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The Dark and the Light:
The Drama of Your Life

with William Pennell Rock,
Master of Archetypal Psychodrama


Origins Performing


Yin Yang


We stand forever between the force of Light drawing us towards a higher evolution and the Dark, drawing us towards disintegration and death. These are the Dark and Light sides of the Force portrayed in Star Wars. But they are not a fiction: they are present moment-to-moment and we are always choosing between them.

Most of us survive in a reality created largely by the Dark Side, a shadow-infused masquerade that pervades our existence and makes a strange grappling of our lives and communications. Yet the Light always beckons and is there to show the way. The fundamental work of life is to become radically aware of this internal drama -- to learn to identify the Dark and to use our most fundamental powers to choose the Light -- in order to live optimally.

            In this one evening, one-day workshop, we will discover these forces within and how to choose between them.

            The Dark and The Light is a basic preparation for the upcoming three-and-a-half-day ORIGINS Workshop, July 13 to 16 at Sunrise Center.


About ORIGINS: Magic Theater

 “Be the star in your own movie!”
 And what is that movie?

For the most part we live in front of a curtain, a shadow-infused masquerade that pervades our existence and makes a strange grappling of our lives and communications. Through a process of Jungian-based archetypal psychodrama, ORIGINS helps you find your own personal myth. This myth takes you behind the curtain to meet and clarify the real forces that shape your life -- the evolutionary and the self-destructive parts of yourself -- and to engage them in a kind of diplomacy by which you can remain on top of your situation and move with confidence through life’s transformations. Understanding yourself and your own journey allows you to make better decisions by being true to yourself and your own needs. This is not A work of existence, but THE work.

The movie, this myth, is the essential adventure of your life.

ORIGINS is a body of work based on a Process of experiential learning developed over many years of research and therapeutic experience in workshops. It is a psychodrama method for generating and working with individual and group mythology to bring about psychological and spiritual well-being.

It is Magic Theater that shows you who you are and clarifies your divine nature.  Within each of us live the archetypes common to all of humanity.  By recognizing, embodying and realizing these archetypes within, we actualize and empower ourselves.

ORIGINS is a whole curriculum, a body of work tied together as a process of clarifying transformation and empowerment.  You benefit most from experiencing all of them, but this is not required.

ORIGINS uses the two universal story forms, the Hero’s Journey and the Romance Archetype, as frameworks to provide two basic Processes for dramatic Self-transforming. Each ORIGINS Workshop is based on one of the two monomyths. The Workshops orchestrate meditation, guided fantasy, expressive movement and psychodrama performance in a ritualized form to generate individual myths of the participants. We use these myths for analysis, self-awareness, and therapeutic development. In subsequent stages of ORIGINS, these myths are transformed into performing art forms. Inspired by ancient ritual, these productions have a healing or sacred function.

Click here to read testimonials from participants around the world.



Pennell Rock William Pennell Rock, M.Litt. (Cantab.), PhD, is an internationally known teacher of Transpersonal psychology, psychodrama and performance. He has been trained at Yale, Harvard, King's College, Cambridge in England, the Jung Institute in Zurich, Esalen Institute, Arica Institute, and was a long-time disciple of Osho.

He is director of ORIGINS, producing theater and opera performances throughout the world. and is the author of Performing Inside Out.  In the last years he has been working primarily in Germany and Italy, but he is now introducing his work in Marin, where he resides.

For more information see the ORIGINS website: www.sacredperformance.com.


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$100 Fri., June 2 and Sat., June 3

$75 if you have previously registered and paid for Fri., June 2

A Summary of Upcoming ORIGINS  
Classes and Workshops
All sessions are stand-alone and complete in themselves and, when taken together, form a progressive series that will offer maximum benefits and growth.

ORIGINS Introduction 1: Performing Inside Out
Fri., May 12 ~ 7 to 10 pm
$20  Register

ORIGINS Introduction 2: Nature of Transformation
Fri., May 19 ~ 7 to 10 pm
$20  Register
Dark and Light: The Drama of Your Life ~ workshop 
Fri., June 2 ~ 7 to 10 pm
Sat., June 3 ~ 10 am to 6 pm
$100  Register

June 2 only
$75 June 3 only, if previously paid for June 2
The Inner Romance: Performing Inside Out ~ Intro & first session to full workshop 
This session is a required part of the full 3-1/2 day workshop; however, it may be taken as a stand-alone before deciding whether to commit to the full workshop. 
Thurs., July 13 ~ 7 to 10 pm
$20  Register
The  Inner Romance: Performing Inside Out ~ workshop
Participants must also attend the Intro/first session on Thurs., July 13 separate registration (see above).
Fri., July 14 ~ 10 am to 10 pm
Sat., July 15 ~ 10 am to 10 pm
Sun., July 16 ~ 10 am to 5 pm
$175 adv; $225 door  Register

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