Thursdays, February 29 and March 7, 14, 21, 2024
12-1:30 p.m. EST
“The Kabbalah teaches that all the characters of the Torah are within ourselves.”
—Miki Raver, ‘Listen to Her Voice: Women of the Hebrew Bible’
It might seem that to gain the full stories of the matriarchs of the Hebrew Bible we need to read between the lines. But there is much to discover and explore within the texts themselves where hints and information are hiding in plain sight. In this 4-week workshop author, poet, and Certified Dreamwork Professional Tzivia Gover will share what she learned about Sarah when she used poetry and imagination to move beyond seeing her merely as an adjunct to Abraham and Isaac, and instead as a powerful woman, prophet, and priestess in her own right. In this Immersion we will learn how reclaiming the stories of Sarah and the Hebrew matriarchs through poetic writing can empower us to know ourselves more fully—and access the gifts of wisdom, healing, and joy that are our universal birthright.
Tzivia will invite participants to reconsider key passages from Genesis, beginning with the first Hebrew matriarch, using interpretive tools including:
- PaRDeS, the Kabbalistic method of interpretation that explores what is said explicitly, as well as hints, questions, and secret meanings;
- Dreamwork methods for unlocking the information transmitted through archetypes, symbolism and story; and
- Literary analysis.
We’ll also use guided visualization, writing prompts, and exercises based on those techniques, and participants will be invited to write poems and stories of their own. This workshop is appropriate for everyone, whether you consider yourself a writer or not, and no matter what your level of Jewish education or experience.
All sessions will be recorded and sent to participants. We encourage live attendance for you to get the most out of the experience.
Tzivia Gover is the author of ‘Dreaming on the Page: Tap into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge Your Writing’, and other books about dreams, writing, and everyday joy. She is the creator of ‘The Life of H: Sarah, Reimagined’ an online poetry project. The founder of 350 Dreamers, an online international community dreaming for global healing in this time of climate crisis, Tzivia is a board member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and a past Director at the Institute for Dream Studies. Tzivia is a Certified Dreamwork Professional and a Certified Proprioceptive Writing Instructor. She has her MFA in writing from Columbia University, and has taught in college and community settings domestically and abroad. Learn more at www.thirdhousemoon.com and https://tziviagover.substack.com.