Seminar: At the Doorway between Worlds: Jung, Yeats, and the Celtic Alchemical Imagination
Welcoming Imbolc: Tending of the Flame and the Archetype of the Alchemical Bride
with Monika Wikman
February 9 to 11, 2018
1536 Bishops Lodge Road, Tesuque, NM
Designed around the celtic calendar, this seminar will ponder and enter into the myths and symbols of ancient Celtic Spirituality to open our consciousness to the alchemical mysteries of the Unus Mundus, the one world, where eternal and temporal, visible and invisible worlds join hands in our midst.
Yeats poetry that brings in this wisdom will be read and shared among us. Time for active imagination and writing exercises to help us activate our connection to the divine, to the Imagination, will have priority.
In terms of content, special attention will be given to Imbolc mysteries, the goddess Brigid, the keeper of the sacred flame and the archetype of the Bride. This links us to Sophia in gnosticism and in Jung's work, and lives at the foundation of our lives.
It is fostering of the inspired uniquely co-created field among us all that is our aim.
The Learning of the Imagination, by Kathleen Raines.
The Collected Poems of WB Yeats.
Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness, Chapter 4, 5, 6.
Jung, C. G. (1997). Jung on active imagination, J. Chodorow (Ed.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
An article by Lynn de Gerenday, one of our group participants, entitled: The Problem of Self-Reflective Love in Book III of the "Fairie Queen" (to be emailed).
Dates: Feb 9-11
Times: Fri. 6pm to 9pm, Sat. 9:30am to 4:30pm (lunch included; optional potluck light early dinner 5pm), Sun. 9:30am to 1pm.
Place: 1536 Bishops Lodge Road, Tesuque, NM
Contact Susan Steffy, 505-469-0430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monika Wikman, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst and astrologer. Author of Pregnant Darkness:Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness, she has also contributed chapters, articles and poems to various books and journals. Monika enjoys guiding retreats locally and abroad and her podcast interviews can be found at shrinkrapradio.com.
Monika Wikman and the Center for Alchemical Studies, a non-profit project with Earthways.org