How do you turn the pain of life into spiritual gold? How do you find new meaning and purpose when everything falls apart? Through lecture, discussion, music, art making, journaling and sharing, we will explore the richly rewarding field of alchemy, a topic that has captivated, inspired and illuminated the life and works of thinkers as diverse as Thomas Aquinas, Sir Isaac Newton, Carl Jung and James Hillman.
Schedule of Topics Week 1: The Historical Tradition of Alchemy Week 2: Negredo: When Things Fall Apart Week 3: Albedo: Emotional Purification and Catharsis Week 4: Citrinitis: Expanding Consciousness Week 5: Rubedo: Union and Integration Week 6: Alchemy in Art, Opera and FIlm
Recommended Reading: Transformation of the Psyche, Joseph Hendserson and Dyane Sherwood Mysterium Coniunctionis, C.G. Jung The Mysterium Lectures, Edward Edinger