By studying alchemical psychology we come to understand ourselves and other humans in surprising ways.
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 new vitality and wonder. This course focuses on the essay Silver and The White Earth in James Hillman’s final and most profound book, Alchemical Psychology.
Approx. 90 min each class
What you will receive
12 Audio Recordings
Reflections & Reading Suggestions
Access to your own Jung Platform account where all the content you've purchased will be stored.
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. We tend to forget that creative processes are not random. Imagination embodies along lines that become apparent when we ponder the frequently incomprehensible images of alchemy.
The book, Alchemical Psychology, 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 or James Hillman. Robert Bosnak has studied these thinkers for well over 40 years.
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.
This course goes through Alchemical Psychology and engages with the essay Silver and the White Earth page by page – and frequently line by line. It is a guide to the very heart of the art of reflection and to the essence of the Queen of creative imagination: the Moon, Luna.
This course is ideal if
- You want to learn more about the art of reflecting on life processes, and what happens when you do so.
- You want to learn how to connect and access the the Queen of creative imagination - the Moon Anima.
This 12 class course covers the following themes:
- Alchemical Silver: its nature and psychological properties
- Mining the Silver
- Terra Alba, the Whitening, and the Anima
Further courses on the subsequent chapters of Alchemical Psychology are also available on Jung Platform:
- Alchemy course: The imagination of Air and the Azure Vault
- Alchemy course: Yellowing and the Stone
- Alchemy course : Silver and the White Earth
- Alchemy course: Embodying James Hillman Alchemical Psychology
- Alchemy course: Salt, Black and Blue
By the end of this course, you will
- Understand the process of reflection from an alchemical perspective.
- Be able to engage more optimally with the process of reflection.
- Be enabled to create your own dance with creative imagination.
We here at Jung Platform want to make these programs available to anyone. If you would love to participate yet can’t pay for the full course, then please send us an email at [email protected] and describe why you feel you qualify for a scholarship, how much you can pay, and what you will do to help the Jung Platform promote this and other programs.
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If once you have started the course, you feel that it may not be for you, you are welcome to cancel at no cost and get a full refund one week after the course starts.