February 25, 2016 at 5:26 pm #18479
It’s hard to find dragon domain names (who would’ve thought??) so I am a bit limited in my titles. But I did find http://www.thedragonquest.com so it may have to be that.
Here’s a working title and tag line, plus an outline of how the course might unfold. Any input on anything will be gratefully received!
Take your imagination on a journey through myth and magic and reveal/discover/meet your secret dragon soul/guide/inner guide/self/spirit/heart ???
Walk the labyrinth
Take wing with the ice-dragon
The sea-dragon and the pearl
The emerald dragon’s treasure
Crimson, smoke and fire
Hot sand and hatching
• Each checkpoint wil have an audio guided visualisation that sets the scene. I see these as the core of the course.
• Backed up by exercises – journalling, drawing, reflection, connecting with nature.
• And a resource guide for those interested in finding out more about the symbols used (labyrinths, dragons east and west, pearls of wisdom, caves, water etc.)
(Just as an aside, did you know that a Chinese dragon can fit inside a raindrop and stretch to nine hundred feet? And that pearls were born from lightning striking an oyster and represent the union of light and water. They are also to be found in Siva and Buddha’s third eye.)
The story thread
The journey is framed by the labyrinth – release on the way in, receive in the centre, return with new knowledge. The dragon sectors are repeated four times, building the mythic structure and going deeper with each segment until they come back out of the labyrinth with new insight/their dragon. The story is told though the audio, putting the listener in as the participant. The exercises are based on the story symbols.
1. The labyrinth is about releasing doubt and what doesn’t serve you.
2. The centre is about stillness and receiving. This is where you meet the first of the dragons, the ice-dragon.
3. The flight into the mists is a portal
4. The mountain pool is about reflection and asking questions
5. Dive into the pool and meet the aqua sea-dragon, who takes you under the ocean to find the pearl. The ocean and the pearl is about diving into the unconscious and finding your inner knowing.
6. Emerge onto a tropical beach. The emerald dragon is waiting to guide you into the rainforest and teach you about the power of the natural world to heal
7. The treasure hoard is here. It’s nothing to do with gold coins, but about the practice of gratitude and realising you have all you need. Especially by connecting with nature.
8. Climb the mountain behind the beach and find the cave. The pearl is in your pocket.
9. Now you meet the crimson dragon of smoke and fire. You face your fears and he invites you into the cave and under his wings.
10. You exit the cave and find yourself back on the mountainside with the ice-dragon again. The pearl of wisdom has transformed into a dragon egg.
11. Fly back to the Labryrinth’s centre. The egg hatches. And now you meet your dragon, uniquely suited to you and born out of the exercises and story of the course. A way of going within and finding strength in symbolic form. A dragon, for power, wisdom and strength (or whatever you need).
12. When the egg hatches, the ash plain bursts into bloom. A way of showing how your life can change if you learn to use the power of symbols and imagination in your life.
13. Walk out of the labyrinth, your dragon beside you.February 26, 2016 at 3:53 pm #18531
Oh my gosh @pennyclaringbull, this is so fun. I am so excited to see this dragon come to life. I can only imagine the finished product and I’m sure what you create is going to be even cooler and better than that! You rock!!!March 1, 2016 at 11:17 am #18762
Loving what’s happening, @pennyclaringbull, and I think that URL will do just fine.
Here’s my two-bits’ worth:
Take your imagination on a journey through myth and magic and meet your secret [personal?] dragon guide
I was tempted to say “guides” because there are multiple dragons to be met, although truly there is one specific one at the end. That temporarily confused me.
“Journey through myth and magic and meet your personal dragon guide”?
“Meet” to me is more fun, and less distancing than “discover” and the other reveal-y words.March 1, 2016 at 12:32 pm #18771
I love that feedback Deb @robson. I also like “Meet your Personal Dragon Guide.”March 1, 2016 at 3:51 pm #18807
I agree with @robson that “meet” is more personal and “guide” is the most accessible reference to what the dragon is:) love this idea…I had no idea how much there was to know and work with dragons!May 13, 2016 at 6:33 pm #22413
I just want to say I find this idea so beautiful and fun, and also I like “meet” and “guide”. The flow of the story feels expansive and coherant. I’m looking forward to this one!May 13, 2016 at 10:05 pm #22448
Andy FreistMountain Guide@andyfreistMay 14, 2016 at 5:34 am #22450
This is a beautiful dragon adventure Penny. It feels compelling and transformational. Wonderful work!May 15, 2016 at 2:24 am #22470May 18, 2016 at 6:54 am #22742
HI Penny @pennyclaringbull, how gorgeous, imaginative and evocative is this dragon course wow.
I want to join up! Could it be made for children/ a children’s version, or a young girls quest?
I also have a diving for pearl aspect for my course – but not with dragons!
I also might have some music you could use… if you were thinking music!
xCaroMay 18, 2016 at 6:08 pm #22781
Thank you for that – I’ve actually had a shift in my ecourse adventure. It’s a long story, but I’m now doing a course on finding the right house, Australia-based.
BUT – when it’s done I will return to the dragons, I can’t let go of them! And I’ve had a shift there too – I want to do it for children/adolescents and I have girls in mind. I have two late teens/adult sons but a lot 😉 of young girls have come into my life through them. There is so much damage and pressure on girls and it’s so painful to see. So I am coming from that place in particular.
I also have a series of guided audios that I want to do for children too – pocket friends in the form of fantasy animals. So much to do!!
And the offer of music is so lovely and generous – thank you! I would love to take you up on it and share creativity like that. Have to do the first course though, but it gives me an added incentive to move back into my other stuff!
xSeptember 25, 2017 at 4:25 am #55218
We miss you @pennyclaringbull! Come back to the campfire and make a dragon course!June 13, 2018 at 8:19 pm #77002
Hello @bradleytmorris !
I have returned to the campfire but I’m right back at the beginning again…but hey…I may be back at the beginning but I am not in the same place 😉
No dragons this time – this one will be around coaching people (especially creative business people) with writing/copywriting. Seeing as that’s what I have been doing on my separate (but aligned…) journey.
Anyway, I have a few projects to finish off and then it’s time to roll up the sleeves and sharpen the quill.
Penny xJune 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm #77035
So stoked to see you back @pennyclaringbull. I can’t wait to see what you and your creative brilliance come up with!!!!July 16, 2018 at 7:32 am #78265
Wow! Very impressive.
New to this but already thinking of using a fantasy village/woodland theme to my eCourse. I love the idea of being able to use all the energy and items of the natural earth.
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