In every life, there are times when Heaven and Earth meet. At these moments, we know who we are and why we are here. Our lives have meaning, purpose, and passion. How can we bring more intention to these chance meetings of Above and Below? How can we play a more active role in the manifestation of our destiny?
In ancient alchemical traditions, the goal of the Great Work was the marriage of Spirit and Matter, an embodied life directed by a divine mandate. The achievement of this union was the true gold of the alchemical quest. This workshop opens us to the celestial maps that guide our lives, while offering skills and tools that will allow us to read these maps as we journey toward the fullest expression of who we are. Turning to Evolutionary Astrology, Taoist and archetypal psychology, dream work, plant-spirit medicine, and story-telling, we’ll explore the unique patterns and myths that organize our lives. In the process, we’ll support one another in transforming the stuck places of our relationships, our work, our health, and our creativity in order to live more fully in integrity with our true selves.
Recommended reading: Dechar, Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing; Forrest, The Inner Sky; Johnson, Inner Work: Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth.