Part One. Ladders to the Dark: The Unconsious as Gold Mine
• Introduces techniques and strategies.
• Explains "The Unconscious As Gold Mine".
• First exercise is "First Words" by Ann Lauterbach.
• The students learn to examine encounters with language.
• "Translations: idea to change" introduces imagery.
• "Dream Notebooks" encourage students dream journals.
• "Only Connect" uses journal entries four days apart.
• "Chanting the Flowers Off The Wall" disconnects students from the meaning of words.
• "A Journey to Nowhere" requires students to write about an unknown destination.
Part Two. The Things of This World: Image and Metaphor
• Students perform 11 exercises based on imagery and metaphor.
• Students learn to focus on detail.
• "Five Easy Pieces" teaches how to use specific images in poetry.
• Students are given group exercises.
• Students are required to research language and their relationship to it.
• Students create metaphors from dreams.
Part Three. Who's Talking and Why? The Self and Its Subjects. Section A: Aspects of Voice
This section contains 550 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)