Wisdom, according to Carl Jung, is a return to the symbols which are inborn in us from the earliest times. He was referring to the unique language of the unconscious and how essential it is that we live a sacred life in harmony with it.
In this four-week course we will be diving into the watery depths of archetypal symbols and motifs. We will visit ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, immerse ourselves in mysterious alchemical imagery and familiar fairytales, reflect on what dreams and daily ritual can offer us and explore our psychic imagination.
We will also look at contemporary visual art as a powerful tool for experiencing the transformative energy of the unconscious and how it can give visible form to mystery.
This course is for anyone looking for a greater understanding of symbolic language and is particularly suited to creatives and those new to Jungian thinking.
Zoom Live Online (sessions also recorded and sent after)
4 Weeks - September 10, 17, 24 & October 1
Sundays - 8pm UK time / 12pm pacific / 3PM Eastern
Week 1 - Introduction to Understanding the Language of Unconscious
Week 2 - Symbols in Myths, Fairytales and Alchemy
Week 3 - Art as a Vehicle for the Symbolic Unconscious
Week 4 - Tools for Speaking the Symbolic Language in our Daily Lives (working with ritual, dreams, nature and the psychic imagination).
Humanity’s “ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.”
– Paul Tillich
PAST COURSES & TALKS
AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON DEMAND
In Praise of Mystery
with Ann McCoy & Chantal Powell
ONLINE COURSE - 5 CLASSES
A lecture /workshop based, transformative course introducing a range of ideas and practices that explore the mysterious realm of the unconscious, and its influence on visual artists, both past and present.
5 classes available to purchase as recordings - click below for further course info and to purchase.
Ascent and Descent
of the Psyche
Dr Chantal Powell
ONLINE ILLUSTRATED LECTURE
This online lecture journeyed into the alchemical process of Circulatio and its corresponding movements of ascent and descent in the Psyche. Illustrated throughout with images from alchemical manuscripts, artwork and archetypal symbols from other sources.
OTHER PAST COURSES
Techniques For Accessing
With Ann McCoy and Chantal Powell
A six week seminar course for creatives led by award-winning New York artist, editor and art critic Ann McCoy.
The Idea for this course came from artist seminars led by Joseph Beuys (who Ann knew in the 70's), where the participants discussed new ways of thinking about art, while making studio work. For Beuys the sacramental was in everything and an integral part of the artistic process.