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Topic Description

Super heroes resonate as archetypes of human potential. They serve humanity through an expanded identity and systemic consciousness according to their unique qualifications–as such, they are models for us all. I will lead an experiential exploration of superhero and villain mythology as a pathway to individuation. Through simple artwork and creativity exercises participants will name their dual nature and give it conscious form as a superhero and villain. We will create a backstory and a future goal or purpose to mark the trajectory of our individuation. Both funny and serious, the creation of a superhero and villain self leads to a greater degree of conscious participation and direction in life, allowing us a way to envision and recognize new potentials within ourselves and within the world.

What is the format of this topic?

The format is fluid, including intermittent presentations (incorporating writing and drawing), guided visualization and exploration (producing exploratory writing and artwork), and group sharing. Essentially, a sequence of activities is tied together by a narrative.

Where have you brought this to life before?

I have lead similar workshops but not specific to superheroes.

Do you have the presentation on slideshare, haikudeck or prezi?

I do not.

Any chance you have this on youtube or vimeo?

No Answer.

What do you feel is the heartbeat of your topic?

I think the heartbeat is an expanded capacity and motivation to serve actualized by an more honest, conscious, and empowered understanding of ourselves. The human tendency to underestimate one's own potential is a liability our species can no longer afford. The joy and relief of identifying and fulfilling our purpose is something worth pursuing. Even confronting our arch enemy is fun!

How could the community collaborate with you to build your vision?

Technical needs for the presentation: some basic art supplies. Participants could also bring in mythologies and backstories of the superhero archetype--personal and universal. Find the inspiration for your life (in the paper or on the street) and share it with the group. Explore the myriad ways to embody our superhero selves--and get to know our villains. Does anyone images? Bring them. Superheroes often work in groups, so how do the skills we each possess combine?

Are you looking for sponsors, funding, grants?


  • Alexandra Trippe

    This topic sounds like SO much fun! I love Superheros so the idea is naturally appealing to me. The idea of expanding on Superheroes working in groups is particularly inspiring to me. I felt a bolt of energy go through me as I read that line, saying “ooooo!!” Looking forward to your presentation!

  • http://www.shiftmassage.com/ Kathy Jakielski

    Love this line: “The joy and relief of identifying and fulfilling our purpose is something worth pursuing. ” I’d love to contribute bacon people to this to make heroes and villians.