet attended the SoulCollage® Facilitator Training and who are facilitating the SoulCollage® process in accordance with the SoulCollage® Principles may say in their advertising that they will be “using the process of SoulCollage® as described in Seena B. Frost’s published works about SoulCollage®”. “SoulCollage®” is written as one word, not two, and SoulCollage® cards are called “SoulCollage® cards”, rather than
some shortened version of that term, in order to avoid confusion with other products and techniques. Please refer to the “SoulCollage® Guidelines” for more information on the use of this licensed trademark in electronic identities, writing about SoulCollage®, and in other contexts.
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