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The Wedding of Sophia
November 12, 2004 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST
Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom, is the moving force behind alchemy and the feminine aspect of the Philosopher’s Stone. Dr. Raff presents Sophia as a living being still present in the world today, but repressed and ignored. Only by learning to engage the world of the imagination can we find a way to bring Sophia back into our world. Through an understanding of alchemical symbolism it is possible to learn more about Sophia, the imaginal realm, and the feminine principle.
Related Workshop: Riding the Untamed Dragon: A Workshop on Active Imagination
Jeffrey Raff, Ph.D., received his B.A. from Bates College, his M.A. in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Union Graduate Institute. He attended the C.G. Jung Institute in Zürich from 1972-1976, graduating as a diplomate Jungian Analyst. He has written articles on shamanism, the Kabbalah, and alchemy, as well as four books, Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, Healing the Wounded God, The Wedding of Sophia, and his latest book, The Practice of Ally Work. He is currently in recovery from Guillain-Barré Syndrome and attempting to comprehend the mysteries it brought into his life.