New children’s book coming Fall, 2020

ZEESHA’S TALE

a story for Christmas and Easter

by Mary Ann Archer

Illustrations by Lena Shiffman

A young donkey learns from his wise mother to trust in God through good times and bad as he hears a bedtime story about his ancestor – Balaam’s donkey, his mother’s long-ago trip to Bethlehem, and his own task for the next day

“Tomorrow you will be ridden by a stranger,” said Zeesha’s mother to him softly one night.

Ignatian Workshop at Haden Dream and Spirituality Conference

Ignatian Decision-Making: Buzz Lightyear’s Inner Voice…and BEYOND!

Thursday, May 28, 9:30-10:15 am

sign up for this online conference (May 24-29) at hadeninstitute.com

This conference overlays Jung’s concept of dreams with a spiritual component to illustrate how dreams come in the service of health and wholeness, individually and globally.

Just as Karl Jung was a keen observer of human nature, so too was Ignatius of Loyola, centuries earlier.  Ignatius’ insights and techniques involve not only reason, but also emotion, desire, and active imagination.

 I start the lecture with a humorous comparison to action figure Buzz Lightyear finding his inner voice, and I quickly move to Ignatius, who over time became a true contemplative in action with insights worthy of Jung!

If you are facing a big decision or a small decision, or no decision right now, join this online conference and come to this workshop to find some methods that might work for you when you need them.

New! Author Kevin Tuerff reviews “Shared Imagination”

Kevin Tuerff, author of “Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11,” and real-life character in the Broadway musical “Come from Away,” reviews Mary Ann’s book.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing handbook to open up life to mind-blowing spirituality

March 7, 2019
Format: Paperback
At the advice of a friend, I entered an 8-day Ignatian (Jesuit) spiritual retreat where I learned about contemplative prayer which author Mary Ann Archer describes in her book. Like her, I was blown away by powerful experiences where I sensed messages from God in my prayer. I wish I knew about this practice decades ago. Mary Ann’s book shares amazing true stories which helped me strengthen my own belief in this powerful way to listen to God. For those who aren’t religious, her chapter on Jungian psychology is quite relative and interesting. Buy this book and give it a try on your own, or with a group.

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Shared Imagination reviewed by author Kevin Tuerff

Kevin Tuerff, author of Channel of Peace: Stranded in Gander on 9/11, and real-life character in Broadway musical Come From Away, writes about Mary Ann’s book on imaginative Ignatian meditation.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing handbook to open up life to mind-blowing spirituality
March 7, 2019
Format: Paperback
At the advice of a friend, I entered an 8-day Ignatian (Jesuit) spiritual retreat where I learned about contemplative prayer which author Mary Ann Archer describes in her book. Like her, I was blown away by powerful experiences where I sensed messages from God in my prayer. I wish I knew about this practice decades ago. Mary Ann’s book shares amazing true stories which helped me strengthen my own belief in this powerful way to listen to God. For those who aren’t religious, her chapter on Jungian psychology is quite relative and interesting. Buy this book and give it a try on your own, or with a group.