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November 12-13, 2004: Jeffery Raff

LECURE: 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.

WORKSHOP: Riding the Untamed Dragon: A Workshop on Active Imagination

Active Imagination is the technique, first described by C.G.Jung, through which we enter the imaginal realm. Used properly, active imagination creates a union between the ego and the unconscious, enriches the individuation process and empowers one’s inner voice. It is the means by which the inner world becomes real. Dr. Raff has developed a series of exercises that allows beginners, as well as those more advanced in inner work, to engage in active imagination. This workshop is primarily experiential with some discussion of theory where required. The goal of the workshop is to increase the ability of participants to perform active imagination on their own.

 

JEFFREY RAFF, Ph.D. received his BA from Bates College, a Masters in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and a PhD in Psychology from Union Graduate Institute. He attended the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich from 1972 to 1976, graduating as a diplomate Jungian Analyst. He is the author of Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, Healing the Wounded God, and The Wedding of Sophia, as well as numerous articles. He is in private practice in Littleton, Colorado and has taught active imagination workshops for thirty years.

The Wedding of Sophia
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