An Exploration into the Foundations of Western Culture, Philosophy, Myth and Ritual Through Art and Music
Online series now available !
What connects the Camino Santiago Compostela with Sir Isaac Newton and Harry Potter? How in the world is Epiphany related to rituals for Dionysus and Erik Satie? What do the ancient pagan sibyls have to do with Michelangelo, St. Augustine, Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Franz Liszt? Why is Pythagoras carved into the doorway of Chartres cathedral in France? This six week exploration into the art, music, myth, philosophy and ritual that form the hidden foundation of Western Culture will reveal how profoundly connected we are to echoes of the past. It will give you new eyes to see the meaning of the treasures hidden in plain sight in a class that has been called "exhilarating", "mind-blowing", and "life-changing"
The Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamiaand Greece
Episode 1: Jewish Prophets and Pagan Sibyls
Episode 2: Wisdom of Mesopotamia: Inanna, Isis and Osiris Episode 3: Moses, Miriam and the beginning of Egyptian Alchemy Episode 4 : Pythagoras: The Harmony of Spheres Episode 5: Orpheus and the Eleusinian Mysteries Episode 6: Mysteries of Grief and Transformation in Ancient Greece: Ariadne and Dionysus
Coming in 2018: Part 2: The Wisdom of the Desert: Alexandria, The Desert Fathers and Mothers and Gnostics Part 3: The Wisdom of Mary Magdalene Part 4: The Wisdom of Monks and Mystics: From Benedict and Hildegard to Julian of Norwich