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Toko-pa Turner—Belonging is a Skill

  • First Met United Church 932 Balmoral Road Victoria, BC, V8T 1A7 Canada (map)

Belonging is a Skill

Most of us think of belonging as a place outside of ourselves, that if we keep searching for, that maybe one day we may find it. But what if belonging isn’t a place at all, but a set of skills, or competencies, that we in modern times have lost or forgotten? Human beings have a natural urge to worship that “something greater” which coheres us, but unlike the many cultures that practice dreamwork, ritual, and thanksgiving, Westerners have forgotten what animistic cultures understand to be cardinal: that this world owes its life to the unseen. 

In this evening talk, Toko-pa will explore the personal, ancestral, and cultural roots of our alienation, and how we can begin to tend to our belonging together.

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Friday February 22, 2019

7pm to 9pm with book signing to follow


The livestream recording will be available to watch as often as you like, until March 22nd only.

Toko-pa’s award-winning book Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home will be available for sale at the talk. Book signing to follow, 9 to 930pm.

Toko-pa Turner is an award-winning author, teacher and dreamworker. Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded the Dream School in 2001 from which hundreds of students have since graduated.

As an authority on dreams, Toko-pa has been interviewed by CNN News and BBC Radio. Her bestselling book Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home explores the themes of exile and the search for belonging. It was awarded the prestigious 2017 Gold Nautilus Award for its contribution to the field of Personal Growth.

Sometimes called a 'midwife of the psyche', Toko-pa’s work focuses on restoring the feminine, reconciling paradox, and facilitating grief and ritual practice.

Earlier Event: November 1
Sarah Kerr—Grief as Initiation
Later Event: February 23
Toko-pa Turner—Courting the Dream