Class sessions: Fridays, June 22 and 29, July 13, 20, and 27, August 3, 2012, 7 to 9 p.m.
Good Shepherd Center, Room 223, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. North, Seattle 98103 (driving directions)
Please preregister by sending payment to Jung Society office by June 19; classroom space is limited. You can use the linked registration form to provide your details.
“The experiences of the alchemist’s were, in a sense, my experiences, and their world was my world. This was, of course, a momentous discovery” —C. G. Jung
1. To examine the history of Alchemy rooted in the human experience of mining, metallurgy, and blacksmithing.
2. To survey the philosophical tradition of Alchemy in ancient cultures through the Middle Ages in Western Europe.
3. To understand how Alchemy came to be central to Jung’s psychological theory and method of analysis.
4. To distinguish concrete or literal thinking from symbolic or metaphoric thought.
5. To apply alchemical processes to narratives and symbols found in dreams.
Session 1: June 22
Session 2: June 29
Session 3: July 13
Session 4: July 20
Session 5: July 27
Session 6: August 3
Sessions 1 & 2:
Sessions 3 & 4
Sessions 5 & 6
Note that Bette Joram also presented on "The Uroboros: Nature and Human Nature" in February 2012 at a previous Jung Society event.
Bette R. Joram, Ph.D., LMHC, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle, Washington, and an adjunct faculty member of Antioch University Seattle. She received her Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005. This subject matter is drawn from her doctoral dissertation, Experientia Testi Est, a hermeneutic study of transformation and change based on the illumined alchemical manuscript, Les Vaisseaux D’Hermes.
Updated: 3 June, 2012