Sophia’s Sparks: Animating the World Soul – An Alchemical Journey of Individuation Through the Tree of Life

This 11 part webinar series will meet bi-weekly (online on Zoom) on Saturdays from October 3, 2020 through April 2021 (with breaks for holidays).

All classes are recorded and made available for participants on our private Facebook page and via email.

This is an 11 part series, engaging the wisdom of Sophia, where we explore the 11 Sephira on the Tree of Life and their correspondences to the Archetypal planetary Gods and the alchemical processes of the individuation process as embedded in the the Kabbalistic/Hermetic Tree of Life.

During each class, we will explore one sphere of the 11 on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and work with its correspondences linking Cosmos (Astrology) Psyche (Soul) and Matter (Alchemy). Inviting dreams and engaging through art, ritual, music, Body Soul movement and discussion, we form an interactive healing community and create a temenos in these times of immense personal and collective transformation.

Drawing from the wisdom of C.G. Jung and Marion Woodman, Edward Edinger, Stephen Hoeller, Dion Fortune and others, we harness our own unique talents and gifts as we traverse together to embody the Spirit of Wisdom; Sophia as She awakens in ourselves and the world we inhabit.

Prerequisite: Sophia’s Sparks is the Descending journey from Spirit to Matter. This series can be taken on its own and is a companion to The Mystic Fool: (A 9-part ascent through the Hermetic Tree of Life Exploring the 22 Paths of Initiation of the Tarot’s Major Arcana). An interest in the work of Carl Jung and Marion Woodman and the Hermetic/Kabbalistic Mystery Tradition of the west, including astrology, alchemy and tarot.

Dates: October 3, 2020 – April 2021; every other Saturday (with breaks for holidays) from 12 pm-2pm (PST)

A Fool’s Odyssey – Pathways of Initiation in Tarot Through the Tree of Life: A 9-Week Interactive BodySoul Adventure in Liminal Space

How is Tarot Relevant now?

“If the Fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.” ~ William Blake

At this time of global epoch shift A Fool’s Odyssey is an invitation to the journeying Soul in each of us. This 9-week archetypal journey through Tarot’s Major Arcana engages our unique creativity in the dance that links Cosmos, Psyche and Body.

As we focus on the archetypal realm through this pictorial system, we activate life stories and dream images to be integrated as we invite imagination, dreams, music, dance and story to bring a larger context to our own Initiatory passages.

Borrowing from the wisdom of C. G. Jung and Marion Woodman, we engage in an exploration into the multi-dimensionality of the Mandala that is the Tree of Life. In an interactive and experiential container, we follow the journeying Fool in each of us through Tarot’s 22 archetypal masks on the journey through the Tree of Life.

Dates: Saturdays; April 11 (Intro session); 9-week formal sessions are April 18-June 13, 2020, 12 pm PDT, 3 pm EDT, 8 pm GMT + 1 England, 9 pm GMT + 2 Europe (sessions will be recorded for participants)

The Embodied Fool: A Tarot Adventure Through the Tree of Life

“If the Fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.”
~ William Blake

The Embodied Fool introductory workshop invites participants into and exploration of the wisdom of Tarot for guidance and Divination into an archetypal understanding of life’s initiations. We will explore and enter into the archetypal images of the Major Arcana and the pathways of the hermetic Tree of Life through a Fool’s play and disguises.

Together we will. . .
– Play with masks and mirrors
– Dance with force and form
– Juggle light and shadow
– Engage in BodySoul movement
– Awaken our dream images with SoulCollage®
– Learn tarot divination

The Embodied Fool is an introductory workshop designed to reveal the wisdom of the Tarot as a guide through life’s initiations via meeting and embodying the Fool. We’ll search for ourselves in the maze of life and discover ourselves on the stage of life! We will have fun as we deepen into soul with the guidance of the Fool!

Why a Workshop on the “Fool’s Journey” through the Tree of Life?
The Tree of Life, mapped with Tarot, offers a mandala for the soul’s journey to consciousness. The Fool is a symbol of the journeying spirit in each of us as we undergo initiations that lead us from folly to wisdom. The Fool is a guide through the passages of life’s initiations and encounters with shadow. By engaging the archetypes of the Tarot’s Major Arcana as initiatory pathways of the soul, we enter into the magic of this profound system where we gain deeper self-understanding, guidance, and meaning in our lives.

Faculty:
Tarot expert, Eva Rider, MA, MFT and Ginger Swanson, Ph.D, Depth Psychologist and Hypnotherapist, will be your guides throughout this unique three-day indoor and outdoor adventure on a private, beautiful, and sacred 18-acre estate in Santa Barbara, California. We’ll search for ourselves in the maze of life and find ourselves on the stage of life!

Prerequisites:
Must be able to hike short distances and have some familiarity with Depth Psychology and Dreamwork, a Fool’s curiosity about Tarot, the Tree of Life and how to navigate life’s passages with deepened meaning.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sunday, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10 and 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.