ONLINE SERIES THREE
Part 7 – Soul and Color
November 29, 2022 5-6:30 pm Pacific
The twelve-tone color wheel will be presented as a tool for understanding some deeper aspects of the patterns by which relationships occur between people that either unite them or present potentials for conflict. From this point of view the soul can be seen as a colored flame.
Artistic exercises for color meditations will be presented.
Part 8 – Soul and Suffering
December 6, 2022 5-6:30 pm Pacific
An age-old question has been if the Divine Creator is all good what is the role of suffering for human beings? Suffering, sometimes known as the flaming door we all have to pass through, is the necessary cosmic balance for the joy of being a recipient of the gift of life and autonomous consciousness. Suffering serves to help humans evolve to higher states of consciousness. It is an awakener to more understanding and power to create out of ourselves. Without suffering there would be no impulse to do anything since life would quickly become terminally boring. Being terminally bored would offer no avenue to freedom, the most precious gift given to us. This workshop will explore the alchemical image of the tree of life and the implications of its fruits of work, study and prayer.
Part 9 – Soul and Ceremony
December 13, 2022 5-6:30 pm Pacific
The use of personal ritual allows an individual to frame questions that can be directed to the spiritual world. Ceremony is a way for the soul to bring to consciousness the interface between eternal and temporal timeframes. Marking time with personal ritual makes use of the ancient concept that an activity that is initiated by conscious observance has a much better chance of unfolding in a positive way.
This presentation will address the three aspects of word, image and movement that constitute ritual. These principles will then be used to illustrate a ritual for anointing yourself or another that is accompanied by good wishes and requests for insights about life on earth and its relationship to eternal life.