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Soul Songs
 Your SoulCollage Newsletter

Enabling us to sing the songs
we were born to sing
through the practice
of SoulCollage®

Issue #35       May, 2008
                                                             Theme: The Fool Archetype


Greetings, and welcome to Soul Songs, the official KaleidoSoul Newsletter, and the only monthly newsletter that focuses exclusively on SoulCollage ideas, resources and artists.

Our intention is to fill each issue (and your life) with inspiration, soul-solace and delight.  Whether you are new to SoulCollage, or already immersed in the creation of your deck, Soul Songs is for you. 

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to any friends, colleagues, or family members who will enjoy it.

View this newsletter as a web page with complete color and graphics.

Soul Singing with Anne Marie

Hi!  I'm Anne Marie, the creator of KaleidoSoul.com, and a SoulCollage®  facilitator in Massachusetts.  If you're just starting to sing your song with SoulCollage, this column is especially for you.

Suggestions for newcomers to SoulCollage:
  • Find a SoulCollage Facilitator near you.

  • Download the Getting Started with SoulCollage Workshop in a Box.

  • Visit KaleidoSoul and click on What is SoulCollage, SoulCollage Deck, and Making the Cards on the left menu.

  • Seena Frost is the one who created SoulCollage®. Visit Seena's website and see what four cards come up for you in the automatic reading, then read some of Seena's articles.

  • Read Seena's book, SoulCollage.

  • Listen to Seena's CD, Introduction to SoulCollage.

  • Don't forget to take it easy and always, always trust the process!

    The Fool Archetype

    I made this Fool SoulCollage card for the Council Suit of my Deck before I really even understood exactly what it meant. 

    If you're new to SoulCollage (and even if you're not), it may just comfort you to know that even now, after three years, I am still working with this concept.

    Seena Frost (creator of SoulCollage) suggests that everyone have a Fool card in their Council Suit.  She very rarely  recommends certain cards, but she is very adamant that The Fool (as well as Death) are both archetypes that touch every person on earth in one way or another as life goes on.

    My suggestion to you as you are thinking of adding a Fool card to your Deck is this:  think of the times in your life when your life was turned upside down, when where you thought you were going isn't where you ended up at all.  Karen Mann gives a great example in her column below.  One time the Fool interrupted my normally sane existence with a diagnosis of breast cancer.  Another time, just when my life seemed to be back in order, all my "ducks in a row," we received news that my husband's oldest daughter was moving back in with us.

    I think the important thing, as we pay attention to this disruptive Fool energy, is that we don't resist it, don't push it away.  Instead, try to bend along with it, accommodate it a bit.  This just might change the entire path of our lives.

Anne Marie Bennett is a freelance writer, self- taught artist and SoulCollage® facilitator who trained with Seena Frost. Her background is elementary education, computer software training, writing, and mixed media art. She lives, laughs, writes, and sings (and makes her own SoulCollage® cards!) in Beverly, MA. More of Anne Marie's cards/interpretations are available on her blog, Inner Surprises.

Soul Symphonies with Karen
My name is Karen Mann and I'm a SoulCollage® facilitator from Melbourne, Australia. This column is for those of you who have already made some cards & are ready to discover the symphony of voices inside of you and around you. 


The Fool Brings Me A Wake-Up Call

Seena Frost describes theFool as an Interrupter or a Surpriser and who makes uninvited visits. "He sometimes enters life to bring a needed wake-up call.  He turnsthings over and upside-down much to our dismay and bewilderment. He is neverpredictable, and he often has a sly sense of humour..." Frostsays.  "The Fool comes in quickly andleaves again quickly.  We may be left flat on our backs figuratively orliterally, wondering what hit us." (pg. 57)  

Ellie Crystal explains that the Foolexists to question, to cause us to question and not to accept things blindly. He appears when our thinking becomes outmoded, needs to be torn down andbuilt anew, as well as when we need to break out of old stereotypes.  TheFool is the teacher who awakens us to who we are and allows us to explore thetrue purpose of our soul's journey. 

So from thesedescriptions, we can see that The Fool comes along to wake us up and bringsomething to our attention.  The Fool wants to stop us in our tracks,wants us to change direction. The Fool also has a bit of a cheeky sense ofhumour.  

One instance in my ownlife where the Fool came to visit me and shook me awake occurred about 5 yearsago....

Read Karen's entirearticle and see her SoulCollage card pertaining to The Fool  on this KaleidoSoulpage.


The first AustralianSoulCollage Facilitator Training has been relocated and will now be heldin MELBOURNE on May 30- June 1. There are still a couple ofplaces left. Cost $695. For more information about this training or toexpress interest in a future Facilitator's Training in Australia,please contact Karen Mann.

Karen Mann is an artist, art teacher, Lifestyle Coach, yoga andmeditation teacher, and SoulCollage® facilitator. Karen has beenworking with SoulCollage cards for more than two years and facilitatesa variety of SoulCollage Groups. She also works with individuals. Karenis based in Melbourne, Australia. For more information, or to contactKaren, please visit her website,
Flying Colours Creativity.



There's a new 6 week e-course in the KaleidoSoul Shop. It's called: Blessed Connections: A Guided Exploration of the Community Suit. 

You'll find this e-course helpful if you:

  • are just getting started on your SoulCollage journey
  • haven't quite gotten around to the Community suit yet
  • have only made a few Community cards so far
  • want to add some depth to your SoulCollage Deck

    Note: If you are a KaleidoSoul Kindred Spirit Member, this very special e-course is discounted 60% if you sign up before May 17.


SoulCollage® is a trademarked process created by Seena B. Frost.  For more information about Seena and the origins of SoulCollage,
please visit her website.

SoulCollage® cards are made either from one's own art or from images found in materials which have been bought by or given to the SoulCollage card maker. These collaged cards are used only for the cardmaker's own inner exploration. SoulCollage cards are not sold, traded, bartered, or copied (except as a back-up for the cardmakers own use) as is stated in the "Principles of SoulCollage®." Where SoulCollage cards are available to be seen by others, it is for the purposes either of demonstrating the SoulCollage process or of sharing the cardmakers' inner process in the context of community. SoulCollage® is grateful to the artists and photographers who make this deep awakening process possible and in all ways SoulCollage®seeks to be respectful of their rights.


All articles in SOUL SONGS are copyrighted, 2008, 
by Anne Marie Bennett and Karen Mann.
Articles may be reprinted by permission only.


  KaleidoSoul Creations
As promised, we are featuring four SoulCollage® cards from our readers in each issue. 

In keeping with this month's theme, each card below represents one SoulCollager's expression of the archetypal Fool.


The Fool
Artist: Lorraine

Location: British Columbia

I am the one visited by the trickster.
I am the one who
entered the void.
I am the one whose life
fell in pieces.
I am the one who emerged from darkness.

I give you a new way of being.
Your mode of existence
is destroyed. 

I want you to follow intuition.
Take a chance that
this is your path.
Adjust when the spirit moves.


Optical Illusionist
Artist: Kathleen
Location: Australia

I am the one who tricks you into seeing something that isnot really there.  I cause you to see quickly and make an immediatejudgment.  I play tricks on your mind through manipulating the eye. I cause you to look again, to do a double take, to make sure you have seen whatyou thought you saw. I am the one who is created out of nothing, I am shapes,spaces, light and shadow ... I am nothing more than an illusion.

 Artist: Leslie
Location: Illinois

I am the One who pretends things matter when I knowthey do not. 

You already are that which I am - fun, full of life andvigor. 

Remember me through laughter. 

I am the one who laughs at and with Life.

Artist: Jacqui
Location: Australia

I am the one who shakes things up! I am a foolif I think I can predict life.

Please feel free to submit one of your cards for a future issue by sending
a reply email to this newsletter.

Future themes include:

Loving Our Bodies,
The Community Suit,
Death Archetype

KaleidoSoul Notes

Noteworthy resources for anyone interested in SoulCollage

SoulCollage website- Seena Frost created the process of SoulCollage, and this is her website.

KaleidoSoul- Spinning the fragments of your world into wholeness and beauty through SoulCollage.

Kindred Spirits- Join our fast-growing worldwide membership of people who put the "soul" in SoulCollage! Receive a weekly newsletter all about SoulCollage, advance notice of new SoulCollage materials, half- price discounts on all e-courses and e-books in the KaleidoSoul Shop. And more!

Tele-Classes- These are fun, interactive tele-classes that are easily accessed from anywhere in the world.  May's tele-class is all about The Fool Archetype, with Suzie Wolfer, SoulCollage Facilitator in Oregon. There are more details on this KaleidoSoul page.

SoulCollage Weekend Retreats:

Imagine creating SoulCollage cards to your heart's content for hours and hours at a time, and in your pajamas if you want to!  Wouldn't it be wonderful to connect with other SoulCollagers from all over the country?  And don't you deserve a special weekend of creativity and fun?  Our annual 2009 SoulCollage Retreat will be announced soon... so stay tuned for more information,  coming soon to this KaleidoSoul page.

Facilitator Trainings: Information about content and dates/locations of upcoming trainings of SoulCollage Facilitators. Current locations are: California,  Maryland, New Mexico, and MassachusettsFor the Australia training (May 30 - June 1) please email Karen Mann.