Advent has historically been a time of waiting and longing, a time of introspection and quiet that culminates in the birth of joy. In this online course, we will explore the art, music, poetry and archetypal themes of Advent: hope, peace, love and joy. We will also introduce contemplative practices that can provide inspiration for you to create and deepen your own experience of Advent that will help you listen more deeply to the still, small voice within at this inward time of year.
As part of the course, you will be guided to create your own Jungian inspired Advent book. Each week’s gathering will begin with a ritual of poetry and lighting of candles. We will then dive deeply into a one-hour lesson on a musical masterwork and an art history lesson that explores one of the key themes of Advent across the centuries. Small optional group break out groups (required for course credit) will follow where you will be invited to share your own creative responses you have created through art, poetry and reflection.
Week 1 – November 28, 2020 • The Week of Hope
JS Bach Advent Cantata: Nunn Komm
How to create an Advent altar and wreath
Introduction to creating an Advent SoulBook
Week 2 – December 5, 2020 The Week of Preparation and Peace
JS Bach Cantata BWV 140: Wachat Auf Van Eyck: Ghent Altarpiece Poetry of St John of the Cross
Week 3 – December 12, 2020 The Week of Joy
Beethoven: Symphony No, 9 “Chorale” Klimt: Beethoven Frieze
Week 4 – December 19, 2020 The Week of Wonder and Love
O Antiphons, Hildegard Seven Magnificent Antiphons, Arvo Part Veni Veni Emmanuel Images of Mary: Fra Lippi and Dante Gabriel Rossetti Sharing of SoulBooks
Click HERE to enroll for this class through Ubiquity University. Unless you wish to recieve academic credit for this course, you will enroll as an auditor for $100. Course credit incurs additional fees. Be sure to enroll through the link on this page (rather than the home page of Ubiquity) in order to receive links to special bonus material.