An In-depth Course on Alchemy
Embodying James Hillman’s Alchemical Psychology
on Silver and the White Earth
By Robert Bosnak
Developed by Cyberdreamwork.com and Jung Platform
About the course: Silver and the White Earth
This chapter is Hillman’s masterpiece of alchemical psychology. All the previous chapters have led up to this white jewel.
It guides us to the very heart of the art of reflection and to the essence of the Queen of creative imagination: the Moon, Luna.
James Hillman was a past master of alchemical psychology. This field uses metaphors derived from ancient alchemy to elucidate deep structures in the creative imagination. Creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.
James Hillman was the primary training analyst of Robert Bosnak, who developed the field of embodied imagination: the way in which images can be felt in the body and shape our embodied condition. By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways that frequently diverge sharply from the habitual understandings we have unconsciously absorbed from the cultures in which we were raised. These new awarenesses can engender unexpected vitality and wonder.
This course will follow the teachings of Hillman in his final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology. This volume covers a lifetime of studies and is quite difficult to read by someone who is not deeply steeped in alchemy, the work of C.G. Jung as well as James Hillman. Bosnak has worked with and studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.
In the course we will go through the chapter 'Silver and the White Earth' page by page, and frequently line by line, sometimes dropping even between the lines into the great mystery itself. For those who have tasted these mysteries, there is no way back. One is haunted by them for life. It was so with Jung, Hillman, and with Bosnak as well. It will happen to you if you’re open to it.
Here is a sample of the questions and reading suggestions that will be send to you before each class. Here are the reading suggestions and musings by Robert Bosnak for a previous alchemy course class.
Robert Bosnak, PsyA, is a Jungian psychoanalyst who graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich in 1977. Since then he was been in private practice in the United States and Australia. He founded the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary, developed a method of working with dreams called Embodied Imagination. He also wrote several books, among which the worldwide bestseller ‘A Little Course In Dreams’.
Course: This is a 10 class course. In six months there are 10 web presentations of 1.5 hour.
Dates: live web broadcast, you will get an audio recording of the event as well.
10 Sessions: $150
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