Imagery and dreaming are both means of looking inside. By looking inside we find the source of our blocks and the tools to transform them.
Imagery classes work with a technique for dreaming while awake, accessing the spontaneous imagination through a series of short prompts around the exploration of a topic.
Topics vary by semester. At check-out please specify the class you are choosing in the instructions to seller.
Dreaming is composed of images. Learning how to read and speak in the language of images is integral to understanding and dialoguing with your dreams, and for using dreams as a tool for transformation.
The Tarot is an ancient set of images that speak to the human journey. We can understand them as a dream, and learn to read them as such. The varied images of the deck allows us to explore numerous principles of dreaming such as noticing, describing, patterns, directions, numbers, colors, duality, being incarnate in form, the dynamic tension between linear and vertical, and more.
We do not work with divination in this class; rather, we use the imaginative and instructive images of the Tarot as a teaching tool for deepening a dreaming practice.
This class is structured in a series of 10 classes per semester. Each semester one or more cards will be looked at as a dream, and worked with as such, including through sets of imagery exercises. It is not necessary to have your own Tarot deck, though it is recommended for better viewing, and for working with in between classes. The deck used in class will be the Rider-Waite, and it is recommended that if you get your own deck that you get this one.
Faculty: Anna Nowicka
Spring 2022 | April 24 – June 26 | Sundays | 1pm Eastern US – 19h Central Europe
Fall 2022 | September 11 – November 13 | Sundays | 1pm Eastern US – 19h Central Europe
What is source and how can we connect to it? The word source comes from Latin to rise, arise, up from below. Kabbalah is the practice of receiving, hence “received knowledge.” In the language of spiritual parlance, source is the place from which healing and inspiration arise. On a more esoteric note, source might be understood as speaking to the wellspring of all life, the divine essence of everything. Our conscious connection to source roots us to the beingness from which all life and spirit arise. Our work is to actively listen to the quiet voice of the intuition and not let it be overpowered and silenced by the loud stories and ego of the conscious waking mind. When we find real balance, we learn to both act deliberately and consciously in the world while staying connected to the quiet voice of our inner knowing that guides us to our greatest self and takes the form of our great dreams.
Learning to distinguish fantasy from dreaming is a key element of receiving. Learning and practicing using confirmation and discernment teaches us to remain attentive to our dreaming self in our waking lives without being lulled into ego distortions. When we practice devekut, clinging to the divine, we are learning to maintain and honor this connection to the wellspring that is source. When we can truly achieve healthy balance, the healing messages of the body and spirit, as well as the creative inspirations, flow freely and unhindered into our conscious lives. .
Faculty: James Hallett
Spring 2022 | April 26 – June 28 | Tuesdays 1pm – 230pm Eastern US (19h – 20h30 CET)
Fall 2022 Imagery Class Topic TBA
Faculty: James Hallett
Fall 2022 | September 6 – November 22 | Tuesdays 1pm – 230pm Eastern US (19h – 20h30 CET)
* no class Oct 5
All imagery classes are based on the exploration of a topic via short, imagery exercises to look within. Doing so accesses the spontaneous imagination, and is a means of dreaming while awake. Classes are experiential.