The Unfolding Story of the Emerging Spirituality
We are in a time of transition from religion for the masses to spirituality of the individual, a time of freedom, and of growing individual responsibility. Yet, it is also a time of co-creating the Beloved Community. We will explore the shift in consciousness that is happening in all of us, the parallels with the ancient mystery traditions and the new science, particularly the physics of the very large and the very small. We will learn a few techniques of the sacred that will enhance our transition into a greater awareness and unity of psyche and spirit, of conscious and unconscious. Four sessions, meets once a week for two hours.
THE RESONANT SOUL:
The Wisdom of the I Ching and Tao Te Ching. Teachings For Our Time
Ever wondered why people bother with the I Ching, or read from the little book of The Tao? Or have you investigated one, or both and given up? For over 4000 years the deep feminine wisdom has expressed itself through the I Ching and Tao Te Ching. These two traditions spring from the same source of the sacred that is re-emerging in the West in our time of need. More than a divination tool, more than obscure sayings, there is profound, balanced wisdom here. We will reconnect with The Source of All through the symbol system of the I Ching and open to the Mystery through the 81 sayings of the Tao. With lecture, discussion, meditation and more, we will open more fully to our own nature and to the presence of spirit that is everywhere. Four session introductory class meets once a week for two hours.
THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL: The Call to Sacred Initiation
Joseph Campbell has said the Grail Quest is the most powerful myth now affecting the western psyche. Indeed, the poems, tales, and cycles of the Holy Grail represent the central initiation drama, and the inner heart, of the Western mystical tradition. We will explore the major stories and figures of the Grail, from King Arthur and Morgana to Da Vinci, with particular attention to the crucial role played by the divine feminine. We will relate these tales to our own lives and the Sacred Eros pulling us to divine union. Four sessions, meets once a week for two hours.
WHEN WILT THOU BE MADE WHOLE: Encounters With Jesus the Healer
On a journey into the wonder and the mystery of the miracles we will seek to encounter the most celebrated healer in history. Who is this person, really, that we read about in the scriptures? What can we know about him with any certainty? How did he do all those things he did? What did he mean when he said, “Greater works than these shall you do”? We will walk a mile with him, go into the deep psychological truths offered through the stories, and explore actual hands-on healing techniques that will help make the stories real. Four sessions, meets once a week for two hours.