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A Monthly Book & Case Study Course 2023

The Lapis Book Case

Read, Reflect, Write, Discuss, Apply

January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, 2023 Sundays

12:30 – 2:00 pm PST;    1:30 – 3:00 pm Mountain;    3:30 – 5:00 pm EST

Selected books, case studies and practice suggestions will deepen your well of knowledge and accelerate your mastery of birth story transformation work.

ֿBuy new or used books in advance of the scheduled month, so that we are all on the same pages. During our 90-minute call, you will receive recommended reading assignments to focus on each week. Your weekly preparation will also include formulating a question for yourself and the group to deepen our inquiry and understanding of what the author is presenting. During the calls, case studies will be presented by Pam or students. In addition, you will receive recommendations for weekly integration in your work as a birth story listener.

Reading, discussing, and practicing as a group will bring books alive; perhaps in a way that reading on your own before falling asleep does not. Note: What we will not do is gather to say we liked or didn't like the book. We're going to go much further than that!

Course Description

TUTOR: Pam England

REGISTRATION: Register the first week of the month to participate each month. $60/month

March  12 (US daylight saving time), 19,  26.                                                                        The Wounded Storyteller by Arthur Frank (1995), 220p.

Enroll for the March Lapis Book Case Course Now to receive your confirmation letter and learning materials. The course will be limited to 14 students. 


April book/topic selection                                                                                                 Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth by Robert Johnson (1986) 65 pages of reading. (We'll be learning about and practicing Active Imagination for birth story sessions. We won't be focusing on dream work.).

Jung developed Active Imagination.  Although he worked with dreams, he believed Active Imagination was a more effective path to discovery. Learn a four-step approach to joining our conscious and unconscious selves, resulting in a transformative experience. 


May book/topic selection

The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa by Clyde W. Ford (1999), 199 pages.

"This is a breakthrough book on the mythic imagination of Africa."--Atlanta Daily World

African myths convey the pernnial widom of humanity, the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrectin. From the Ashanti comes the moving tale of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true identity. The Hero with an African Face enriches us all by resotirn this vital tradition to the world.


Following a summer break (June, July, August), we’ll resume Lapis Book Case in September, October, and November, 2023.  Fall Books and Schedule will be announced during the summer.

Order your books in advance,
especially if you live in a place where book delivery may take longer.

REFUND&TRANSFER POLICY:  No refunds after the course begins, whether you signed for the 8 months or 1 month;
Cancellation two weeks before the course commences, you will get a full refund.
In the event Birth Story Medicine cancels or cannot reschedule a course or event, tuition will be refunded in full.

Register for The Lapis Book Case course

“We cannot heal our stories alone. No one heals without community. Traditionally [healing] circles formed around genuine wisdom keepers, but we are in short supply of elders these days,” ~ Dr. Lewis Mehl Madrona.

It is up to us as Birth Story-Mentors to help others complete their heroic return “home.”

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