The Journey to Self through SoulCollage®

The Ego, Jung tells us, is that part of the pyche that we think of as 'I'. Our conscious intelligence. Our everyday brain that thinks, plans and runs the show of our day-to-day life. The Self, as Jung defined it, is a greater entity, which includes the Ego but also incorporates the Personal and Collective Unconscious. Dreams and intuitions come from the Self. The archetypes of the unconscious dwell there. It is, Jung believed, the sphere of the Soul ~~Steven Pressfield. 'The War of Art'

"I would love to live like a river flows,
 carried by the surprise
 of its own unfolding".

 ~ ~John O'Donohue



Plenty of information, including the history of SoulCollage®, how to make cards, pictures of cards etc. You can locate facilitators in many different countries there, also information about facilitator trainings.

Visit the shop there for additional valuable SoulCollage® resources that are not available through my blog.

**Important: Please read there:
The Principles of SoulCollage® and SoulCollage® Guidelineswhich cover copyright issues/legal use of the SoulCollage® name and logos, and copyright issues to do with displaying other people's images in public forums, including the internet: and more.

Australian SoulCollage® website: 

Run by Karen Mann from Melbourne. Information about SoulCollage® Facilitator training in Australia. Karen is the only qualified SoulCollage® Facilitator Trainer in Australia/New Zealand.

SoulCollage® Community e-Newsletter (free): Sign up here:

SoulCollage® channel on YouTube:
Many useful videos covering SoulCollage® 

SoulCollage® Institute ‘Salon’ online courses:
The SoulCollage® Institute in the USA has been set up to provide interactive online courses as further training for SoulCollage® facilitators, but offers some inexpensive courses to anyone in the SoulCollage® community interested to further their knowledge.  If you're unable to attend the online courses at the time, you can purchase them afterwards to listen to at your own convenience. Highly recommended. NB: The cost is in US$ and the time is US Pacific time so you will need to convert those.

SoulCollage® App for iPhone and iPad (Android version not yet available): 

With this App, you can:
  • Store your SoulCollage® cards.
  • Carry them with you on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Show your cards to people you meet or whenever you may be talking about SoulCollage®.
  • Make notes on any card at any time using the keyboard functions on your device.
  • Do readings anywhere: Draw a random card from your deck for a quick “Reading” or draw 4 cards for a traditional Reading.
  • Save your Reading and its notes so that you can view all your past Readings.
SoulCollage® is also on Facebook and Pinterest. Great for keeping up to date with what's happening in the SoulCollage® world and for connecting with the very supportive world-wide SoulCollage® community.

Sources of copyright-free images:
Internet archive of over 2,600,000 copyright-free images from books published between the 1500s and 1922:


(Run by Anne Marie Bennett, SoulCollage® facilitator and trainer, USA): 
Excellent information and e-courses, and provides a wonderful community for SoulCollagers. Subscribe there to receive regular free e-newsletters. It's well worth paying the annual fee to become a member if you want access to discounts, free tele-courses and other great resources. Highly recommended.


'SoulCollage® Evolving' by Seena Frost, the creator of SoulCollage®. All you need to know to start your SoulCollage® journey. Available at my shop or at the SoulCollage® website. 

‘How to Make MeCards4Kids: Creative Expression for Kids and the Grownups in their Lives’ by Nancy Weiss, a psychotherapist and SoulCollage® facilitator; and Jane Raphael, a pre-school teacher. Suggestions for how to do SoulCollage® with children. Excellent! I will be stocking copies of this book on my Shop soon.

Helen M. Luke: 'Woman: Earth and Spirit’ (book). Info on the Jungian concepts that underpin SoulCollage®.

Jean Houston: ‘Jump Time’ (2000) and ‘A Mythic Life: Learning to Live our Greater Story.’ (1997) (books) The work of Jean Houston was influential in the development of the SoulCollage® process.


Carolyn Myss: ‘Sacred Contracts, (book) and ‘Archetype Cards’ (set of cards)
See also, Myss’ descriptions of some major archetypes at this link:

Detailed description of some major archetypes:

About Jung and archetypes:
Description of some archetypes:

Joseph Campbell: ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’ and ‘The Power of Myth’ (with Bill Moyers) (books)

Carol S. Pearson: ‘The Hero Within – Six Archetypes We Live By’ and ‘Awakening the Heroes Within – Twelve Archetypes to Help us Find Ourselves and Transform our World’ (books)

Suzie Wolfer: 'Understanding Archetypes' (online article):

Maureen Murdock: The Heroine’s Journey’ (1990) Shambhala (book)

Ambika Wauters: ‘Journey of Self-Discovery - How to Work with the Energies of Chakras and Archetypes’.


Frank Coughlan, Jungian counsellor & social worker in Brisbane & Ballina. 'Deep Imagery in Counselling and Therapy:
Deep Imagery (animal imagery) guided chakra meditations: 3rd Friday/month at Quaker House in Brisbane with Frank. For dates: Click on the calendar graphic. It’s called ‘Third Friday Imagery.’ I strongly recommend these sessions as Frank has trained in Deep Imagery in the US with Steven Gallegos (see below) whose work was influential in the development process for  the SoulCollage® Companion Suit. The C.G. Jung Society of Qld also meets regularly at the Quaker House (see calendar).  

Eligio Stephen Gallegos: ‘Personal Totem Pole: Animal Imagery the Chakras and Psychotherapy’
 (1990) and  ‘Into Wholeness: The Path of Deep Imagery’, as well as other titles by Gallegos. Influential reference for the development of the Companions Suit in SoulCollage®.

Ted Andrews: ‘Animal Speak: The Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small’(includes a dictionary of animal symbolism).

Scott Alexander King: ‘Animal Dreaming: The symbolic and spiritual language of the Australasian animals’ (2007). Covers Australian native animals not covered in the two titles above.  


‘Bringing Your Shadow out of the Dark’ by Robert Augustus Masters

(NB: Thanks to Anne Marie Bennett from for these Shadow resource suggestions below)

‘Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power in the Dark Side of Human Nature,’ ed. Jeremiah Abrams & Connie Zweig

‘Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power and Creativity of Your Dark Side’, by David Richo

‘Dancing in the Dragon’s Den: Rekindling the Creative Fire in Your Shadow’, by Rosanne Bane

‘The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self’, by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson (also available as a DVD)  

‘Dark Side of the Light Chasers: Reclaiming Your Power, Creativity, Brilliance and Dreams’ by Debbie Ford

‘Embracing Our Selves: The Voice Dialogue Manual’, by Hal Stone and Sidra Winkelman Stone.

‘Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset’, by Hal and Sidra Stone


‘Using SoulCollage® with a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer,’ by Anne Marie Bennett from Kaleidosoul. Anne Marie’s SoulCollage® cards and dialoguing during her journey with breast cancer:

Suzie Wolfer, US therapist and SoulCollage® Trainer: Useful resources for using SoulCollage® in therapy work.

‘Collage: A Path through Loss to Love: Beyond Words: Redefining Loss Through Creative Approaches’, by Sharon Strouse, art therapist (USA). Sharon’s journey using collage/SoulCollage® to process her grief following the loss of her daughter:  Also other useful art therapy resources there.

‘Illustrating Healing: SoulCollage® and the Grief Journey’: Roberta Rook. Cards and info. (See CD by Roberta above in ‘Resources for Sale’):

‘SoulCollage® in Clinical Practice’: Nancy Wiess,

SoulCollage® and Grief’: CD by SoulCollage® facilitator, Roberta Rook. At my Shop or at 


‘Managing Traumatic Stress Through Art: Drawing from the Centre’. Barry M. Cohen et alSidron Press. 1995.

Cathy Malchiodi: Art therapist (USA). Especially, click on ‘Trauma Informed Art Therapy’

ART THERAPY (General):

SoulCollage® and Art Therapy: CD by SoulCollage® facilitators/trainers, Kat Kirby & Audrey Chowdhury. At my Shop or at 

‘Art Therapy and the Brain: An Attempt to Understand the Underlying Processes of Art Expression in Therapy’ by Vija B. Lusebrink:

Art Can Be Good for Mental Health’ by Michael Friedman

Suzie Wolfer, US  psychotherapist and SoulCollage® Trainer/Facilitator:  Several excellent articles here. Click on the SoulCollage® link.

TRAUMA (General):

Babette Rothschilde: ‘8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery’. Several other books listed here: 

‘Heartwounds: The Impact of Unresolved Trauma and Grief on Relationships’ by Tian Dayton


 CDs (all by US SoulCollage® Facilitators/Trainers):

SoulCollage® and Art Therapy by Kat Kirby and Audrey Chowdhury (see above).

SoulCollage® and Grief’ by Roberta Rook (see above).

‘Giving Voice to Your SoulCollage® Cards: Sound Music and Image’, by Audrey Chowdhury

‘Discovering the Suits in Your SoulCollage® Deck: Letting your cards play their roles’  by Audrey Chowdhury

‘Using SoulCollage® in Spiritual Settings’ by Audrey Chowdhury

‘Transforming Conflict / Embracing Change’ by Mariabruna Sirabella

‘Working with the Shadow in SoulCollage®’ by Seena Frost

‘Doing Readings with SoulCollage®’ and ‘The Transpersonal Cards’ by Seena Frost (on one CD)

‘SoulCollage® and Paradigm Shift’ by Seena Frost 

Plus 4 separate CDs by Seena Frost covering each of the 4 suits.


‘The Ethics of Caring: Honoring the Web of Life in Our Professional Healing Relationships’ by Kylea Taylor, US SoulCollage® Facilitator and Trainer.

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