Sohmer, O. R. (2019). Goddesses of wholeness: An exploration of Gaia, Demeter-Persephone, and Aridne through the lens of personal myth and archetypal activism. Immanence: Journal of Applied Myth, Story, and Folklore. 3(2), 57-72.
Ferrer, J. N., & Sohmer, O.R. (2017). A radical approach to second-person contemplative education. In O. Gunnlaugson, E. Sarath, H. Bai, & C. Scott, (Eds.), The intersubjective turn: Theoretical approaches to contemplative learning and inquiry across disciplines (pp. 15-35). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Sohmer, O. R., (forthcoming). (Ed.) Special topic issue: Participatory research in transpersonal studies. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies.
Sohmer, O. R., Baumann, R., & Ferrer, J. N. (in press). An embodied spiritual inquiry into the nature of human boundaries: Outcomes of a participatory approach to transpersonal education and research. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies.
Heron, J., & Sohmer, O. (forthcoming). An interview with John Heron: Exploring the interface between cooperative inquiry and transpersonal studies. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies.
For newcomers and experienced astrologers alike, exploratory experiential tools--such as body awareness, movement, guided meditation, role playing, and coaching practices--are a powerful means for deepening our relationship with the archetypal cosmos and actualizing the potentials inherent in our natal charts and transits. Beyond learning about astrology from external sources, turning inward provides a direct pathway to encounter the planetary archetypes as they inhabit and incarnate through us. This presentation will discuss approaches to facilitating experiential astrological inquiry with individuals and groups, including examples from the presenter's exploration of Astrological Coaching and Embodied Archetypal Inquiry.
Discussion of prominent themes evident in the life and work of Gloria Anzaldua--the late feminist, Chicana, Queer writer and spiritual activist--through the lens of archetypal astrology. Presented at the California Institute of Integral Studies, 2014.